Ever confused on hiring an Interior Designer?

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Hiring an interior designer is a personal Decision and one that should be well thought out. If you are unsure if it is beneficial for your upcoming project, then here are some tips to consider before you embark on your Dream project. Many people would not even contemplate beginning a project without an interior designer to hand.

Like many other, if you know what you like, how you want your home to look, have an abundance of ideas, but you are finding it difficult slotting them all into one place, then hiring an interior designer could be just what you need.

You may think it costly to involve an interior designer, and that such a service is expensive and financially out of reach. However, there are factors to consider such as, input and knowledge that they can offer that will save you time, as they will hunt out pieces for the design. Resources are readily available to the designer, saving you endless time locating products and comparing prices. They carry out all the research, so you don’t have to.

There will be less headaches from decision making, as they can offer you their skill of tying the design together. A designer is trained to think differently and see things that the client cannot. It is then their job to express these designs and their thought process onto a mood board, allowing the client to have a visual representation of what the finished result will be.

It also prevents the dreaded feeling of not being entirely happy with your project on completion. It can be more difficult than many think to relay your ideas into reality, but your interior designer can offer you solutions and choices you may never have thought of or put together. It can open your mind, to fabrics, furniture, accessories etc that you never knew existed, but in a calm and enjoyable process as they guide you along the way, helping you to bring your ideas to life.

If you already have a few ideas about what you want, what kind of style you are looking for and are unsure where to find the right pieces of furniture, they can help you without completely taking over the design. No matter how big or small your home an interior designer can add that wow factor you have been searching for. Creating a home that provides a lasting first impression.

If your requirements happen to be on a larger scale and you are building or renovating your own home, the input and strong relationship between client and the designer are of the same level, with the possible addition of project managing the design, trust in your designer is vital. It is an inevitable fact that renovating a house can be an enormous amount of stress added to you, so to lessen this burden, involving a designer can save you time and stress trying to locate reliable, contractors, plumbers and electricians for your project. Not always as easy task.

Do not think that an interior designer will go completely overboard and make the end result extremely ostentatious, unless that happens to be the look you are going for. They will help you in planning and designing before initiating work so that there would be no time waste and money wastage. Making 2D and 3D Elevations explains the pros and cons of design and dimensions on the first hand.

For interior designer’s communication is key and they will ensure and make the effort to get to know you, understand your needs, requirements and style. Designers will offer suggestions that you had maybe not even considered or even thought you would like but once demonstrated how these feature within the design, can open your mind to new possibilities, tying it all together perfectly. The simplest way to make sure you are happy with the end result is by having a firm idea of the aesthetics that appeal to you, or sometimes just knowing what you don’t like can be a big help too!