What to Expect During an Interior Design Consultation

The first thing you need to know about your home interior is that there are two crucial terms you need to understand. These are interior design and interior decoration. Interior design is the science and art of trying to understand a person's behaviour to create a functional space, while interior decoration is the furnishing of a space with beautiful and fashionable items. Interior designers can carry out the work of designing and decorating, but decorators can only decorate.

Why Hire an Interior Designer?

Interior designers will have acquired the necessary skills and experience to apply creativity and technical solutions within a space. These solutions are attractive, functional and beneficial to the culture and quality of life of the owner. Additionally, the designs will complement the building, physical location and social context. There are also various regulations towards environmental sustainability that the designer will be fully aware that you may not know.

Your Ideas

Before meeting with your interior designer, you will have had an idea of what you would like, maybe from a magazine or online. Cut out these images and print out pictures you find online. Also, if there were colours or fabrics you saw during your travels, make sure to ask for a sample or take photos. With such tangible examples, your interior designer will have an easier task in bringing your ideas to reality and leaving you satisfied.


You will obviously have questions to ask your interior designer. Make a habit of writing them down as they come to you to avoid forgetting. Also, be ready to answer every question your designer may have to be able to paint a clear picture of what you want. You can expect questions about how you use your home and what design aspects you're comfortable with. 

Home Visit

After having a sit down with your designer, he or she will visit your home to be able to get actual measurements of your living space to see what will work and what won't. He or she will also get a sense of your lifestyle and match your desired design with it. Don't be shy of showing your designer design changes you have made in your house. Point them out, as they will give your designer a more accurate feel of what you are looking for so they can give you satisfactory results.

Actual Work

After you and your designer have come to an agreement, the work can begin. Work with the designer stage by stage so that situations that might delay the work can be eliminated. 

Contact a local interior consulting company for more information. 

About Me

Let Me Paint You a Picture

Sometimes amateur interior designers get hung up on what sort of pictures to hang in their home. I even commissioned a few paintings in the past just so I could have an image that fitted in with the rest of my chosen colour scheme. These days, I've discovered the benefits of purchasing antique art to make my interior decorations really come alive. There is so much choice out there that it is sometimes hard to know where to start when choosing art for a home rather than a gallery. My blog takes you through the selection and buying processes with all of the adventures I've had over the years choosing antique artworks for my friends' homes as well as my own.



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