While you might think your designer might have a lot of ideas for your home, they might not necessarily have your taste. Your home is a reflection of who you are. Take time to browse websites such as Pinterest, websites dedicated to interior design and interior design magazines for inspiration.
2.Scrutinize Designer Portfolios
Once you have identified your style, find designers whose style matches yours. Find out more about them and scrutinize their portfolios. Take a look at their work and see if you can envision living in a similar space. Also, find out how much they’ll charge you for their services and see if it fits in your budget. If all these factors are favourable, you’ve found yourself a designer.
3.Meet the Designer
Once you have scrutinized portfolios and have narrowed down a few designers, it’s time to meet them face to face. During the meeting, ask a lot of questions. Make a list of all possible questions so that you don’t miss out on anything. Ask them about the cost, approximate duration of projects and also ask about their experience. Most designers do not charge for the consultation. Give them a call before you meet them to clarify give this.
4.Set a Budget
If you have a budget in mind, don’t hesitate to tell your interior designer. This will ensure the designer doesn’t bill you beyond it. Communicate your monetary limits clearly from the get go. Depending on that, the designer will pick and choose the best material available within that price bracket.
5.Communication is key
Communication is a vital aspect if you want your home to turn out the way you have envisioned it. Building a rapport with the designer might be easy but getting the designer to understand your taste might be a bit of a task. Do no hesitate to ask questions. If you disagree with the choices the designer makes, do not be afraid to say so. Chances are, they might have a logical explanation for it and if you still disagree, you will have the last say in it as it is your home. The final decision rests with you.