Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring An Interior Decorator

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After buying a house, your focus shifts to turning it into a home. Through thoughtful interior design, you can create a home that is a reflection of your and your family's unique personality. Designing it on your own can seem overwhelming as you start to consider colours, styles, and using space effectively. This is when an interior decorator can step in to help you turn your home into a beautiful, functional space.

An interior decorator can transform your home by determining space requirements, functionality, and selecting items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They provide services including furniture layout, color consultation, design conception, and recommending suitable furnishings. They also assist with purchasing and installation of accessories, sourcing of artwork, and furniture and lighting.

To help you find a qualified professional to transform your house into your dream home, we have compiled a list of the top five things to look for when hiring an interior decorator.

1. Fee structure

You need to know on what basis and how the services are charged. Look for an open, honest, and upfront fee structure. You will also need to determine a budget for your project and stay within it. You will have to find out whether the required material will be bought based on the decorator's advice or whether your opinion will be considered.

2. Testimonials and portfolio

Reading testimonials will help you understand the experiences of clients who have worked with your potential decorator. Based on reviews and recommendations, you can make an informed decision about whether this decorator is right for you. You should also look at the decorator's portfolio to gain a better understanding of their work. The decorator's portfolio will give you an idea of how well the decorator has transformed the living spaces of his/her clients.

3. Credibility

Interior design is as much an art as it is a science. With several technological advancements, a decorator now can show you what the result will look like before a single purchase is made. Since outcomes can now be predicted, rely on previous clients and reviews to figure out if the decorator delivers what was promised, and can be trusted to do so.

4. Experienced

Choose an interior decorator who has worked earlier on a similar project and whose services fit your needs. If you want to redecorate your home, hire a decorator who has experience in it. Know whether they have done what you want them to do for you many times before.  Ask the right questions.

5. Project timelines

You would want to move into your dream home as soon as possible, and if you’re refurbishing, then you will not be willing to adjust to inconvenience for too long. Ensure your prospective decorator finishes projects on time.

If you’re looking for an interior decorator in the GTA, contact Royal Interior Design Ltd. We specialize in custom interior decorating, and design for both residential and commercial clients as well offer a staging division for builders and realtors looking to sell their homes. To learn more about services we provide, please click here. If you’ve any questions about designing your home, get in touch with us by clicking here.