Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about interior designers. What’s even more unfortunate is that the unethical behavior of some have helped to create these misconceptions. Some people believe that an interior designer will cost them a ton of money and that they won’t respect their budget. Others may be concerned that their wants and needs won’t be addressed. They may feel like the designer will force their design style on them. Perhaps, you’ve heard horror stories of designers who only sourced the most expensive products for their clients so they could receive a huge mark-up.
Fact: An interior designer should spend time getting to know you, the things you love, places you’ve traveled, your hobbies, inspirations, any challenges, and much more. Based off those things, a design plan should be organically created for you. At no time, should a designer force their personal design style on you.
Because of these reasons and many more, I totally understand why it may be intimidating to hire an interior designer. I can’t speak for every interior designer in the world but most of us really love creating beautiful spaces for our clients. We respect our clients home, money, and their things. Well thought-out design can not only improve moods but it can change lives. So why should you hire an interior designer? I have compiled a list of my top 6 reasons why you should hire an interior designer.
You Want To Save Money
Wait, what? An interior designer can save me money? How so? Well let me start off answering that question with a few questions of my own. Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture only to realize after the fact that it was the wrong scale for your space? Have you ever purchased the wrong fabric, wrong size rug, or a cheaply made piece of furniture? Have you ever painted a room countless times trying to find the correct color palette? These are all reasons why it’s a good idea to hire an interior designer. Interior designers are trained and educated in color theory, scale, proportion, form, and much more. Hiring a designer can help you avoid costly mistakes.
You Want To Save Time
Hiring an interior designer will not only benefit you financially, they will also save you time. Designers have policies and procedures in place to deliver deadline driven design on time and on budget.
You Want The Best For Your Budget
It’s no secret that Interior designers have the best trades resources. Designers know where to get the best furnishings, fabrics, and accessories available to the trade only. Interior designers will also work with their trade partners to get you the best bang for your buck. In addition, designers can also refer you to some of the best painters, installers, and contractors in your market.
You Have Problems
I know that sounds harsh but stay with me. Chances are you have some problems in your home and you just can’t figure out how to solve them. An interior designer will develop solutions to your design challenges.
You Seek Function
Perhaps, you purchased a home and after living in it for a while you’ve found that it just doesn’t function for your lifestyle. An interior designer can create a detailed design plan addressing space planning issues and flow. It’s the job of your interior designer to make sure that your home functions for the way that you live in it.
You Don’t Have An Eye For Design
You love looking through design magazines. You have created countless boards on Pinterest. You stalk Houzz on a regular basis. However, you can’t seem to mimic what you’ve seen in your own home. Don’t fret or feel bad. You’re savvy enough to know that a good designer can bring your inspiration and vision to life. Your designer will source classic-timeless pieces that are in line with the architectural style of your home. Remember trends are great but they should be used sparingly.
As you can see from this list there are many reasons why you should hire an interior designer. An interior designer is your partner in creating the home of your dreams. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on what to look for in an interior designer.