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What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

Reviews for Snellville home decorators
Nicole C.
Working with Keri was an excellent experience. She made shopping for my new home effortless from the bed sets in my room down to the silverware in my kitchen. Anything and everything one could need when moving into a new house Keri provided selections and great customer service in a timely manner. Not only did she decorate my entire home with pictures, furniture, etc. Keri stored the items free of charge until so she could deliever and set up all the items at once. Keri and her team hung my pictures, TVs, set up all my bed sets, and tables. She even designed a little office space I can use. I highly recommended Keri and would hire her again as my interior designer.
Enchanting Interior ArchitectureEnchanting Interior Architecture
Thumbtack Customer
Ok first of all I want to say that this woman is amazing!!! A professional to say the least. I found Cherese Sunday night as I was looking through thumbtack for an interior decorator. I initially wanted to do my living room and kitchen. Monday morning I gave her a call and set up an appointment for Tuesday morning. She was right on time. 10:00am on the dot. She was super sweet and knowledgeable about what she does and made me feel confident about the person I was about to hire. She makes sure she understands everything you want. She is very affordable and does her best in helping her clients the best way she can. I ended up deciding to do my dining room as well. I gave her the money the day of. And by Friday of the same week everything was done. I came home and found my house completely transformed..in an amaxing way...she honestly exceeded my expectations...to say the least I am still in shock! Cherese even waited for my husband to get home to be a part of the surprise! Now, we are setting up to do our master bedroom and of course the rest of our house!!! Give her a call, you will not regret it, I promise :)
Unique Interior Spaces LLCUnique Interior Spaces LLC
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