There are many preconceptions when it comes to why you should use an interior designer, read more to find out why it could be the best thing for you to do..
When I say ‘I am an interior designer’, people nearly always perceive I’m working with the rich and famous, as though to contract my services you need a lottery-winning budget, this is just not the case. An interior designer is another professional who can guide and help you create the vision you have for your home.
If you needed a room re-plastering you would hire an appropriate tradesman as we know we don’t have the skills and knowledge required to do the job. I for one would hate to see the result of my work replacing a sink or plastering a wall. No one would bat an eyelid if you said you had hired a plumber, decorator or even a landscape gardener, but hiring and interior designer is seen as an aspirational trade.
Shall I let you into a secret?
Have you been around a show home recently? When you enter the front door of a show home on a new housing development, you are seduced by the décor, the carefully placed accessories and the risk taking but attractive wallpaper. We often walk around these homes under the impression that this décor is aspirational as though for us mere mortals it is unachievable as it is obviously filled with expensive items to make the home look its best.
A show home is an illusion. It’s an example of how a good interior designer can make a place feel more luxurious on a budget. Show home interior designers are working on tight budgets sourcing pieces from trade suppliers, the design is meticulously planned so when the collection of products are put together they give us the feeling of luxury.
This is what an interior designer can do for your home:
- We find out your style, lifestyle, taste and personality as well as how you want to live within the space. We are experts at putting together colours, textures, accessories and furniture to give your room the finish you have always dreamed of.
- We don’t just visit designer stores, our skill is knowing where to find the right fabric, flooring and furniture at a price that works for you.
- We too source everything from trade supplies that we find at interior trade shows. A great design is a room that works for you both functionally but also decoratively, and doesn’t just work for one member of your family but all of you.
You may struggle in combining patterns, be unsure how to use colour or have no ideas how to style your home, but you do know it needs a makeover. When you’re next looking to decorate your home, why not give me a call and let me show you how I can transform your home with a high quality design that will wow your friends and family, but also make you fall in love with your home all over again.
Remember in many ways, we are just another ‘trade’ but our service will give you the feeling of luxury without the price tag.