Many people think hiring a decorator/designer is a luxury service that only folks with disposable income can afford. Truthfully this is a luxury service however; the price tag doesn't always equate to it being unattainable or even unaffordable.
Interior design and decor services have come a long way from what you and I remember. Gone are the days when this service was only available to the rich and famous (a picture of Robin Leach holding a glass of champagne just popped into my head). With the invention of e-design and other creative options; many folks now have access to design and decorating service more than ever. The spectrum of individuals servicing this industry is also broad; from designers specializing in one room makeovers to full service remodels. The sky is truly the limit!
Hiring a designer/decorator is a wise and sensible choice when you think of what all their services involve. Below are 7 benefits of hiring a designer or decorator for your next project.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #1- Save Time
You've heard the saying "time is money". An interior decorator will save homeowners the dreaded task of sourcing all the products and furnishings to coordinate a space. Designers and decorators are tasked with measuring a space, creating a color scheme, sourcing the furnishings and accessories and coordinating the delivery and installation. Unless you have the passion for this work; there are a lot of moving parts to this that I've found people just don't have the patience or desire to visualize a space and plan out the elements accordingly.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #2- Save Money
It seems counter-intuitive but its true that hiring a designer will save you money in the long run. This is one of the most important benefits of hiring an interior designer in my opinion. Let's see a show of hands to those who have impulsively bought paint samples or perhaps a rug only to find out it didn't match the theme of the room. The paint colors looked great in the store but horrible in your living where there is lots of natural light (learn more about how light affect paint colors here). Or the "blue" in the rug is a completely different blue than what you'd hoped would match your sofa. Mistakes can be costly; its better to work with someone who can readily advise you in these areas in making the right choice the first time.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #3- Professional Assessment
Working with a designer offers a trained set of eyes to see and notice things that you may not. A designer can provide a professional assessment of your space and guidance to homeowners on a design plan and realistic budget to put into action.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #4- Increase Home Value
When you are in the market to sell your home; it goes without saying that a professionally decorated home will appeal to more buyers and put your home ahead of the competition.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #5- Perfect Mix of Form & Function
Along with identifying furnishings that properly fit a space, designers and decorators are also tasked with pulling this all together to create a sense of fluidity or harmony within a space. Design is a constant balancing act between what looks great and the intended purpose of space; this is where that trained set of eyes can be especially helpful.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #6- Wow Factor
Everyone wants their home to have the wow factor. Designers and decorators can deliver on this through their trained eye and being able to think outside of the box.
Benefit of Hiring a Designer #7- Availability of Resources
Because of their connections with to the trade programs, designers & decorators have access to furnishings and merchandise that is not available to the general public. These connections benefit the homeowner in creating a more custom look to their space.
As you can see, there are several benefits to hiring a designer or decorator. If you have no idea how to begin a decor project, or you simply just don't have the time because of your busy schedule; hiring an interiors professional will set you on the right track and truly serves its purpose of delivering a space that reflects style and personality.
Do you need help with decorating your space? Be sure to check out my design consultation only services page here for any decor dilemmas you may find yourself in. It's the perfect start for anyone getting their feet wet with interior design services.
Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams!
P.S. Here is a picture of Robin Leach for all the young folks reading this.