Think about your home, and answer these questions:
1. What do you want it to be? If you want your home to be a tranquil oasis in a busy world, are your colors soothing or do they shout? If you want a fun place for friends to gather, do you have plenty of seating?
2. What are your main hobbies and activities? What do you need for these activities? For instance, if you have a collection that you work on often, get storage containers for it that can be easily opened or put away. If its a lot of trouble to get at your collection, you either wont spend the time on it, or else might be tempted to leave it out and risk losing or breaking certain pieces.
3. Who will be using the space? How many people will be living there? What ages? Its important for every person to have a space thats their own. Whether its a special chair, couch, desk or a section of a room, everyone needs their space. If youre planning to do video aerobics, youll need room to move around in front of the TV!