Over the last year, the whole world has gone virtual. You can shop for your groceries virtually. You can visit a doctor virtually. You can attend a family reunion or ladies’ night with your girlfriends virtually. You can work virtually. Your kids may even still be attending school virtually.
But did you know that you can also work with an interior designer virtually?
That’s right. From the comfort of your very own sofa, you can talk with a virtual designer and discuss ways to improve your home both aesthetically and functionally for you and your family.
We’ve all been spending an inordinate amount of time around the house for the past 12 months, and you’ve no doubt noticed a few (or more) things you’d like to change about your home. So, to get you started, here are five things you should know going into a meeting with your virtual designer:
1. Come to the meeting armed with inspirational ideas.
Your virtual designer will no doubt have plenty of ideas of her own to bring to the table, but it’s also important for your first meeting to give your designer an idea of what you’d like for your space.
You don’t need to know how it will all come together, but find inspiration for what you want the space to be and feel like when you are done.
Pinterest, interior design websites, and magazines are fantastic places to start for inspiration!
2. Take photos of your current space.
Yes, you will be able to take your designer on a virtual tour by walking her around the space with your phone, tablet, or laptop, but you also need to play photographer and gather your own set of “before” photos.
[BONUS]: You’ll love having these before shots when your transformation is complete.
To get some really clear and useful photos of your home for your virtual designer, grab this free guide to taking amazing photos with your smartphone now.
3. Prepare to be in your designer’s hands.
Don’t worry. This isn’t as strange as it sounds!
Because your virtual designer can’t physically be in the space you’re in, you will need to be the one moving and placing certain items within your room. This will be simpler than a game of Simon Says with your kids though!
Your designer will walk you through anything they need you to do step by step. You just have to follow the leader.
4. Trust the process.
By picking apart the design and the process through every single step, you aren’t going to achieve the incredible results you are looking for. Both in-person and virtual design involves trust in your interior designer.
We often will suggest designs or elements that are outside of the box. In fact, this aspect of “Wow, I never would have thought of that!” may be exactly why you hired a designer in the first place.
Relax and let your designer work her magic in your space!
5. Take a deep breath and try not to stress.
Again, don’t worry. The virtual aspect of designing a room doesn’t bother or stress out your designer. She is fully able to see your space, understand the size and your needs even without stepping foot in it.
If your doctor can diagnose your sinus infection over an app and your kid can finish the 3rd grade via Zoom, a professional interior designer can absolutely redecorate your master bedroom virtually as well.
Are you ready for your next home renovation project — virtually or in person?
Book a free 30 minute 1:1 call with a stylist from our team now!