The ABC’s of Decorating….W is for Working with a Professional Decorator!
by ipdesign |
April 7th, 2011 |
DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME BY WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DECORATOR!!
It’s sad but true- cutting corners by deciding not to work with a professional interior decorator can often cost you more time and money in the long run. Today, more and more homeowners are enlisting the services of interior decorator and designers.
Because custom designs are so popular, professional decorators know how to work with your budget, your lifestyle and your design vision in mind.
If you are considering using a decorator, there are some basic guidelines you should follow before your project actually begins:
Take a tour of your home with the decorator so you both can determine the size of the project.
Discuss your family’s lifestyle with your decorator. How do you want your house to feel?
How do you entertain?
Do you have kids and pets in your household?
It’s wise to set a realistic timetable for completion, especially with a large project. Establish your decorating priorities. Which rooms are the most important for you to complete? Then it’s essential to determine your overall project budget. Any professional decorator will be happy to provide your with realistic budget guidelines that you can use to help you determine your project’s budget . Once your decorator is aware of this budget, he or she will be able to find the custom products that will best suit your overall needs.
Finally, let your decorator know at the beginning of your project if you have certain items that you want to keep and work around or have any other special requests.
Considering these basic guidelines will allow your decorator to work with you to design a project with your wishes, your lifestyle and your budget in mind, saving you from costly errors and resulting in a room you and your family will enjoy for years to come.