Some start with a rug, some start with a color… designer Barry Dixon offers this advice for starting to plan your room.
Start with a layout and a scaled space plan. Ask yourself these important questions:
- How many people do I need to seat in a space?
- Where are the sofas going to go?
From there, then you can fold the color and design elements into the room. Layer one thing at a time, like mixing the batter of a cake. The walls, the rugs, the draperies and the colors will come to you later in the process.