An interior designer can make or break a home. Before you get into contacts with possible designers, make sure you know exactly how you want to go about designing. Of course, knowing what kind of style you’d like is very important, but there are other aspects of this process you should consider. Make sure that you’ve thought over these three crucial points before contacting an interior designer:
-How much do you want to involve yourself in the creative side of interior design. For example, do you want your interior designer to consult you at every given detail to make sure everything is what you pictured or would you prefer to focus on the final result and leave smaller details to them?
-Do you want to be involved in the research of products and methods that your interior designer is using or would you rather leave them to it?
-Would you prefer your interior designer to guide you through every single step of the decorating process or do you believe you only need help with colour choices and other design-related things.
Other questions you should ask yourself include:
Are you visual in your decorating or do you prefer more intricate detail?
Would you be happy of seeing pictures of products that will be used in your home or do you need to see and touch everything in person?
Would you prefer seeing a large variety of options or a small portion?
Are you able to receive a large portion of input from your interior designer?
Are you a decisive person or do you need time to think things over?
Consider your expectations in regards to how long this decorating may take.
Before you hire your interior designer, consider how qualified you want them to be? Depending on what kind of project you’re undertaking, will change what kind of designer you’ll need. If you’re building an extension, even a new home, or renovating then you may be in contact with an architect. This won’t work against you as architects and interior designers are used to working with each other. They combine the structure of the home with the furnishings. If you do indeed have an architect, it’s a good idea to get them involved with the interior designer’s projects. In contrast, if you’re just changing the look of one room and don’t have a lot of money to spare, it’s probably a good idea to skip an interior designer altogether. There are other options than just an interior designer. For example, you can hire a colour consultant who’d be able to help you with your current decoration project.
If you’re hoping to hire an architect alongside of an interior designer or just on their own, use this tip:
Make sure that your designer, regardless of their area of expertise, knows your budget so that nothing will go beyond it. A reliable designer will give you a realistic plan of what will be done in regards to your set budget.