How to Be a Good Interior Designer

To become a good Interior Designer the designer must be able to identify clients' vision and not the designer's vision. This is not to say that the designer should inhibit their taste but he or she should be able to play with the clients vision with adding their own niches along the process. The key is to pay very well attention and keep notes of the clients favorite things, capable of establishing a true connection with them, find out what is not working for the clients and how to fit the puzzle together for them so that they can make better functions in living. The designer must be able to pay attention to details, be organized, good planning skills, all the any through to the execution of the project.


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    Get a scope of the project. What is the problem? What is the client trying to achieve? What is the size of the project? Have the client draw a plan of the house, apartment or design site. This can be all done through communications over the computer or by phone. Most clients requests for portfolios. There are ways a designer can have clients access their portfolio without the worry of people stealing them.
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    Explain the design process with clients and draw up a contract stating what will be done and this is the step where you establish a budget and how transactions can be made during the process of project development. Some Designers charge by the hour and others charge a flat fee. Decide whether this is a pay per session method, pay before work or pay after. This can be done in the form of a credit card so that the Designer can use it to pay for materials and furniture. (Find out how to do this on ready made contracts for interior designers, or from books). Once the accounting part is in tact you can move on to designing.
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    Talk with clients to get the drift of their tastes and likes /dislikes. Ask them to pick out designs and furniture pieces the find in magazines or go online with them to find things that they like.
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    Sit down and design. You keep designing until the slightest hint of doubt is removed from your mind. use your creativity. Go to libraries and sea different ceiling designs, different floor designs etc. doing this will expand your imagination. Make every single thing in immense detail so that it's perfect.
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    Redesign if you have to. Be sure to make the plan flawless.
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    Ink the designs first be sure to make 3d designs. Ink it to the slightest detail.
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    Scan your designs on the computer.

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