Most of us want a certain type of feel from our home. Some of us like a certain color and design, and some gravitate toward a particular scheme (e.g., modern, monochromatic and streamlined). Inspirations from every facet of life can be applied in home design. It’s easy to figure out what you don’t like; and that can help a lot, as you eliminate the things that you don’t find good enough in your home’s interior design. This helps in reducing confusion and mental clutter. Large furniture occupies a lot of space, reducing the scope for the work you may otherwise do in the space around it. If you have space available around your furniture, you may very well try to work some upgrades around that. Harmony and balance are key in making a quality design and scheme in a home space. Harmony of colors and space must always be considered, before coming to a decision. Some colors have a calming effect, while some can induce excitement or even agitation. Choosing proper contrasting colors can balance out such effects. Sampling paint colors to test the contrast can be a way to go; but keep in mind that colors that work in one design scheme may not work at all in another one. If you have beautiful furniture, choose a color scheme that complements it. The nature of the floor design or finish can dictate how to layer other pieces inside the home space over it. A neutral tone or natural fiber without too many flamboyant colors and patterns allows you to work with a variety of colors. You can even add colors on an antique rug. Make sure to plan these things out to avoid a circus effect. Plan your floor first, and go for other parts later. Most important, take your time with design planning, to avoid missteps along the way.