Dressing up the interior of your home is as fun as it is stressful. Whether you just moved into a new home, bought your first home, or plan on redecorating, transforming a space takes a lot of time, effort, and money. Next thing you know, you’ve spontaneously bought pieces of furniture that don’t complement one another. What to do then?
With countless ideas rambling over your head, one way or another you’ll lose track of what you’re doing, what your goal is, and the things you should avoid to do. This may push you to consult with a professional decorator and ask for their help to speed up the process and let it flow smoothly.
Do know that hiring a professional decorator could cost you a hefty amount that you’d otherwise spend on a comfortable reclining chair or a bar cart. If your budget allows, feel free to hire a decorator to make the job faster and better.
You can ask them for consultation
If you’re unsure about the idea of hiring a professional decorator to dress up your home, you may still go on and consult with one to finalize your decision. Sometimes, that’s the one thing you’ll ever only need: an approval or confirmation from them to judge your insights.
If the primary reasons for why you’re thinking about hiring a decorator is to allow them to evaluate your ideas or ask for approval, maybe hiring them full-time isn’t financially wise. However, if you’re seeking their help because you have no idea where to start and how, this is where hiring one is worth it.
Be straightforward with what you want from them and ask how much they charge for consultations. This can save you time and resources in the long run.
You may discuss budget first
There’s no doubt that when you have to work within a budget and you plan on hiring a professional decorator, their fee is one of your most concerns. Ask for the decorator’s fee and negotiate if need be but also do know that this is their work so if you can’t afford them, maybe it’s better to check out the nest one on your list.
In line with budget, it is also important to disclose upfront how much you can and are willing to shell out for the project. It’s essential that your decorator knows to prevent overspending and give them time to work within the limitations while keeping their head to reach the goal.
You may not be their priority
Professional decorators work with a number of clients at a time so they may not be available at all times when you need them to consult something with. Rest assured that they’ll focus their attention on your home and you, as a client to meet your needs and requirements. You are equally important as their other clients but don’t give them such a hard time when they can’t get back to you immediately.
Your indecisiveness is holding everything back
Do you really want to put up wallpapers instead of painting the walls? Are you sure about open shelving in the kitchen? Still not sure about it?
Indecisiveness can take holt on the project. This can cost you a lot of time and money—the least you want especially if you’re keeping tabs on each and every expense made. Know what you want—what you really, really want and let your decorator know. Planning everything out and giving your thumbs up on every decision can help quicken the transformation of your space and avert any inconvenience.
Your preferences may not be in line with theirs
Your wants and needs may differ from your decorator’s vision and recommendations. This is good and not to be seen as unprofessional. It’s always a good idea to have lots of options rather than few so you can narrow down your options till you can pinpoint what you want and need. Exchange ideas and open your mind to suggestions. This can help for the betterment of your space and inspire you to find your style.
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About the author: When she’s not looking over Pinterest searching for Home decoration and design ideas, Chie Suarez regularly writes for PAAL Kit Homes. It is a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home.
October 27, 2017