. . . Not having a well thought out plan. Without a plan, successful design is hit and miss. Mostly miss.
Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, you should always follow a predetermined design process. This will keep everyone moving forward and in the right direction.
There are seven basic steps to a workable interior design process, the first step is:
1. Preference, Purpose & Function Discovery - Each space needs to be evaluated in light of the lifestyles and preferences of those who will live in the home. That means everyone. Kids, too.