December 29, 2021 marketpl

Plan your next design project

How to Plan Your Next Interior Design Project

Plan you next interior design project here at your local neighborhood store for paint, wallpaper, blinds, and decorating, we have a lot of options. So many, in fact, that you may not know where or how to start shopping. Whether you are restoring a fixer-upper or just hoping for a fresh new look, it is best to start with a plan. Color schemes, textures, patterns, and placement are all factors of interior design that work together to form the overall look and feel of a room. If you do not have any prior design experience, you might be wondering what colors go with what textures and so on.

Luckily, Marketplace Paints is not just a paint store. Our company works closely with interior designers to meet the needs of our customers. With a wide selection of quality products and a fantastic team of employees ready to help you, we are your one-stop shop for all things interior design. We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to make your project a success, and you can set up one-on-one appointments with our design consultants to help you through every step. Here are some of the basic steps you can expect to encounter as you work with our designer to plan your project.

Step One: Analyze your project space

Before you can decide on anything for your interior design project, you need to analyze the size, shape, and layout of your space. Start by measuring the walls, door frames, windows, and floors. Look for any unusual angles or curves in the room. Doing this will help you decide how much paint and materials you will need later, and what size decorations or furniture will fit in the space.

Step Two: Gather ideas and inspiration

Designing an interior space is a project where you can really show off your creativity. However, even the most creative minds need a little inspiration once in a while. If you don’t already have a clear picture in mind, our on-site designer can offer up ideas and make suggestions. Before your appointment, you may want to browse sites like Pinterest and Instagram to get an idea of some design elements you would like. Bring your inspirational pictures to your consultation to help guide your planning.

Step Three: Visualize the end result

Every room has a distinct appearance and functional purpose. Whether you want a room for lounging, working, socializing, or something in between, certain design elements will help create the right ambience for these activities. Once you have some design inspiration, try to come up with a vision for the final look and feel of the room. If you have a desired end result, our designers can help you figure out how to achieve it.


Visualize the end result

Step Four: Set a budget

The cost of design materials vary by type, brand, and quality. Before you start shopping, you should set a budget for the maximum amount you want to spend. Then, talk to a designer about the average price of materials, how much you might need, and how you should allocate your budget in order to accomplish all the aspects of your design.

Step Five: Compile your shopping list

At Marketplace Paints, we carry a multitude of paints, wallpaper, blinds, coatings, wood stains, caulking, supplies, decorations, and more. Our in-house designers will help you select the brand, type, colors, or patterns you need based on your vision and budget. Then, our staff will help you find your materials in the store or get them ordered for you promptly.

Step Six: Create a timeline

At this step, you are ready to get started. Your timeline for completing the project will heavily depend on if you are hiring professionals or if you prefer DIY. If you are going it alone, you’ll want to consider how often you have free time, how long each step will take, and how quickly you want it finished. Otherwise, we are happy to connect you with the right professionals.

Create a timeline

However big or small your interior design project may be, it is always beneficial to start with a plan and a little help from a design expert. At Marketplace Paints, we aim to be the ultimate resource for your design needs, from planning to execution. Since we work with professional designers at both our Aiken and North Augusta locations, our customers enjoy the convenience of receiving expert guidance and fulfilling their shopping needs all in one place.

Start by studying the space you are working in, then gather some ideas, come up with a vision, and plan how to execute it. Determine your budget and timeline before you get started so that you do not run into any surprises. Then, bring your vision to life.

If you have never visited your local Marketplace Paints store, come by our Aiken or North Augusta location to meet our staff and browse our selection of products. We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:30 and Saturday, 9:00-3:00. You can set up an appointment with our design consultants by emailing us at

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