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4 Things Interior Decorators Wanted to Know
There are many things to consider before hiring an interior decorator - in addition there are
some hidden truths that you should know first. Image Source: Toby Fairley
Inspiration Strikes - You can't just stay for a second with that old, sagging sofa or those
tattered, sun-drenched grapes or kitchen cabinets studded with paint - it's time to redirect!
Interior decorators are essential when you have lots of good ideas, but you know how to make
them smaller, or on the other side of the coin - you want a home makeover but you know exactly
where to start. Do it
Interior decorators can be a great resource when it comes to taking ideas and keeping them in
motion in your home. However, interior design is also a business and there are definitely some
tricks for the business.
Here are 5 things we thought you should know before opening your door to professionals:
1) Professionals have connections
Interior design is a business, even if creative, but at its core. When hiring an interior
designer, you should consider it like you would any other business deal. This means that it is
necessary to interview potential candidates.
Since networking is a big part of any commercial success, you may want to hire an interior
designer who has a long history in business; Therefore, there are a lot of connections. A
well-connected designer has great resources when it comes to discounts they can pass on to you.
An interior designer who is new to the market can try and exaggerate their connections because
they want you to know that they lack history in the business.
Make sure you ask who your interior designer knows for specific products such as flooring or
countertops. These features are timely, but can be reduced with the right connections.
In addition to discounts, interior designers have connections that can provide you with the
right idea. For example, if you are looking to build an immaculate staircase in your home, then
a well-connected interior designer may know the person you are looking for.
2) Discuss budget first
Although it would be nice to think that your interior designer has savings of your budget -
this is usually the case. Your designer is going to choose the best features in quality and
structure until you initially explicitly discuss your monetary limits. The finished job was
anticipated on them, so of course they want it to look grand and over the top.
It has the ability to boost your bill beyond your budget, and unless you are looking to break
the bank, be sure to discuss the budget limit and how far you are ready to go.
If you have hired the right designer, they will give you some idea of what changes need to be
made in your design plan to help you stay within your budget.
3) Bypass your preferences discussed
Your interior designer is a professional, but also a person with preferences. If you leave the
options too open, you can soon realize what your interior designer likes that becomes your
home. This is also a sign of a poorly qualified designer - their main job is to design for you
and not for yourself. Interior designers considered designing rooms that they think are ugly;
Rooms that do not follow their tastes, but this is simply part of their job.
Be sure to discuss what you love before your interior decoration becomes a testament to your
designer's interests and hobbies. Show designer pictures of the rooms you like, the colors that
call you, and the clothes you admire.
It is important to state your desires and needs clearly, and ensure that it is your vision that
comes to life in the finished product.
Modern living room stone fireplace
If you leave the options too open, you can soon realize what your interior designer likes that
becomes your home. Image Source: C&C Partners
4) Best for Less?
Just because they claim to be the best, it means that you will not find someone talented for
less. Interior design students will often work on projects for school credit and can offer
quality services for half the cost. But remember, they are just starting out, so they will not
have the connections that an established professional does.
Ask for referrals from friends who have hired interior designers. Be sure to check the
portfolios of each designer to ensure that their ideas meet your expectations.
Take your time in hiring a decorator. While the saying 'you get what you pay for' is worth
finding an interior designer who can give you what you want and within your budget.