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6 Essential Elements of Interior Design

Figure Out Function

The next questions to ask yourself about any room regard use. Who will use the room? How will the room be used? Thinking about these two basic questions can help you decide what kind of flooring to have, for example-will there be lots of traffic through this room? Will food and drink be allowed in this room on a regular basis? What kinds of activities will take place in this room? Will kids and/or pets be in this room on a regular basis?