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The Sims 4 Dream Home Decorator: Listen to Your Clients

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In The Sims 4 Dream Home Decorator, your Sims can embark on an exciting new active career in interior design! While it might be tempting to go nuts as an Interior Decorator and redecorate the whole town to your own personal taste, that’s not going to help you get far in the career. When you’re redecorating someone else’s space, it’s about what they like, not what you like. As an Interior Decorator, the most important part of your job happens before you touch anything in the house; it’s when you’re interviewing your clients before the reno!

When you arrive at a gig, the members of that household will be there for you to interact with. You can send them away immediately and just get to work doing whatever you want to their space but you risk the client hating what you’ve done because you didn’t take the time to ask them what they want. This will result in lower pay and decreased reputation as an Interior Decorator.

Spend some time talking to the clients as soon as you arrive. Use the new Interior Decorator social category on them to discuss what sorts of things they like or don’t like. Any of the available options in this category have a chance at revealing a like or a dislike from clients. You can see what likes and dislikes you’ve discovered by clicking on the job panel.

Sometimes, you’ll end up with bizarre likes and dislikes that don’t really help you very much with your reno. For example, you might be called in to redecorate a kid’s room but the only things you have to work with are that the client hates mixology and mischief, but likes comedy. Not nearly as helpful as colour and décor preferences. When this happens, you can “cheat” a little and find out the client’s colour and décor preferences through the regular Friendly socials. These extra likes and dislikes won’t show up in the job panel so make sure you jot them down somewhere so you can keep them in mind while in Build Mode.

Never rush the clients out too fast. Make sure you take as long as you need to find out all the information about them you can. Once you send them away, you won’t have an opportunity to learn any more of their likes and dislikes.

The main thing to remember as an Interior Decorator is it’s not about you; it’s about the client. Push aside your own personal tastes and preferences and get into the mind of your client. For example, I personally hate mission style décor. I think it’s dark, dingy, and clunky-looking but when I remodeled the master bedroom in the Bjergsens’ house, it turned out that Clara Bjergsen loves mission style décor. I did my best to give her and Bjorn a space in that style. Even though I hated the remodeled look, they loved it so much, they burst into happy tears when they saw it.

A satisfied client makes a successful Interior Decorator!

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