Everyone wants to decorate or renovate their home at some point, whether it’s to increase the value of the property or simply to give it a bit of a facelift. Once you’ve decided that you’re going to decorate your home, you have another big decision to make; Should you hire a professional interior designer or not? Of course, there are always going to be people that think that they don’t need an interior designer, and that’s completely fine, but personally, I think it’s always a sensible idea. Interior designers are incredibly helpful whether you have absolutely no idea where to start or have planned out your entire renovation. If you’re not yet convinced, then here are seven reasons why you should hire an interior designer.
- You’ll Save Money
Of course, interior designers will charge you for their help and work, but I assure you, this will be money well spent. There are so many costly mistakes that you can make when decorating and renovating your home, such as buying the wrong thing, buying something for double the price of what you could have paid elsewhere, or doing something wrong and having to hire someone to fix it. With an interior designer, you won’t make any of these mistakes, which will save you money and worry. Your interior designer will work within your budget, and will make sure to only buy the best-value products and furniture.
- You’re Busy
There’s a lot that you could, theoretically, do yourself when decorating your home, such as painting the walls and putting up wallpaper. However, if you are a particularly busy person, who has to work, look after children, has hobbies, and other responsibilities, then you simply might not have the time. Luckily, if you hired an interior designer, they would only need a bit of information from you, and they could handle everything else themselves, saving you time, and allowing you to relax, instead of getting stressed.
- You Get An Unbiased Opinion
You and your partner might agree on a lot of things, but if you can’t agree on how you want your home to be decorated, then this could be a problem. You both have to live in your home, and if neither of you can come to a compromise, then the house just won’t get decorated. If you hired an interior designer, they would be able to listen to both suggestions, and could then give you their opinion. They might not think either idea is right for your home, but they might also be able to find a way to incorporate both you and your partner’s ideas.
- They Remember The Little Things
Simply decorating one room can be a handful, but if you’re looking to decorate or renovate your entire home, then there is a lot that you have to think about. The colour of your walls and your flooring are obvious things to remember, but what about the small stuff? Luckily, your interior designer will have worked on countless properties before and will remember everything from the taps in your kitchen to your bathroom radiators. This means that everything will be in tip-top condition, leaving your home looking magnificent, rather than half-done.
- They Know People
You can’t do everything on your own, especially when renovating your home, so, at some point, you are going to need to get some help from a professional. The problem is, you won’t know very many decorating professionals if any, so you’re going to have to do a lot of research to find ones that are good value for money and have great references. As already mentioned, your interior designer should have worked on plenty of properties before getting to yours, so will have built up their list of contacts over the years. If you need a plasterer, they will probably have three on speed dial, all of whom are willing to give your designer a discount.
- They Make Things Work
Your professional should have years of experience under their belt, so will have encountered plenty of problems and difficulties in their career. This is great news if you’ve got any type of interior problem. If you’re living room is particularly small, they will know how to position the lighting and the furniture, and the colours you should have on the walls to make the room feel a little bigger. They will also find a way to incorporate furniture and ornaments into a room where they might not necessarily match and will be able to combine different colours and styles to get your home looking how you envision it (only better).
- You Can Be Unique
It’s easy to flick through interior design magazines and say that that is exactly how you want your home, but this is very rarely true. Most people, although they might want their home to be styled similar to the ones in the magazines, and look as polished as the homes in the magazines, don’t want their home to look exactly the same. They want to add some of their own personality and make their home look as unique as they are. Your interior designer is the perfect person to help you with this. As already mentioned, they will be able to find ways to incorporate your pieces into your newly designed home, but will also know people that can design and make one of a kind pieces of furniture and accessories for your home. This way, you can always say that you have something that no one else can buy.
It is always a sensible idea to hire a professional, especially when dealing with something as important and precious as your home. Even if you think you can do something yourself, you have to consider if you have the time and the money to fix it if it goes wrong. Hiring an interior designer comes with absolutely no risks (as long as you’ve done some research on them), so why not consider hiring one next time you decorate your home?