Choosing the right interior designer for your project can be a tricky business. Whether it’s a small renovation or a brand-new home, you want to get it right the first time! We’ve come up with some handy key points to help you make sense of the process..

RESEARCH – Before you approach a designer, do your research. You want to find the right fit for you, your style and personality. Check out their website, read the reviews, analyse past work, and don’t go past word of mouth – it’s always a good indication that a designer has done a great job for someone if they come highly recommended.

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BUDGET – To ensure that you get the most out of your interior design project – whether it’s a new set of drapes or a large-scale renovation, establishing a budget at the start of your project will mean that you can tackle your design with a realistic view. As with all best laid plans, budgets can evolve as a project progresses – this is where an expert in the field will prove invaluable, as they will be able to guide you in terms of products, fabric choices and styles to suit your budget and may also be prepared to provide the best pricing, by passing on their trade prices.

SERVICE – Make the most of your relationship with your designer at the start of your project, by establishing an open and honest rapport – advise your designer as to what you are expecting from the process and the service you expect. Respond to emails and estimates efficiently, so that deadlines can be met in a timely manner. Your designer is there to guide you through the process – make use of their expertise for a seamless and satisfactory outcome.

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VISUALISATION – All interior designers utilise the 7 elements of interior design – colour, form, space, texture, pattern, line, and light. While this may not mean much to the average person – it’s how all great spaces come to fruition. Your designer will work with your vision and ideas and help you transform your project from paper to reality – taking an ordinary space and turning it in to the extraordinary!

STYLE – You may have some ideas as to how you want your space to look and function – from contemporary through to traditional, the choices can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whilst Pinterest and Google are handy tools to help you get started in your search for that elusive style – utilising an expert in this area will help to make sense of how you want your space to feel and function.  A great designer will be able to guide you through this process with a range of sampling, helping to decipher which style suits you best and ultimately bringing your vision to life.

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We would be thrilled to assist you in making the right decisions when it comes to your interior design and window treatment solutions.