Frequently Asked Questions About Interior Decorating

beautiful-living-roomFor those of you who have never availed of interior decorating before, it can be quite an intimidating and unknown endeavor. This often results in questions that you seek to have answered before you come to a final decision - whether to employ decorating services or not. We have aimed to answer a few of the most common questions here.

#1: What is the difference between interior decorating and designing?

Designers are responsible for creating the layout of the space; this requires a thorough understanding of both construction and space planning. They are also responsible for the finishes, fittings and fixtures. Decorators are only responsible for the decorative elements of the space (such as paint colors, furniture and window furnishings). A designer deals with these things, too.

#2: What should I do before contacting a decorating company?

You should begin by collecting photographs from magazines or even online that capture the look, style or colors you are hoping to achieve in your own home. You can present these images during your initial consultation with the designer, as this is a great way to show them what you want. You should also be prepared to answer a few questions, such as how big the project is.

#3: How much will my project cost?

Unfortunately, this is the same as asking how long a piece of string is - the answer will depend upon the scope of the work and all of the pieces that you are hoping to include. If you have a budget that you must stick to, make sure that your designer is aware of this from the beginning. They will be able to tailor a design that suits both your needs and your financial restraints.

#4: What if my designer suggests a style I don't like?

During your initial consultation, your designer should get a thorough brief from you (which includes information about your property, who lives there, your lifestyle, special needs and your desires). The suggestions or concept should reflect this brief. If you don't like it, give yourself some time to ponder it and then speak about changing the aspects you still don't like.

#5: Why should I employ interior decorating?

There are actually a number of reasons why making use of this service is a good idea - it helps you to avoid making unwise decisions; it will help you to see the big picture rather than individual issues; it can help you choose an appropriate design that suits your taste and budget; and it helps you to avoid the "miss-match" and "chaos" that occurs when you attempt this by yourself.

#6: How long will the project take to complete?

Just like asking about the cost, this question is the same as asking how long a piece of string is. It will depend upon the scope of the work and the pieces that you need to finish it. Once the brief and plan have been created, however, your designer should be able to provide you with a loose deadline - just remember that sometimes unavoidable issues crop up.

#7: What sorts of trades people do designers use?

It is important to note that interior designers will rarely do all of the work on your project by themselves. It is likely that they will employ trades people to come in and tackle specific tasks for them, such as painting and installing lighting fixtures. If you have any qualms about this, please bring them up with your designer; just note that they will only use reputable trades.

Whilst we feel that interior decorating is something that everyone should partake in, we also recognize that it is not an avenue for everyone. If this is something that you are considering, however, we hope that we have managed to answer most of your questions above. If not, please recognise that there is nothing wrong with asking a designer.

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