Where to start?

It was such a beautiful day today that I took Little J out for a walk through our local park. When we got back ready for lunch, I automatically put my keys on the hook by the door and took off our shoes and jackets and hung them up. This got me thinking… the way we live is fundamental to how we build our interiors. So in order to know what you want out of your home, you need to assess how you use it on a daily basis. This is one of the first things that Interior Designers do when you engage them. They have a standard list of probing questions to help them understand what you need by getting to know you and how you live and then build a scheme around it. Logical right?

So, if you are unsure of where to start with changing your interior try and answer some of the questions below:
1. What is your favourite room and why?
2. What don’t you like about your current home and why?
3. What part of the house do you use the most/least?

You could also keep a diary for a week or two and take note of how you use your house. Start from when you wake up in the morning to when you go to bed at night (also note how other people living there use the house and include regular visitors). And don’t forget to do this on the weekend also as peoples routines often change during this time. This will help you to understand what your needs really are.

Image Source: Apartment Therapy

What is the first thing you do when you get in the front door?

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