Interior design is something that most of us are not all that comfortable with. It seems that trends are constantly changing. What was in last year is definitely out this year and what is in this year is a completely new idea that most of us are unfamiliar with until it is just about past its “in” stage. So what is a homeowner to do in order to try and stay current and to maintain a home interior that is welcoming, inspiring and beautiful? One could spend a lot of money and even more time buying magazines, books and internet resources to scour through to educate themselves before completely redoing the interior of their living space, but who has that extra time and money to spare? Not this author for sure. So this article is being written to give you all another recommendation when working to improve the living space of your home, hire a professional residential decorator.
Sure this may seem far fetched at the moment and you may be thinking to yourself that that costs a bit of money as well, but the benefits you will receive from hiring a residential interior decorator, far outweigh any of the challenges. You will have more free time, your ideas will be put into place without you ever having to lift a finger and you will be sure to be left with the most up to date and beautiful living space you could ever have imagined. Not all residential interior designers are created equal and it is in your best interest as a client to do a bit of leg work before hiring someone on to redo your home. Here are a few suggestions when setting out to find the right residential decorator for your home.
First, you’ll want to make sure that the decorator you are considering is willing to accommodate your taste and style preference. Many designers have their own niche that they try to stay in and find it difficult to break away and meet the individualized needs of their clients. Be sure to meet with your prospective interior design team and talk about what you are hoping for in your new space. If they seem hesitant or try to steer you in a different direction, they are probably not the team for your project.
You will also want to do a bit of digging into the residential decorator portfolio. Any designer that has been at this a while (and you’ll want a designer that has been doing this for a while) should have a large portfolio full of diverse jobs they have completed over the years. Thumb or click through this portfolio and make sure that what you are seeing matches what you are hoping to get out of the job. Finally, the last few things to consider are basics that any person should think of when bringing any professional residential interior decorator or any hired help on, price, availability and a solid reference check. Take these few extra steps before hiring your design team and you’ll be sure to be pleased with the end result.