For Interior Designers: How to Secure a Contract in 7 Easy Steps

Date: Sep 12

The real-estate markets have been on a steady rise across the globe. Urban centres are growing and new ones are being built up to support the growing world economy. This growth undoubtedly has created a windfall of interior design renderings for interior designers however the market has got tougher than before. The real-estate boom has attracted thousands of interior designers. Each day brings with it new Design startups and the competition keeps growing. Capturing a client’s attention too has become quite a task, and pleasing them is yet another trial. Designers now are putting twice the effort to get the same quantity of clients. But no worries… we have you covered with our Interior Design tips on how to secure a contract in 7 easy steps. Just read on!

If you can relate to the above, we at Render Atelier 3D Rendering company understand your pain. No matter if you are an interior designer in Paris or Dubai or Singapore, the market is just saturated. No longer can interior designers hope to secure a contract using just a ‘mood board’ consisting of a handful of hand-drawn and coloured renderings of the plan, material samples and swatches and representational photos.

Clients today don’t want to hear your design, they want to see it.

Traditional Mood boards is no longer effective

Traditional Mood boards were all good and you can still have it as part of your presentation, no doubt. It’s simple and you are able to use real-life objects and colour swatches. However, you never will be able to show off your interior design renderings in its entirety.

Nor will you be able to showcase different angles, the images of furniture and fixtures are either cut out from magazines or downloaded, these images are static, and you can only see one angle without being able to turn the object the way you’d like, nor arrange them as you like.

Mood boards also limit your ability to control the lighting to show the room in different kinds of lighting. For example, natural or electric light, or with night lights. Commercial spaces like hotels and offices typically have dynamic lighting, but the traditional boards fail to convey it.

With a Mood Board, the scale and geometry of objects are lost entirely. You will use imagery from different sources to complete their collages. However, it’s impossible to make them all match in scale. As a result, the customer will have to imagine himself how everything will look like together in real life.

Besides, we’re quite sure as an interior designer you will be familiar with these phrases: “I can’t visualize how my space will look if we…” or “I am a visual person & would love to see your ideas for our space.”

Interior design tips: 7 easy steps to secure a contract

  •  “Show rather than Tell” what your design is all about

A designer’s ability to accurately and convincingly *sell* the finished work to the client is the first and most vital step in securing a contract. It’s impossible to sell your value as a designer unless you can accurately paint them a picture of the finished product. That’s where rendering and visualization software help designers with the tools they need. Using the very latest 3D software you can “Show rather than Tell” what your design is all about.

If you want to beat the competition you will need to offer your client a “wholesome impression”. Our 3D interior design renderings provide a complete picture and not just sample elements that your client has to put together. Professional designers know that not all people are able to visualize how different elements of a design will work together. They thus turn to 3D interior design renderings to stimulate the customers’ imagination. Secondly, when a potential client sees the entire picture and how each element compliments each other, they are less likely to ask for changes.

  • Make your interior design renderings truly inmersive

Apart from providing a wholesome impression of your interior design renderings, it’s Photorealistic and accurate. Given our expertise in 3D design, we offer our clients the ability to make their designs truly immersive using 360° panoramic images. Also, we allow them to zoom in to the image to examine the fine details. Additionally, we’re also able to create CGI 3D VR tours. They allow you to take your clients on a guided tour of your design.

  • Improve your client’s experience with 3D Rendering

Using 3d Rendering can also improve your relationship with your clients as it virtually eliminates misunderstanding. Given our experience, we can create accurate lifelike renderings that are just as good if not better than a photograph. All elements of the interior are clearly presented in a 3D interior design rendering. They help to improve mutual understanding between all participants of the project, including designers, customers and builders.

  • Go to the extra mile by creating two or three different designs

Additionally, as a designer you might want to double your chances of winning a contract. Then, you could easily create two o even three different designs. It not only gives your client the ability to choose between but also sets you apart from the rest and shows off your creativity.

  • Use 3D rendering virtually to alter or change anything in no time

Should your client want to change any aspect of the design or redesign a section of the property, you won’t have to start again from scratch; using 3D interior design renderings virtually allow you to change anything in just a few clicks of a mouse. At RA 3D Architectural Rendering we have libraries of furniture, textures, plumbing and lighting fixtures, moulding profiles and glazing treatments for interior designers to pick through on the fly. Similarly, you can rearrange an entire room simply by dragging objects from one place to another.

  • Create a portfolio of your interior design renderings

Most designers who want to create a name in the industry fail to come up with original unique designs. This simply happens because they aren’t able to showcase their ideas clearly. Earlier designers would create a sample showcasing their designs and ideas, but given today’s market, it’s no longer possible. Secondly, it’s far too expensive. Why not do the same virtually for a fraction of the cost. You could create a portfolio (like ours) of your designs, and get a step ahead of the competition.

  • Get your message across clearly

Most importantly, today we are bombarded by visual information. Your clients too are well seasoned and have seen all that there has to be seen on the internet. As a designer it’s your job to wow them by assimilating all of the visual information into an easy to access medium. At Render Atelier we strive to do just that.

Given our years of experience and our in-house team of Digital Artist, that’s made up of interior designers and architects we understand the problems you face in the changing market. Get in touch to find out how we can help your business grow.