How to choose an interior designer for your project

If you're in need of an interior designer to assist with your next project, here's how to go about choosing the right one.

By Becca Green | 20 May 2020

Many homeowners don’t have confidence when planning their interior design – that’s where a professional interior designer can add value with their expert advice.

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The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) carried out some consumer research in 2019, which found that many people struggle to make the right choice when it comes to the interior design of their own home.

When it comes to designing and decorating our homes, many homeowners do the job themselves and can end up with unsatisfactory results. With the help of a professional interior designer, you’re more likely to avoid mistakes, and end up with results that exceed your expectations and make your home a pleasure to live in. BIID President Harriet Forde explains how to find the right interior designer for your project.

Have a clear brief in mind

When it comes to working with an interior designer, start by creating a brief which will help them understand what you want to achieve. This is often a useful starting point for an interior designer to help understand your tastes, so share what inspires you, or if you have a favourite piece of furniture or art that you want to build your scheme around.