21. Painting is the final step
When we move to a new place or just want to spruce up our home, the first thing most of us do is paint the walls. However, interior-designers say this is not necessarily the right way to go. The best thing would be to choose your furniture, accessories and fabrics first, and paint the walls only after you have an idea of how you want the room to look.
Painting the walls first (any color that isn’t white) would limit your design options – after you’ve painted the room light green, for example, choosing red linens might not work. That’s why it’s important not to jump to anything and paint the walls with excitement, before you have a clear vision of the entire room.