Even if their advertisements claim that they’re the best in the business, you’ll instantly know who veteran interior designers really are upon first sight. But of course, you couldn’t always rely on body language. However, a good interior designer knows the right questions to ask to ensure a good design.
Your True Love In This Room
It’s a silly question, we know. But a designer who asks you about the one thing you really love in a room inside your home. Surely, you must have something you really treasure in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and etcetera.
This is because the interior designer wants to know what you want when he or she designs your room. Like a psychiatrist, they want to know your tastes. They’re not bound by their ideas alone. They have their own preferences, of course, but the makings of an experienced and professional interior designer is building something new out from something you prefer.
Your Worst Enemy in This Room
Guiding you to a new room, the interior designer should also want to know about the thing you most hate in your room. Surely, there’s something that stands out above the rest. One of those things could be the football game streamer your husband or wife puts up in the room. It could also be that awful cactus in the middle of the room.
Whichever that is, the interior designer records it and now has a focal point where to begin and assigns a limit where his or her ideas should end.
For example, if you said that you love that stony fireplace born out of a castle but you hate those rattan indoor furniture, your interior designer could suggest to use wood, plastic or leather furniture to go along with your castle-esque fireplace.
Interior designers use a hierarchy when it comes to materials. Sometimes, it’s just something that they improvise as they analyze your taste.
The Colors You Love and Hate
Surely, you have a favorite and least favorite color. If your interior wants to know that from you, know that he or she isn’t going to add it to his or her scrapbook.
Similar to questions one and two, the colors you love and hate draw a spectrum in the color wheel. A combination of colors that will not include the color you hate, along with its related colors, the designer may use in building your home.
Your Inspiration, Or Something That Inspires You?
Interior designers want to know your personality completely and they may ask you about what is satisfying to your eyes. They may ask you why do you love the color red, which object or thing or event made you love the color red. Then they may ask you why do you love the object, thing or event to make an impression on you.
These impressions can help interior designers create drafts for your new home interiors. They want to know if they could capture the moment, the “heart” of your inspiration.