Let An Interior Decorator Create Your Perfect Space
An interior decorator is different than a designer. Decorators do not have the education but most have a great sense coordinating. They are wonderfully creative and can help you make the right selections for your decorating style.
No experience or education is required to become a decorator however many do take it upon themselves to get additional training and education. Be sure to ask to see previous projects or a portfolio of their designs.
Decorators have an array of contacts in the design field. They have sources for everything from flooring to wall coverings.
Be sure to discuss payment terms. Some are retained on an hourly consulting basis while others will want a lump sum amount. Iron this out before moving on.
Visual Aid Storyboards
If you decide to go forward with the relationship ask your interior decorator to put a storyboard together. This will help you visualize what the final product will look like.
A good storyboard should include all paint colors, tile and carpet samples, fabrics, and anything else you have selected. It could also have photos and magazine clippings of styles or rooms you like. There should be a separate board for each room.
Although interior decorators mostly concern themselves with the coordinating of furniture, draperies, carpets and other decorative accessories, it may be all your reno project needs.
Most have a creative touch and it is definitely a lower priced alternative to an interior designer.
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