How to Find the Perfect Interior Designer


Whether you are building a dream home or remodeling the existing one, projects can fairly quickly become difficult, if not outright impossible, to handle all on your own. Maybe you don’t have the time the job requires because of your new full-time job, or you are currently living far-off from the decorating project. Or perhaps you want an expert pair of eyes to string the different parts of the project and turn your home into something amazingly cool, beautiful, and cozy.

The best interior design Singapore company will listen to your needs and wants, ask you probing questions to understand your style, and then will provide a tailor-made solution that perfectly fits your needs and style.  

However, for all this to happen, you need to first find the right interior designer. How can you do that?

Here are some practical tips to help you find the best interior designer.

Ask your family, friends, and coworkers

Start with asking people you know for a recommendation. Even with online marketing and everything, word-of-mouth is the best publicity around! You might also want to search online to get a list of top designers in your city. Using either of these two methods or both, you can create the first checklist.

Check credentials

The first thing you must check when reviewing different designers is their credentials. Check if they are associated with a national-level design organization or some other reputable design association.

Additionally, go through the testimonials listed on the designer’s website. You can also ask the designer to provide you with references. Don’t hesitate in calling a few references and asking about their experience with the designer.

Check the Portfolio

Next on the list is to closely examine the portfolio of the shortlisted designers. There are several things you should look for in a designer’s portfolio.

First, check the designer’s range. Has he worked on different types of projects? Or do all projects have a similar kind of look and feel? If the latter is the case, don’t expect your house to look much different because it’s clear that the designer’s range is extremely limited.

Secondly, check if the designer has worked on a project similar to yours. However, don’t make it a sole criterion for selecting a designer, especially if the portfolio shows the designer to possess great versatility.

Thirdly, check designs at different price points. Creating something beautiful and eye-catching is not so difficult when the budget is unlimited. The important thing to check is whether the designer can produce attractive designs for any budget.  

Ask for visual proposals

What can be a smarter way to determine which interior designer in the shortlisted list is most suitable for you than by comparing visual proposals of each designer? After all, design is hundred percent visual, so by seeing different proposals, you can be in a great position to determine if a designer’s style matches yours.

With these tips in mind, you will find it much easier to find a reputable Singapore interior design company.