Many people recognize a decorating style they like when they see it, but they
find it difficult to put together colors, fabrics, furnishings and window
treatments to create the look they want.
Where can you find a good decorator? If you like your friends' home, ask them
for recommendations. Many communities have decorator showcases where you can see
first hand the work of several local designers. Furniture retailers sometimes
hire professionals to assist their customers. Before you commit to working with
a designer or decorator, you should sit down and discuss their fee structure,
your taste and goals, and your budget. Pay particular attention to whether the
person is a good listener and communicates well. Whether you are trying to make
your home look wonderful in order to sell it or want to fix up a new home, the
investment in professional advice can save you costly mistakes and make your
home a reflection of your good taste.