Plan what you want to do and set a budget. Then look at the cost of the different aspects. Never estimate the costs because you could be way off, and then you may run out of money before your interior redesign is complete. The time spent doing this could save you a lot of effort and upset as the project progresses, and it is well worthwhile spending the time to do this.
Furniture that is too big for a room will dwarf its size and will be awkward to move around. Furniture that is too small will look lost. This is a mistake that often happens when you try to save money by using the furniture that fitted fine in another room, but it can be a disaster in your new room. Bite the bullet and buy items that are suitable for the size of space you are dealing with, the effect will be so much better for both the room and the furniture.
Fashions come and go very quickly. Forget about the latest trends and pick your own style. That will be satisfying for so much longer than a fashion statement that will be out of date in a few months.
It is your style that matters, not someone else’s. Listen to suggestions of course, but design the room how you want it to be and not as someone else’s dream.
There are some things in the room that you may not want to change, the flooring being a typical example or a fireplace. However, if your room is being painted, for example, you need to protect your floors and fixtures from the paint that tends to appear everywhere from brushes and rollers.
There are such products available as Florprotec T-Bord that can be used to protect floors and fixtures from being damaged when you are renovating a room, and these are well worth investing in. I mean, they’re cheaper than buying a new floor!