The most important thing when starting your design is to know what you want. Maybe you want to create a space that's inviting and open, or maybe you want it to be cozy and warm. Maybe you just want it to be a place where you can relax after a long day at work, or maybe you want it to feel like an extension of who you are.
Once you've figured out what kind of vibe you're going for, then it's time to start thinking about how the space will work with other elements in your life. Do you have pets? Kids? If so, how do they interact with the space? And finally: what kind of style am I going for? Do I want something traditional or modern? Do I want my space to be clean and neat or cluttered and disorganized?
Once all these questions are answered, it's time for the fun part: figuring out how much money (and time) is needed for your interior project!