4 Things To Do Before You Hire a Decorator


Does your space need some TLC? Have you been busy and not had time to create the home of your dreams? Or maybe you don't feel like you have the creativity to make your home everything you've hoped for. No matter what your reason, if you are ready to hire an interior designer at the Lake of the Ozarks, John Elliott Interiors is here for you! Our expert decorator in Lake Ozark, MO can help you incorporate colors and styles to make a space that you LOVE to come home to. Here are a few things you can do to make the most out of meeting your designer for the first time.

Start With Style

Do you prefer rustic or modern? Classic or antique? The style that speaks the most to you will be important to identify because it will help your decorator hone in on exactly what you want to see in your space. Even if you like a combination of styles, your decorator can use that as a platform to help incorporate the right pieces. Here are eight of the most popular styles to get you started.

1. Mid-Century Modern
2. Industrial
3. Nautical (perfect for a Lake of the Ozarks home!)
4. Scandinavian
5. Bohemian
6. Farmhouse
7. Urban Modern
8. Shabby Chic

Budget Your Space

This can help your decorator know what they can accomplish in your space. If you want to do a complete overhaul of your room by removing walls and adding textured walls - you'll want a budget that can reflect that. If you want to update your furniture to something with a more luxurious feel or add new window treatments, that will have a different budget as well. Set your budget and then stick with it by letting us know so we can stay within it.

Start Your Vision Board

The best way to communicate with your designer is through images! Get on Pinterest and start choosing the colors, fabrics, and styles that speak to you. While your home may not look exactly like the Pinterest photos, your decorator can use them to create the same feel for your unique space.

What Do You HAVE to Keep?

We realize that there will be items around your home that you really want to keep. Decide what those are ahead of time, and after that, decide what you can handle getting rid of as well. You may want to incorporate your great grandmothers afghan into your bedroom or the fun knick knack that you got in Mexico into your living room. Your home is a reflection of you, so it only makes sense that you want to fill it with items that tell your story.

Interior Decorators at the Lake of the Ozarks

There's nothing quite like the feeling of coming come to a place that makes you smile. When your home showcases exactly what makes your heart beat, you've found your happy spot. At John Elliott Interiors, we have a beautiful showroom filled with exquisite furniture, faux trees, and artwork from local and worldwide artists alike. Come check it out and let us help you make your house a home.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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