Why Hire an Interior Designer?
When refurbishing and decorating your home, the decision comes as to whether to seek help from an interior designer. With so many sources of home inspiration – shops, magazines, Pinterest, Instagram etc. it can be tempting to take a DIY approach to your home so I thought I’d take a look at the key benefits of hiring an interior designer and why it really is a good idea to get a professional in!
1. They Help You Enhance Your Style
The role of an interior designer is to help you realise your vision for your home. Having taken a detailed brief to get to know you and your requirements, your interior designer will be able to advise you on choices that meet these, helping you to create a home that reflects your individual style.
2. They Have a Tried and Tested Design Process
When going it alone, it can be tricky just deciding where to start with your project! A professional interior designer will have a finely-honed process to guide you through all the decision making, minimising the confusion and allowing you to enjoy the journey.
3. They Have a Wide Range of Suppliers
An interior designer will have a huge range of suppliers to source from. They will have extensive product knowledge and be up to date with the latest collections. Another benefit of hiring a professional interior designer is that they will have access to “trade only” suppliers which would be off-limits if you were sourcing products yourself from retail stores.
4. They Have a Wealth of Talent and Expertise
Interior designers are creative people who have a gift for putting together rooms that look beautiful and function well. Most people struggle with this, although it can initially appear to be an easy thing to do. Add to this that an interior designer will have honed their skills with training and years of experience and you really start to understand the value of what they will bring to the table for your project.
5. They Save you Time
Drawing up plans and elevations, sourcing finishes, furniture and lighting, ordering samples and refining the design can take months depending on the scale of the project. It is a full-time job and one which few people are able to give full attention to with the busyness of life. An interior designer does the work for you, ensuring that, during meetings, you are only presented with things that are on brief for your project, minimising the demand on your time. They will also place all the orders and project manage the installation, meaning you will not spend all day on the phone to the decorator or chasing up the fabric order for your sofa!
6. They Save you Money
Refurbishing or re-decorating your home is a big financial outlay and so it is key to make sure that the money you allocate to this is wisely spent. Hiring an interior designer can seem like an additional expense but, in fact, working with one means that you are more likely to meet your budget as they will be working within the parameters agreed at the beginning of the project. In addition, an interior designer’s input with the knowledge and experience that they bring will also mean that all decisions are carefully planned and considered, minimising costly mistakes.
7. They Act as a Liaison
It’s important to have good communication between all involved in the project as there will be crossover between each discipline. The placement of furniture, for example, will affect the positioning of electrical sockets, the bathroom layouts will affect the plumbing etc. Your interior designer will be able to discuss all of this with your architect and builder, taking the pressure off you.
8. They Have Trusted Tradespeople
We all know how difficult it is to find reliable tradespeople! When you hire an interior designer, you will also be getting access to trusted trades in their contact list so you can relax knowing you have only the best people working in your home.
If you're looking for help with your project, why not get in touch with Vesta Design for more information on our services?!