How to Find the Perfect Interior Designer

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You’ve decided to redecorate, but like most people, you know you need help. This is where an interior designer comes in. At Altra Home Décor serving the greater Phoenix area, we’ll be happy to help you find the right interior design consultant who can make your house your home.

Things to Remember When Hiring a Interior Designer

Although working with a designer may seem intimidating, don’t forget they work for you and have resources that may not be available you. Also remember that designers are not mind-readers. Before you begin your journey, write a list of everything you want to accomplish in each room. Identify how you use each room and what you like and dislike about the space.

Your First Meeting

When meeting the designer in your home for the first time, start by sharing what you love about your room. As an example, if you love your fireplace, tell the designer and ask what suggestions they have to make it the focal point of the room. Based on their response, you will quickly see how they will transform the rest of the space. If the you find that the designer is not on the same page with you, quickly move on to the next candidate. If you do have the same vision, tell the designer what you hate about the room. This can include how the room makes you feel, as well as the actual functionality, or lack thereof, in that room. Keep in mind, your personal taste matters—the designer is commissioned to achieving your design goals.

Color Is Everything

Pulling the Colors and Fabrics all Together

Do you like cool neutrals in your room with just a touch of color? Or do you want your house full of color? When discussing this with your designer, remember to share the colors you dislike. After all, you’re the one who will be living with the results. Be sure to provide your designer with samples of colors you love. You can use anything—a favorite vase, pillow, dish. Inspiration can come from anything.

How You Use Your Room Matters

You obviously use your bedroom for sleeping. But perhaps you watch TV in there before going to bed. This is an important factor to share. It could make a difference in furniture placement, technology access, and available space design. Let your designer know if you use your living room every day or if it is only for formal use when guests visit. Do you have any special needs to be considered, such as allergies, wheelchair accessibility, or vision issues? The more information you share with your designer, the better your overall experience will be.

Where to Find an Interior Design Consultant

Many Hunter Douglas Gallery dealers have interior designers on staff. If not, they are certain to know a number of designers they can connect you with. Whether it’s a small project or a big one, an interior designer or decorator can really help you get the result you’re looking for and can keep you from making costly mistakes.

Interior Design in the Phoenix and Peoria Arizona Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!