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Your Room and How You Use It
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A well designed room.
Interior Designers call this "Needs Analysis and Development". That’s a fancy way of saying “How do you use the room?”. Prepare to get thoughtful, use this checklist to discover your requirements, and start planning your room.

 

1. What time of day will the room be used most?

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

     

2. How often will you use the room?

  • Monthly
  • Weekly
  • Daily
  • Not often

     

3. How will you use the room?

  • Activities and play.
  • Watching TV.
  • Listening to music.
  • Exercising.
  • Entertaining
  • Dual use. E.G., home office/living room.
  • Everyday use.

 

4. Who will use the room?

  • Adults
  • Guests Children
  • House guests

     

5. Your personal style.

  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Contemporary
  • Casual
  • Eclectic (combination)

           

6. What king of lighting?

  • Ceiling light
  • Task light.
  • Ambient (special effect) lighting.

     

7. What are my favorite colors?

  • List your favorite colors.
  • Take a look at your wardrobe and find a common color theme.
  • Look at the artwork and accessories you already have.

 

8. Choose an inspiration. See “Create a Winning Color Design”.

  • Window Treatments.
  • Blinds
  • Mini Blinds.
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Drapes
  • Cornices
  • Valances
  • Shutters

  

9. Extra storage.

  • Yes
  • No

     

10. Describe the kind of accessories your fond of.

  • Special interest (nautical instruments, history)
  • Memorabilia
  • Collectibles
  • Antiques

     

11. Mirrors

  • Yes
  • No

        

12. Describe the kind of art work your fond of.

  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Contemporary
  • Eclectic
     

13. Plants

  • Artificial
  • Live

14. Home Entertainment

  • Stereo system
  • Home Theatre

 

15. Will your pets use the room?

  • Yes
  • No

     

16. Exposure to sunlight

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Mid-afternoon
  • None

17. Your budget list for any room.

  • Furniture
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Floor coverings
  • Accessories
  • Lighting
  • Plants
  • Electronics  

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