With the world of DIY’ers and the power of social media perception, it seems that everyone is an interior designer these days, and with a little Pinterest and HGTV, you’re thinking why should you hire a designer? Although several influencers are rocking their own personal style you may find yourself wondering if your home truly makes sense. Is it functioning at its truest potential? Interior design is a balance of art and science, and good interior designers have studied both. There are unlimited resources available for designers that can help your vision come to life in a functional, unique way. I’m going to share a few key reasons why you should hire a designer for your next interior project.
- You will save time, headaches, and money.
- They know people in the industry.
- You can actually enjoy making your home YOU!
- Make your interior dreams a reality.
- Unique ideas.
“Hiring a designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes that will not only help you save money but can increase the value of your home.” -Cortizo
Believe it or not, you can actually save money in the long run by hiring a designer. Designers have access to trade accounts, that offer designers exclusive options at discounted rates. Most designer trade accounts have their own representative which can come in handy when you’re trying to rush an item or even add some customized touches to a sofa, or dining room table. In the long run, a designer can help you avoid making mistakes that in the end will save you a lot of time and money. That alone should be reason enough to hire a designer!
“It’s all about who ya know!” One obvious reason why you should hire a designer is the resources. Everyone has a budget, whether it’s high or low, we all have an idea of what we would like to spend on a new project. The designer is able to resource furniture and decor at a discounted rate. A designer fee is added, but it often ends up being less than retail.
Interior Designers can act as a middle man between you and the contractors. They are your best advocate during a time of home improvement. You have already communicated your wants and needs to the designer about how you want your space to function and feel. The designer is able to take a step back and see things that yourself or the contactor may miss. They truly have your best interest when it comes to the final aesthetic of your home. Strong communication between the designer and plumbers/contractors/electricians, is key to completing a project in a timely manner and can help you avoid costly mistakes.
Execute Your Vision
Interior designers can tell you right away what is working, and what is not working in the space. They are able to take your wildest interior dreams, an ideal budget, and make those visions come to life through a series of mood boards, color schemes, textures, and 3D renderings. Think of your home as a story. Is it reflecting your personality? Hiring a designer will help you utilize your space and your decor, to its truest potential.
Hiring a designer can prevent your home from looking like every other Pinterest board out there. The designer has a unique and crafty way of achieving looks for every budget. Sometimes all you need is a fresh pair of eyes to help find the best window treatment or seating for that awkward-sized corner nook.
I hope that these tips for hiring a designer for your next interior project have been helpful! Remember that your dream space is just a mood board away! Let me help you make your house a home. Contact me for E-Decor services!