If you want to figure out how to tame your inspiration flow when it comes to floor plans designings and you want your creative game to be on top, then you should transfer your ideas onto paper.

You should do that because you can’t just go on an IKEA spree and purchase some random furniture that you thought you liked at that particular moment or got a discount for, or repaint your bedroom brown, and then try to make everything match, go, and fit into your room. That would be one of the worst decisions you could ever make and it is possible that you will wind up with a lot of stuff that you don’t like or you don’t need because they just don’t fit in your room. Everyone should be able to learn how not to make those mistakes. Making floor plans is the right way to accomplish that goal, as well as making some smaller, clearer versions of your ideas.

The only part of floor plans making that you might need help with is the measuring, and that is because doing that on long distances, using a tape measure, can be a little complicated. It wouldn’t be impossible to do it by yourself but there are a lot of examples of people who injured themselves pretty serious while trying to do that. An advice that could really come in handy would be to roughly sketch out on paper your area with all the angles, windows, and doorways. After that, all you’ll need to do is to add the numbers. This is a lot simpler than making a list of, for example, “wall nr. one”, “wall nr. two” and so one.

You should transfer the drawings to graph paper. Most of the times, the interior floor plans are drawn to a scale of one to quarter-inch (1cm:1m, in the metric system). If you plan to draw more than just one room, remember that the walls on the interior usually are around 5 inches thick (approximately 13 cm.). If needed, also add this measurement to your plan.

Something that could recreate some childhood memories, but something that you must be very accurate with is creating miniature furniture models. In order for these furniture models to be effective, they must be up to scale. By this time you should already know, or at least, have an idea, of how you would like your room to turn out. You could use the furniture you already have, and you’ll have to measure it, or you could buy a new one and find their measurements on the internet. In both cases, you will have to draw them up to scale on the graph paper and then cut them out. You might want to draw with marked spaces all the furnishing with moving parts, while they are open, in order to see if they can be opened in the area you will place them.

The other interior pieces like the couch or the chairs can be placed where you imagined them. Here are some measurements that you need to keep in mind: the recommended furniture spacing is 18 inches (approximately 45 cm), the minor pathways are around 24-36 inches wide (approximately 60-90 cm) with the amendment that the pathways are located around places and areas where only one person could fit at a time, whereas the major ones, where at least two people could fit at a time, usually are around 30-48 inches wide (approximately 76-120 cm).