One of your dreams is finally coming true, maybe it’s not a big deal for some, but for you, finally being able to change the interior of your home is a gift from above.
It is completely natural to add and change the look of our living space, after all, this is where our life takes place. This is where you spend quality time with your family, and every colour, every object has its special place, literally and metaphorically. Therefore, communicating your ideas to an interior designer can make us very nervous. Will you be able to express yourself fully? How do you make yourself clear? What if you disagree? – these are just some of the questions roaming through your mind. For this reason, here is a list of tips which will be very helpful in sharing your vision with the professional in charge.
Who are you?
Ask yourself this question, and try to define yourself. Why? Because your place of residence is the reflection of you, and you will be basically presenting yourself to the expert in the interior design world. Think about your daily routines. When do you get up? Are you the first person in the kitchen, or someone else is making all the noise early in the morning? Either way, it should be better isolated from the bedrooms. How important is working out to you? Would you rather have a gym or a study, or perhaps another walk-in closet?
In short, think carefully about your own habits and desires before the final presentation.
Create a mood board
Or an idea book. What is really appealing about the concept is that the pictures you’ll be putting in them do not have to be the exact copies of what you had in mind for your interior. Rather, they will represent a summary of all the things you like, including different shapes, materials, arrangements, and so on. All this and much more is visible from the material you are going to gather. For instance, soon enough you’ll see that there is actually a dominant colour or mood emerging from the images. This will speak volumes about what you are trying to achieve.
Keep the memories
They say new is always better, but not really. We all have some pieces of furniture that hold true sentimental value for us. Unfortunately, they most often do not fit with anything we had in mind for our new interior. Fortunately, you are going to discuss this with the designer they should be able to come up with the best solution on how to incorporate it.
Become a professional
If the prospect of changing and redecorating a room is extremely exciting, but the whole idea of explaining everything and not being heard is somewhat daunting, it might be a good idea to attend a brief course in interior design and decoration. Since you already enjoy decorating, why not expand your views a little further? Apart from the fact that you will get so many new ideas, you will be able to explain them in a much better way and really get what you want.
Speak up and make up
On the one hand, if your interior designer is not really shaping up to your expectations, or there is something you have changed your mind about, feel free to state your opinion clearly. Naturally, this shouldn’t turn into a competition, nor this is a win-lose situation. Whatever it is that you are suggesting, you can expect that your decorator may not always agree with you, and that like it or not, they probably know better. After all, it is their job to know these things.
Also, if you have any doubts, do not hesitate to share them with the expert in question. Let’s not forget that nobody is perfect. Even your interior designer may overlook something that only you have noticed.
Trying to explain someone’s point of view can be rather hard, and if it’s a vision of their future home, it’s even tougher. Mostly because we know which emotion we wish to cause, but not always how to describe or show it. Hopefully, with our tips, you will be able to do just that.