Vision boards can be a lot of fun to make once you’ve got all the materials gathered up and you know exactly what to focus on — whether that’s your best life, your goals for the year, or your lifetime bucket list.
That said, you’re not alone if you could use a little help knowing where to begin. The variety of vision boards keeps growing.
What is a Vision Board Template?
A vision board template — or dream board template — is an artful arrangement of words and images representing some aspect of the life you want to live.
It can also provide a visible tribute to that life in its totality. It’s up to you how complex or how focused you want your vision board to be.
The point is to get clear on what you want and to create something you can put on display. Because keeping your dreams visible is part of what makes these boards so effective.
Why Use a Dream Board Template?
Here are just a few benefits to using a template for your physical or digital vision board:
- Questions and prompts are often included.
- With some, the design and colors are already in place.
- Many have options for customization of text, colors, and design.
You know better than anyone what you want to see on your finished dream board.
Vision Board Template: 28 Unique Ideas to Consider
Whether you’re looking for a free online vision board template or a vision board maker (physical or digital), you’ll find plenty of compelling options in the list below. Make a note of those that stand out for you.
1. Free Canva Vision Board Template (via Best Self Mom)
Your vision board is your own creation, but using a template like this free downloadable one from BestSelfMom.com can get you started more quickly. In any case, there’s no harm in checking it out to see whether it fits your preferred approach to vision boards.
2. Free Vision Board Templates (via Life with Rach)
Choose from four themed styles and fill in the spaces with images that correspond to the category for each. There’s also a link to download a digital vision board template, which takes you right to Canva so you can easily edit the text and add images.
3. Printable Vision Board Template (via Carrie Elle)
Here’s another free download from a blogger with a passion for vision boards. Print a copy of the empty template and assemble it offline to hang on the wall or add to your planner. The same post also has a link to downloadable vision board quote cards.
4. Mood Board Template (via Laurel Harrison)
Editable and customizable, these four free templates take the stress out of designing the perfect mood board. Follow the instructions provided to create something you can print and display. The links take you right to Canva, so you can add your own images and customize the fonts and colors.
5. Three-Panel Layout (via Eisenhower)
This one splits the vision board into three main categories of your choice. Here’s an example of three popular categories:
- Self — Fitness, Food & Lifestyle
- Social — Family, Friends & Community
- Security — Career, Freedom & Financial
6. Vision Board Kit (via Making Life Blissful)
This board kit ivides your goals into six categories: self-care, talents, relationships, just-for-fun, education, and health. The kit comes with supplies for creating a vision board, making this project as easy to begin and as enjoyable to work on as possible.
7. Canva’s “Adventure Awaits” Template (via A Subtle Revelry)
Download the free PDF template and print it to add your own words and images. Or use it as a guide for designing your own on a separate background. If you don’t like the color scheme, you can choose your own and create something similar on Canva.
8. Vision Board Template (via Kapwing)
Click on the link to access the free template and edit the images and placement right in your browser using the Kapwing studio editor. Edit the text, fonts, and colors. Click on “Images” to do a search using online photo libraries like Pexel, Unsplash, and Pixabay.
9. “The Best Year” Printable Worksheet (via Moritz Fine Designs)
Presented as the “best year reflection and goal setting worksheet for kids and adults,” this download makes it easier to assess where you are and visualize where you want to be and what you want to accomplish this year.
10. “This Year I Will” Template (via Sage Grayson)
This is a printable template with overlapping circles — each focused on something you want to add to or remove from your life this year. The blog post explains how to make the best use of it, outlining five steps of a Life Editing Process.
11. Big Dreams + Goal Inspiration (via Busy Blog Life)
This one is designed to be filled and modified online using PicMonkey. Access the templates using the downloadable vision board ebook. Once finished, you can download and publish it on your own website or blog or share it on social media.
12. Feng Shui Layout Template (via La Pulia)
The creator of this template has included a helpful FAQ section to address common questions. At the bottom, you’ll see the link to the free template with the Feng Shui grid. Use it to guide you in your selection of images and words for your vision board.
13. Big Ideas Template (PicMonkey)
Like Canva, PicMonkey has a selection of editable, ready-made templates you can use to create a digital vision board. Follow the link to see a helpful guide on how to use PicMonkey to create a digital vision board with one of its pre-made templates.
14. Kid’s Vision Board Template (via With Love From Freddie)
Use the downloadable PDFto give your kids a visual guide to creating their first (or latest) vision boards. You don’t have to know “who you want to be when you grow up.” Better to start just where they are than to wait for inspiration.
15. Goal Digger Template (via House Mix)
This one works well for New Year’s Resolutions or for any time you want to get clear on your goals for every area of your life. Click on the worksheet to download a high-resolution JPEG image.
16. “Your Best Self” Template (via The Happiness Planner)
For only $1.50, you can download “30 Days of Self-Awareness” — a printable best self worksheet from TheHappinessPlanner.com. For the next 30 days, you’ll write one word that describes you or is related to you. Then give it a score based on how strongly it resonates with you.
17. “I Promise Myself” (via Amazer)
This one comes already decorated. Fill in the empty shapes with the images of your choice to complete the board. For more options, Amazer.com has a digital vision board tool that allows you to create a polished, high-resolution board. You can then pay to download it or order a printed version — either on photo paper or as a premium canvas print or painting.
18. The “Nomadic Dream” Template (via Desygner)
Desynger creates a variety of vision board templates with different themes. Click on “Use Template” to share it on social media and gain access to it. Once you share it, Desynger invites you to create an account before taking you to its own studio editor. There you’ll modify the design and download it for online publication or for printing.
19. Growth Mindset Vision Board (via Desygner)
Here’s another template by Desygner.com, this one using the color green to symbolize growth and refreshment. If you’re already a member, all you need to do to gain access is to share a link, sign in, and make your edits in the Desygner editor.
20. What Is and What Could Be (via Christie Zimmer)
With this template, you’ll take stock of where you are now and get clear on where you want to be. For only one Canadian dollar, you can download the journal page and get started filling it in.
Sometimes you don’t know what you want until you start writing about it.