Tip from a pro: Most people have a very hard time deciding what direction they want to take the room, style-wise. Find a piece or a color you like and base everything in the room off of that. Use color palettes to determine what colors will match and flow nicely. Remember to take your time with the room. Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home doesn't need to be, either!
While interior designers are also most often qualified to decorate, shaping the aesthetic environment of a space, this is often not their primary job function. The NCIDQ tests design, not decoration.
The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology—including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process—to satisfy the needs and resources of the client.
Meet with the client to discuss personal style, likes and dislikes, budget constraints and time constraints.