Planning is always an important component in interior design, but it is particularly crucial in small spaces. Sit down with pencil and paper, not only drawing the layout of the room or floor plan, but also forming a list of the quarter's. necessities. Scrutinize the potential uses of the room, the furniture requirements, storage needed and personal interests. Design a budget, determining the financial means at your disposal, future changes in your life and the amount of time you plan to spend in your current home. Previewing all this information before you start designing for your smaller space makes all the difference in your success.