A Five-Point Checklist to Help You Hire an Interior Designer /Decorator

Jackie Connolly |

A Five-point Checklist to Help You Hire an Interior Designer, Decorator

The space you live in is an environment that communicates your personality and taste. However, as your life grows and changes, it’s important to update your living space as well, and the easiest way to do this is by hiring an interior designer.

Designers have the ability to understand your personality and sense of style. They can turn your ideas into reality by planning the design and interiors of your living and work space to give it a complete look. They provide a range of services that may include research and space planning, design and project management, custom furniture design, custom textiles and wallpaper, renovations, remodeling, as well as conceptual and schematic design.

To help you get your home designed by the best designer in town, here’s a list of the top five things to look for when hiring an interior designer/ decorator.

1. Knowledgeable.

A designer’s knowledge of design should include design consultations, color consultations, sourcing for furniture and fabrics. Choose a designer that will create floor plans in 3D so you can envision the space and assist you in bringing your living space to life.

2. Expertise.

If you need a complete remodel, hire an interior designer who specializes in remodeling. Choose an interior designer who has worked on similar projects in the past and whose services fit your needs.

3. Previous projects.

Have a look at the designer’s/decorator's portfolio to have an understanding of their work. The portfolio of the designer you wish to work with will give you an idea of how well the designer has transformed the living spaces of their clients and whether they will be able to achieve the design aesthetic you want. 

4. Reasonable fees.

Talk to your designer/decorator about their costs and how they charge for their services. Determine a budget for your project and be upfront about how much money you’re willing to spend on your design project.

5. In-depth understanding.

An interior designer/decorator needs to understand your style and see your vision. It’s crucial for an interior designer to give an ear to a client’s say in order to reciprocate with a design that is similar to the client’s vision.

If you’re looking for an interior designer/decorator in Mississauga, Oakville, and the GTA, contact Parsons Interiors Ltd. 

We specialize in residential interiors projects and provide top-notch interior design services. We carry many Canadian-made brand names furniture and customized selections, at a great price as we are able to pass on our designer-discounts to our clients. 

Make an appointment to come and visit our showroom where you might just spot the perfect piece of artwork or accessories to add that wow factor you’ve been missing.

We listen to your needs and ensuring each is met. If you have décor ideas but need help pulling your thoughts together, we can help you realize the potential of those ideas and bring them to life. To learn more about the services we provide, please click here. If you have any questions about interior design, get in touch with us here.