Hiring an interior designer can seem like a luxury. We have all seen them in the movies spending the home owners money with over the top purchases and no real input from the owners. I am sure there are times when this happens but the majority of the jobs are not like this. An interior designer will help you create an organized, timely, budget conscience plan for creating your dream home.
Here are a few reasons why hiring a professional will help you reach your goals of creating a home that meets your families needs.
It is easy to become overwhelmed when you are shopping if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. It is also hard to visualize what a fabric, paint color or piece of art will look like in your home. An interior designer can bring fabric swatches, paint samples and artwork to you so that you can see it in your space with your lighting and existing furnishings.
Unless you are a "professional shopper" you may not know where to look for unique but reasonably priced items. An interior designer wants to make the most impact with the money you are spending and knows how to do this.
There are so many details in a home makeover project. If you are redoing floors, adding custom cabinetry, ordering custom window treatments, etc; an interior designer can help you keep your sanity by taking care of the details and making sure deadlines are being met.
They have developed relationships with store owners that help them track down the perfect finishing touch for your room. Businesses often offer interior designers special deals or tell them of upcoming sales. This could result in savings to you.
We all have fears of making costly mistakes when decorating. A second set of eyes can pinpoint red flags in your plans and help correct them thus saving you money. That trained eye will make all the difference. A professional decorator has seen it all - day in and day out. It is this experience which you are really paying for.
You do not want your home to looked dated in two years. Your interior designer will be honest with you if she thinks there is a better choice of colors or fabrics for your home. She knows the difference between a trend and a classic and can steer you in the right direction. HOWEVER, if that is what you really want then they will give you ideas to keep the room looking fresh.
Would it not be wonderful to have access to fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, etc., that is not available to the public? An interior designer can offer you a chance to shop with companies that sell only to the trade.
It is easy to be seduced in home decor stores and buy things that you really do not need or do not like once you see it in your home. An interior designer will help you save money by keeping you focused on what will look great in your space. It is better to spend more money on one thing that fits your decorating needs than several less expensive things that do not.
Having things chosen just for you and brought to you not only saves you valuable time but it is so much fun!