If you want to transform your home, hiring an interior designer is a great way to go about it. These professionals can take your dreams and preferences and use them to create a space that feels amazing and so much like you. However, your first time working with an interior designer can feel a little unfamiliar. Here are some tips to help you navigate the arrangement and work with the designer.
1. Bring plenty of pictures and ideas.
Interior designers need to know what you like and what you want in order to create a space that meets your needs. The more you give them to work with, the better suited your space will be. So bring lots of ideas to your first meeting. Bring all sorts of pictures, either digitally or printed, and be prepared to discuss what you do and do not like about each one. Don't schedule the first meeting with your designer until you have all of these ideas compiled and ready to go.
2. Go one room at a time.
Assuming you are having the designer work on your entire home, you should just start with one room at first. This will give you a chance to see what the designer has put together and offer feedback. Do not feel bad for offering honest feedback! Your designer will want this feedback so they know what to change and improve as they begin doing the other rooms in your house.
3. Be honest about what you do not like.
Are there certain items you never want to see in your home, such as vertical blinds or carpet? Let the designer know from the get-go. Do not assume they share your opinion of these items or that they will know not to use them. Letting them know what your deal breakers are from the get-go will allow them to design a more personalized space.
4. Be prompt in your communication and replies.
When your designer sends you an email or calls you on the phone, try to get back to them as soon as possible. Often, they will need a response from you in order to keep moving forward, so the sooner you get back to them, the sooner your room will be designed.
With the tips above, you should have an easier time navigating the process of working with an interior designer. If you have any questions about your designer's unique process, do not be afraid to ask.
For more information, contact an interior designer in your area.