How to be a Better Interior Designer
Here are some quick tips to help you become a better interior designer.
Home decor is a very personal and is the visual representation of your individual style. That’s why it is very important to get to know your clients on a personal level. It will allow you to see the potential in their home from their perspective.
You will also need to use your knowledge of textiles, spacial arrangements, and colors. This knowledge is important, as is a solid understanding of building codes and the history of design. Being able to quickly and effectively reference and communicate these important subjects, while pleasing the client and mitigating any problems is what will make you successful at interior design!
It is important to incorporate a variety of colors and textures in the room, and you can do this with visually interesting furniture pieces that use more than one material. Some pieces that we offer at Facet Furniture have a variety of textures and materials, such as the Amalgam Credenza, the Pure Chair, and the Motley Coffee Table. We also have a very large selection of finishes that come in a wide variety of shades, so you can customize your furniture to fit the style of any room. The combinations are endless.
Feelings are also important when designing a space, so pay close attention to how the room makes you feel. Look for inspiration everywhere. Lighting is essential because it sets the mood of a space, so take your time when designing the lighting in each room.
Not only do you need to have all these artistic and technical skills, you also must be successful at suggestion and negotiations. Some clients will be more difficult than others to please, and you will want to be able to steer them towards a favorable outcome for the design choices in their home while still giving them the feeling of control over their space. This is a delicate balance, and becoming good at it will give you an advantage when pitching your ideas to your clients for their home.
And doing all of this will make you stand out, but you certainly need to showcase your work with an outstanding portfolio that you can show to prospective clients. This should be a compilation of photos and information on all of your best work. It is best to have a website that showcases your professionalism and has an aesthetic design similar to the work you offer, so that your brand and style are represented strongly. Having a way to collect leads, such as a contact us or get a quote form, is a very important part of your online portfolio, as it allows you to reach out to the people interested in working with you.
By implementing these tips you will become a better interior designer!