This free room planner printable will help you map out your room layout and decide on paint colors, finishes, flooring, and more as you decorate! Take it with you when you shop for as an easy reference sheet so you always know what size and colors of decor you’re looking for!
Decorating a room can feel overwhelming. Where do we start? What colors and finishes will look good? What furniture will fit best in our space?
We’ve found that if we make a few basic decisions first, decorating the rest of the space becomes a whole lot easier. And we just so happen to have a pretty printable to help you do just that!
Why use a room layout planner?
Rather than just walking into a store, choosing random items that look good to you, and hoping they work in your space, it helps if we go into decorating our room with a plan.
This printable provides a grid to sketch out our space and note its measurements. It leaves room for deciding what finishes we’ll choose for our fixtures like lighting, knobs, and pulls.
There’s space to note what type and color of flooring is in the space and which paint colors we’ll incorporate. We can also note the necessary measurements for furniture pieces so we’ll always know what to look for when we’re shopping in stores or online.
Determining these details ahead of time gives us a framework for decorating our space. This will narrow down our options when we go to shop, and decision making will be easier. The items we choose will also coordinate and create a more cohesive feel.
Free Room Layout Planner Printable
If you’re ready to get started planning your room’s decor, you can grab the printable (in two cute color schemes!) by clicking on the button below.
How to Use the Free Room Planner
The following steps can help you work through the design process with ease and create a space you love!
1. Start with what you know about your space.
We recommend starting by filling in any information that you don’t plan on changing. For example, if you don’t plan to tear down any walls or otherwise change the shape of the room, you can sketch the shape of the room on the grid provided at the top of the planner and take note of the measurements of the space.
If you’re using some of the furniture you already have, also note its measurements and feel free to draw it into your sketch.
When you’ve filled in the details that you’ve already determined, it’s time to make some decisions.
2. Get familiar with your design style.
You may already have an idea of what your preferred design aesthetic is. If so, great! But if not, that’s okay too!
We recommend heading to Pinterest or doing a Google image search and browsing some options, saving images that catch your eye. After you’ve saved a bunch of images, take a look at them and pay attention to similarities.
Is there a certain color palette that you keep coming back to over and over? Are there certain finishes or textures that you’re drawn to? Do most of your images have the same “feel” (like cozy and inviting or modern and edgy)?
Don’t feel like you have to stick to one style only, like “farmhouse” or “modern” or “coastal.” You can take elements that speak to you from several different styles to create a unique blend of what you love.
3. Use your design style to determine the details of your room on your room decor planner.
Once you’re armed with inspiration and have an idea of the design style you prefer, decision making will get easier.
For example, if you find yourself drawn toward a “modern farmhouse” type aesthetic, you’ll probably want to choose oil rubbed bronze or black finishes to compliment that style.
If you love a more glam type feel, sleek brass finishes might be more your taste.
Or maybe you realize that you like mixing finishes and go for a combination of polished chrome and black metals in your space.
Again, pay attention to those inspiration photos that you’ve gathered and what you love about each one. Use that inspiration to work out the details of your flooring, fixtures, and color scheme.
4. Choose specific items that fit into the framework you’ve created with your room design planner.
Once you’ve used your inspiration photos to determine your design style and nail down the details you’d like to see in your space, it’s time to shop for specific pieces.
Sometimes this can mean shopping your home! You may be surprised at how many pieces you already own that fit your desired aesthetic.
If you decide that you’re ready to invest in some new pieces, use your room decor details sheet to guide your choices as you shop, choosing elements that fit into the style you know you love.
Continue to fill out your sheet as you choose specific paint colors, fixtures, and furniture pieces, so that you end up with thorough documentation of your space. This will make choosing new furniture pieces, accessories, and decor easier in the future because you’ll have a reference sheet to work from.
Room Planner Printable: Final Thoughts
Decorating a space doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a little research and forethought, we can greatly narrow down our choices by getting familiar with our preferred design aesthetic. From there, it’s much easier to choose pieces that fit the framework we’ve created.
We hope that our room planner printable will help you create the beautiful spaces in your home that you’ve been dreaming of! Have so much fun with your decorating project!
Room Decor Planner: Frequently Asked Questions
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