How To's How To Get the Most Out of Your E-Design Experience 08/20/2019 Share Online interior design, otherwise known as E-Design, is the ultimate decorating experience that is fast, affordable and fun. The process starts off by 1) choosing your decorating needs, 2) being paired with a designer that shares your style and finally 3) receiving a custom design plan and shopping list. This entire process is exciting because it takes traditional interior design and transforms it into a service that is 100% online. We want you to have the best E-Design experience out there, so we have come up with 4 steps to get the most out of your SwatchPop design projects. STEP 1: Don’t Leave Out Any Details. When starting a design project it may seem like you are giving a lot of information about your space, but you have to remember that the designer you are working with hasn’t walked through any part of your home before. Let your designer know your style throughout your entire house, the colors you love and hate, if you have strong opinions towards certain textures and trends and, most importantly, make sure you give the right measurements for everything! Also, take a ton of photos from all different angles. REMEMBER: Oversharing is better than leaving your designer in the dark! STEP 2: Be Realistic With Your Budget. Even though our SwatchPop designers are great at sticking to budgets, it can get tricky if your given budget isn’t super realistic. Go through each item you are wanting to replace for your design project and make a quick estimate on how much you want to pay for each item, then add them all up. It doesn’t have to be exact, but it helps you create a realistic budget for your designer to work with. Also, be sure to let your designer know if you are okay spending a little more than your budget or if you are hoping to stay well under that number. The more your designer knows the better. STEP 3: Be Open To New Suggestions. If you are 100% set on a certain style, color scheme or a specific type of item for your space, let your designer know ahead of time. Interior designers are exposed to so many decorating resources, trends and creative ideas and their job is to share with you what they believe is best for your space. Give your designer a chance to give you a fresh set of eyes on a space and new suggestions that you would have never thought of. The best part? You can always ask for another option if you don’t love it. STEP 4: Always Communicate. If you have questions during the design process, ask your designer. If you need to make a change to your project details, let your designer know. If you have concerns about the final design solution, discuss them with your designer. Always be in communication with your designer to ensure you are both staying on the right path and creating a space that you absolutely love! Keep in mind that every project is different, every designer is different and every client is different, but if you keep these 4 steps in mind during your E-Design projects, it will help create an amazing E-Design experience!