5 Reasons to hire an Interior Designer
February 10, 2016
Should you hire an interior designer? You already have an exceptionally fine-tuned sense of style.
You can navigate easily through the morass of contemporary design trends, and can easily unpick an eclectic, bohemian rustic look from the soft, comforting lines of Scandinavian chic. You have a precise eye for colour, and a clear image of your dream space – so is an interior designer even necessary?
A collaboration with an interior designer is about more than hiring someone to impose their own opinion on your home. Instead, it’s an opportunity to refine and clarify your personal vision, with the expertise of a trained designer to balance panache with practicality.
Here are five reasons why hiring an interior designer could transform your next project.
1. Clarify your vision
You may have a well-curated inspiration board – but can you spot the single, cohesive element in your plan that will bring your entire vision together?
There’s a fine line between eclecticism and chaos – and an interior designer is the perfect person to help you find it.
They will be able to work with you to identify and refine your vision – using their broad range of knowledge and expertise to review the colours, themes and styles that appeal to you, and pinpoint what will reflect your personality in the best way.
2. Create a home that works with your lifestyle
Is a concrete dining table the best choice for a family home? How can you add warmth and tactility to a lounge without losing your minimalist sensibility?
Individual pieces and styles may seem attractive in isolation -but when put together in an actual living space, will they work together to create a home that is a sanctuary and haven, or conflict and jar against each other?
Your designer will be able to identify the elements that are most important to your personal lifestyle – and mould your chosen style to it. The result is a home that is perfectly in tune with how you use it.
3. Balance form with function
Interior design goes far beyond aesthetics – it also requires an intimate understanding of the functionality of a space, and how it can best be enhanced.
A designer is trained to identify the pitfalls, limitations and unexpected opportunities in any given area – from how to take advantage of natural light to create the illusion of roominess in a small room, to how to create a warm and inviting room in an industrial open-plan space.
A professional designer will also be able to advise on how to use furnishing, colour and lighting in the most effective way to create a harmonious living space, while still staying faithful to your design vision.
4. Add value to your home
If you intend to sell your home in the near future, then making a striking impression on prospective buyers is essential – and an interior designer can help you create the perfect look that will attract potential buyers, both when viewed in person, or through impressive photography.
By working with a designer to ensure your home is shown in the best light possible, you can enhance its value in the marketplace immensely.
5. Save Money
It might sound strange that hiring someone to decorate your home would save you money since you have the additional fee of the designer, however 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. Read in detail how an interior designer can help stretch your budget.
Have any questions about choosing an interior designer – or want to explore the perfect style for your home? Get in touch with us.