Interiors

Thinking of Hiring an Interior Designer? Here’s What To Consider

interior designer: re-designed living room.

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to design your interiors you may want to consider hiring an interior designer. I know many of us would prefer to put those personal touches into our home but sometimes it may be a wise option. So, what should you consider when it comes to hiring an interior designer? There are a few things to think of.

Price

The first thing to consider is the price. You may fall in love with a designers style, but if their price isn’t in your budget then it’s pointless. The experience that each designer has can be the determining factor when it comes to what you’ll pay for. While a designer that has been in the industry for many years can do a great job what’s to say that that up and coming designer won’t be able to provide a happy outcome – and usually at a fraction of the price.

Here are the main points to consider –

  • Ask your friends and family
  • Assess your budget
  • How do you want to pay? 
  • Start collecting photos and images 
  • Establish a time frame
  • Start taking measurements
  • Keep your future plans and preferences in mind

Does Your Style Coincide?

One of the most important things to consider aside from price is whether or not your style and the style of the interior designer are similar. The only way that you’ll know is by asking lots of questions. From questions about their personal design style (such as in their own homes and offices) to finding out more about their design influences – asking questions and finding out more is a great way to see if you’ll mesh.

Suppose you’re crazy for Sloane and Sons tub chairs but your designer prefers a more minimalist look? The collaboration simply won’t work to the extent you hope it will.

Do You Like Their Past Work?

A sure-fire way to know if you will like your designers work is by checking their portfolio and reading testimonials from past clients.

This is just a bit of an excerpt from the guide that Sloane and Sons have created on their website and one that you should read if you’re in the market to finding an interior designer.