Big or small, a well-designed space begins with a good plan. Measure your space, taking note of important areas such as the outlets, light fixtures and structural obstructions like the bulkheads and columns. Take thes measurements and input them into online planning tool like Icovia (icovia.com). This tool allows you to insert furnishings, change their sizes and generate a shopping list with exact measurements. Keep proportions in mind when planning the layout of your furniture and don't be shy to take painter's tape to the floor to visually block out how your furniture will fit.