6. Start with Flooring
When it comes time to start making decisions for your interior design, start with your flooring. Flooring sets the stage for your furniture selections. You might consider practical concerns as you select the flooring but consider the aesthetics, too. Hardwood floors, for example, may not work as well as other flooring types if you want to create an industrial design aesthetic. Still, they are an ideal choice if you're going to make a home with French country style. If you have not yet picked an aesthetic for your home or like to change your home's decor frequently, opt for neutral flooring. That way, you have more options when it comes time to select furnishings.
You may want to get your home furnished as quickly as possible, but it is best if you can take your time and make decisions in stages. Think about furnishing your home in layers, starting with flooring and rugs. Based on those choices, you can proceed to decide on actual furniture that complements the flooring. Then you might begin looking for decor that puts the finishing touches on your new space. Making all the design decisions at once can be overwhelming, and often you will start to feel decision fatigue. You might make choices simply because you want to rush to get it over with, but that is more likely to result in a room that does not have a cohesive feel. Taking your time will result in a room with a unified look.