I am currently working on a furniture plan for my new store. It’s really exciting to put to paper the ideas in my head. I like to draw by hand and I am the most comfortable drawing in quarter inch scale. The furniture plan becomes the road map for the journey. As I plan out the furniture placement, I can look at flow and movement through the room. The floor plan helps me to try everything on paper first. I can experiment with scale and balance. I can also see where lighting is required from this plan. The plan becomes a shopping list. When selecting fabrics I often refer to the plan to see where I can make colors connect. As with any good journey, the plan can be adjusted. A furniture plan saves time and costly purchases that don’t have a spot when you get them home. If you’re overwhelmed and wondering where to start, make a plan.