What to Bring to Start a Conversation
While you may not need all of these, some of these will help you and us choose a fabric treatment that will go with your window, bed or sofa or anything else. It will help your decorator/design professional get a basic understanding of your space and then they can work with you to suggest things that might go well in a space. A large room can handle larger patterns. A small window might suggest the use of a sheer to maximize the available light. Then again there might be privacy issues. All of these when noted go a long way in making design choices.
A drawing to show the size of your room/space or window
No, you do not need to go to architectural school to do this. Draw neatly on a graph paper and draw major items to scale. Mark distances to the windows, corners, lengths, width. This will help get a feel of what the space looks like. Mark which side is North; it will help get an idea of where the Sun comes in. Add, other details such as yard, street etc.
Pictures are worth a thousand words
Take pictures of your space from different vantage points to show the space that you are trying to decorate. Take pictures head on, take pictures from corners or doorways to get an idea of the entire space. In some cases you might go upstairs and take a picture of the entire great room.
Swatches of fabrics, pillows, pictures of furniture pieces
Color of walls
I want my room to look like….
Saved pictures, cuttings, clippings reflect your life experiences. Collect them and organize them and bring these to throw some light into the things that you like.
What to collect