Tips for working with a decorator on a budget

There are many people that recognize the benefits of working with a professional interior decorator but, for one reason or another, fail to make the call. The primary concern for that is the budget. Of course, there are many projects that go over budget but it’s not always like that. There are things you can do to avoid that.

For example, one way of reducing the costs is to visit an online design advice website. Here you will have to provide room measurements and photographs of the room you wish to redecorate and designers and decorators will send back a floor plan and maybe even some suggestions.Another alternative would be to rely on the advice provided by the in-house designers from large retail stores. They are always happy to assist customers and their advice is free.

Then there’s also the possibility of hiring an interior designer or decorator by the hour. You have to make it clear that you only need a new ideas, suggestions for colors or some help arranging the furniture. There are professionals that do exactly that and that can help you.

You could also visit a design center near you. These are normally available to the trade only, meaning that only registered buyers and designers have access to their resources.Still, many such centers offer designers on call that can assist the public.And finally, there’s also the possibility of actually doing some of the work yourself and thus saving a lot of money. For example, you could paint, sew and even do some minor repairs. You should express your desires to do that when you first begin working with a designer or decorator.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on September 4th, 2012


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