How to Prepare for an Interior Design Consultation

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When you make the decision to re-design the interior spaces of your home, you’re faced with the exciting yet sometimes daunting prospect of how to go about your interior design project. With the help of a professional, this process can be smooth and enjoyable. Here’s how you’ll want to prepare for your interior design consultation to make sure your home’s revitalization matches your wants and needs:

How to Prepare for an Interior Design Consultation

1. Determine your budget: Coming into your consultation with a predetermined idea of your project budget can make this step easier for client and designer alike. You can create an estimate of how much you aim to spend by researching the cost of comparable interior design projects.

2. Bring all decision-makers: You may hope to include the interests of all your home’s occupants when undertaking an interior design project. Ahead of the consultation, it’s best to establish who will be a part of the decision-making process and begin to get an idea of each person’s ideas. You may want to invite those most invested in the outcome of your home’s appearance to collaborate during the consultation.

3. Make your goals clear: Demonstrate how you want to use the space and what you want it to look like by bringing paint and fabric swatches, photos of design inspiration, and floor layouts of your current space to help your designer better understand and achieve your vision.

4. Understand your lifestyle: Bringing an awareness of your daily habits and functionality needs to the interior design consultation can allow your designer to better grasp how to meld the aesthetics and usability of your home.