Nov. 14, 2012
-- Homeowners and renters often like to decorate the inside of their homes. However, they struggle with how to go about it. There are many questions, such as what colors should I use? What goes well together? How can I maximize the space? How can I stay within my budget? Thus, many people end up hiring an interior designer. But how do you choose an interior decorator? The key is to choose a designer whose style coincides with yours. The decorator gets to leave when the job is done, but you will have to live with the interior design every day. The easiest way to narrow down your choices is to review each interior decorator's portfolio. You can begin with any of the following:
Phone Books: The traditional method of contacting local listed decorators, followed by scheduling appointments to see their portfolios.
Search Engines: Modern method of using Google, Bing or Yahoo, etc., which offer traditional and image search options, so that you can visit individual websites or the respective search engine's image galleries.
Angie's List: For a small fee, consumers can search the review site, which may or may not include images, but includes feedback on listed businesses.
Yelp: Another popular review site, which sometimes includes images and feedback from previous customers.
Craig's List: A user-friendly website dedicated to providing listings from businesses in your area, that occasionally include images or links to websites.
A newer method which includes portfolios from the best, pre-approved local businesses, such as interior decorators, in easy to use image galleries.
Once you have reviewed portfolios, you can choose the interior decorator that best suits your style and finalize the details. You will be able to relax and enjoy the new interior design of your home. It will positively transform the look and feel of your home instantly.