The clearer the picture in your mind of what you want your home to look and feel like, the faster we can help you get there. If you have a pretty good idea of the basic colors you like, and other choices that involve personal taste and style (such as: tile vs hardwood, one story vs two stories, brick vs stucco, contemporary vs craftsman, oil rubbed bronze vs brushed nickel, shiny vs matte, warm vs dark, etc), then it should be relatively easy for you to make your selections based on that. However, if you wait until you’re in the throes of building a home to look at wall coverings for the first time ever, you might find it’s more difficult—and time consuming—than it needs to be.
A big part of what I do when working with clients is to contact the builders that you will be interviewing, and set up an appointment for all of us to meet and discuss the selection at hand (whether that’s flooring, windows, lighting, or other selections). Some of our builders have a showroom where we can look at different brands, colors, and finishes, and you can see a lot of options before having to make a decision.
IF YOU GET STUCK and need a little inspiration: Go walk some builders model homes. Take plenty of pictures, ask the sales counselor for the floor plan that you just walked and make notes on it about what you liked. Pinterest is also a great place to get inspired.