If you're working with a bedroom designer on a remodeling project, it’s important to make your vision and desires known. Here are 4 things to be sure to communicate to them before the project begins:1. Your Color Preferences
Your designer should know whether you prefer a dark bedroom, a bright one or a middle-of-the-road one. This helps them understand the kind of mood and atmosphere you’re trying to achieve.2. The Styles You Like
Giving your designer pictures of the styles you like – traditional, contemporary, shabby-chic, French country, eclectic, etc. – will give them a clear idea of what your expectations are and how to best incorporate various design elements.3. Furniture and Accessories You Want to Keep
Communicating with your designer which furniture pieces you absolutely want to keep will allow them to design the room with those pieces in mind. Your designer will also be able to suggest some new pieces that will complement the new design.4. Your Wish List and Must-haves
It’s important to clearly define the elements your new room must have, and those that are simply on your wish list. A good designer will do their best to incorporate all elements, but realistically, it’s likely that there will be a few you’ll have to do without. Knowing which things are non-negotiable and which ones are merely preferences lets them know what they can cut out if need be.
No the matter the project, when working with a designer it is always important to make sure that your expectations are clearly defined. You should meet with them several times before beginning the project, first to talk about your vision, and again to strategize how to make it a reality. They should present a sketch or diagram of their plans for you to approve before the project begins. As portions of the project are completed, the designer should show you their progress compared to the design plans you discussed initially, to ensure you both stay on the same page.
For more tips on when to work with a designer and what to expect from them, read the following blog posts:
- Going Pro: 4 Times When It’s Smart to Hire an Interior Designer
- What to Expect When Working with a Kitchen Designer
- Benefits of Working with a Lighting Designer