Hiring an interior designer is perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about making the most of your bedroom, or when you’ve messed up with your DIY and want someone to come and fix it.
Interior designers are trained to help you make the most of your space. Their trained eye can see beyond your ideas and anticipation – it’s how they manage to extract everything that you envision about your space and bring it to life in a way that meets or even surpasses your expectation.
However, even though they are professionals, there are things that they wish you knew, for good reasons. In this article, we highlight some of the secrets that they won’t tell you, and also give you tips on what you can do to get the most of the process. Click here for more on bedroom décor.
Pick the right paint
Yes, an interior designer has to bring out the best of your bedroom space; however, it is up to you to present the colors that work for you. The market offers hundreds, if not thousands of paint colors with varying shades, tones, and tints for you to pick from. Besides, bedrooms may appear different from house to house because of the diverse light sources, meaning what looks great on one home, might not be as great on the other. Present you color suggestions upfront so that you can work it out with your designer instead of having them guess what you want.
Another secret that’s well guarded by the interior designers is that indecisiveness will only hurt your project and your pocket. If you have selected a theme or design, and realize that it isn’t working, it’s better to tell your designer as soon as possible, rather than to wait for the project to be completed, before you start complaining. Changing your mind is okay, but you should bear in mind that each time you do that, you are stretching the duration of the project, as well as your designer’s effort. The grand idea is to know what you want beforehand.
Set your budget
Unless you have no limits on the amount of money you want to spend designing your bedroom, it’s recommended that you have a defined budget before you even schedule an appointment with an interior designer. Your budget will serve as a guide for your project. Your designer will also use it to find the best possible alternative so that you get what you wanted within your budgetary needs.
Flexibility is key
Yes, you might have seen an incredible bedroom design on your favorite magazine and would love to copy everything to the T., and yes, your designer might be able to pull that up. However, that shouldn’t mean that have to stick to everything as it appears in the magazine. As earlier stated, what works for one bedroom might not work on the other.