When I’m working on a room makeover and sourcing items online, it’s often hard to know if items will work well together without putting them next to one another and seeing them in the actual space.

One thing that helps me determine if my room design is coming together how I want it to is creating a virtual room design board.

These boards are really easy to make, and also free! You can watch the video below to see how simple it is. Once you’re ready to make your own board, just create a free account on Olioboard.

What room makeover will you be plotting out now? Get more details on making your own design boards here.

Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk décor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at rainonatinroof01@aol.com or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.