Choosing the perfect interior designer is critical!
Don’t have the eye of a designer and the taste of an interior designer? Or perhaps just looking for a little extra guidance? Here's some quick advice on how to efficiently achieve the best results for your design project in the timeline and budget desired.
- Look and Style – Select an interior designer whose design style fits the look you’re going for. If you don’t know what your style is yet, encourage them to flip through the designers past work and portfolios and see what jumps out.
- Personality – Find someone you feel you can be open and honest about your likes and dislikes. Most importantly, find someone who understands the role you to play. If you want to be really involved, you can consult them on all details. If you want to hand over the reins, the designers will take full charge and create your project with minimal consulting.
- Scope of Project – Make sure the designer outlines the complete scope of the project. This helps avoid unforeseen costs and other surprises. If budget is an issue, be willing to compromise. Know when to splurge on the main pieces—the sofa and chandelier—and when to choose less expensive pieces for accessories like end tables and lamps. Also breaking up the project into phases helps keep the budget on track.