I work in a home decor shop ama
Nogodsnomasters · 30/08/2018 23:32
If anyone is interested, I'm the assistant manager of a large home decor store. A lot of friends and family ask me many questions about curtains/sizes/poles/colour schemes etc. If anyone wants to know anything feel free to comment ☺️
Thisoneisnottaken · 30/08/2018 23:40
I've always wondered which room do people spend the most on in terms of their time/money (as in what's most important to them to decorate nicely)?
Generally what do people ask for advice on and need help with most often?
Nogodsnomasters · 30/08/2018 23:49
thisoneisnottaken great username! I would say it is almost equally split between living room and main bedroom. 3rd would be guest bedrooms and kitchens. Very few requests for bathroom decor/advice (though we do sell it). Thank you for your question!
PinkAvocado · 01/09/2018 18:41
What’s the best way to achieve an effortlessly (ha!) not matchy matchy but complementary look in the living room?
Nogodsnomasters · 01/09/2018 20:23
havingalittlebabytoolshed haha no not yet! But trends come and go so I don't think it will be too long before it fades into history for a while again. Surprisingly blush pink and grey have lasted longer than I thought too.
colouringinpro · 01/09/2018 20:27
How did you get into this role and sector? I'm v interested but don't have direct experience. Do have business experience and artist sideline though...
Nogodsnomasters · 01/09/2018 20:29
pinkavacado you should pick 2 (or 3 maximum) colours to work from and use varying but very similar shades of each colour. A lot of people are trying to avoid exact matches nowadays in rooms.
Nogodsnomasters · 01/09/2018 20:32
colouringinpro surprisingly I had no previous home decor experience prior to this job, but I had plenty of retail management and customer service experience and that got me the position! It was difficult at first to learn the colour co-ordinations and sizing and options but eventually it becomes like second nature.
PositivelyPERF · 01/09/2018 20:35
Do you ever have a client come in, explain their ‘vision’/plans and you think it sounds horrendous? Do you try to subtly steer them in a different direction, to tone it down?
Nogodsnomasters · 01/09/2018 20:37
50running50 it's not no, but they are a big competitor of ours. I don't want to say my company's name in case it's outing, sorry.
Nogodsnomasters · 01/09/2018 20:39
positivelyperf yes all the time lol. I take it based on the persons certainty, if they seem adamant they want something then I give it to them, if they seem confused or undecided then I try to steer them in a better direction. I've had people come in with the most horrendous wall paper sample and say "This is on my walls, what curtains should I get?" and I think christ nothing is going to go with that, but I try to pick out literally any kind of positive from their idea's and go from there.
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