3 Sign you are ready to Hire an Interior Designer
Have you ever been mid-project and you think, It would be so nice to not have to make another decision and just let someone else do this for me? We tend to have those thoughts when we are trying to DIY, pretending we know how to reupholster a wing back chair (spoiler alert: you dont).
There are some times in life when hiring a professional makes really good sense to protect your finances and your sanity, and if youre in one of the three situations below, an interior designer would be a great fit.
Youre building a new home
Homebuilding is a rollercoaster ride. Getting the property, waiting for permits, fluctuating material costs, when are we actually moving in? questions. Furthermore, there is a real thing called decision fatigue that occurs even before the 12th tile showroom trip. You need to account for so many details, and if you dont work with a professional design firm, some decisions will be made without intention or in a rush. So, why hire a designer? Great design is important, but it is equally important to know how that design is going to happen. A good designer should have a clear, comfortable process in place to keep your experience as stress-free as possible.
Youre planning a big renovation
Renovations are SO MUCH FUN. The process of turning a less-than-ideal home into the perfectly relaxing, comfortable, and beautiful space is incredibly rewarding. But be warned: renovations are their own kind of beast. Opening up walls isnt always like Christmas morning. The trickiest part of a renovation is balancing the budget with the unexpected. A designer will help you think through whats actually possible and not cost-prohibitive in space. The designer will also be able to help you visualize what a space will look like and how it could actually function for you and your family. A designer will give you a fresh perspective and help you think through things that may not be on your radar.
Youve redecorated and rearranged furniture and it still doesnt feel quite right
From the window, to the wall, the sweat runs down your face as you rearrange. Again. That wall has been empty since you moved in because you cant quite figure out what to do there. Youre ready to invest in a new sofa because the one you got when you were first married has seen better days. The rug was the training ground for the new puppy and no amount of cleaning can remove that smell. But how do you pick things that will last, look good, and fit your budget?
A designer has access to thousands and thousands of products outside of the stores you may typically go to for furniture and décor. She invests time in researching and testing furniture that is good quality and fits in with her clients lifestyles. She understands warp and weft, rub counts, different types of fabrics, furniture construction and materials. If she doesnt know the answer to something, she has vendors that she can reach out to for more info.
Most importantly, she will help you FINISH A SPACE. There wont be any unfinished business. Youll have a completely lovely space that you can trust fits your home, your style and how you live in your space.