Before settling on an interior designer to take up your design project it’s very important to do your due diligence in order to figure out whether they are a good match for you. In many cases, people never really know what the screening process should entail especially in terms of qualities a potential client should be looking out for in an interior designer.
This article will look at the 5 main qualities of a good interior designer.
They must have a passion for design work
This is a no brainer. Any good interior designer must love what they do and have a strong passion for their work. It’s only a designer who has a passion for their work who will be able to do for you a great job. As you screen your potential service providers be sure to ask probing questions which will help you determine whether they are passionate about their work.
They must have a winning mentality
The reality about design work is that it’s not as easy as it sometimes sounds. Clients tend to have big expectations which may not be easy to satisfy therefore if you know you are such a client then you must look for a designer with a winning mentality. Such a designer will be able to take challenges despite how difficult they may appear and have the frame of mind to put their all in ensuring that the task at hand has been achieved. To be able to single out designers with a winning mentality, be sure ask probing questions on how well they respond to pressure.
They must be driven
Drive goes hand in hand with passion and winning mentality and this is a quality that every good interior designer must poses. Drive is the quality that will push the designer to go the extra mile to meet his/her client’s design requirements as well as overcome any challenges that may hinder them from meeting the client’s expectations. It’s possible to tell whether a designer is driven by how they will respond to you when you ask questions about how they usually approach their work.
They must be good listeners
One of the most important traits of a good designer is their ability to listen. This is because listening will enable them pay attention to what the client wants as well as be able to tell when a client is not pleased with what they are doing therefore enabling them to promptly adjust and do things the way the client wants it done. It’s very easy to tell a good listener during the screening process because they won’t keep interrupting you as you talk.
There are of course many other qualities you should look out for but these are the 5 main ones. Any designer who possesses these qualities will definitely deliver a good job for you.