Why Should I Hire An Interior Designer?
Updated: May 25
Here are my top 6 reason why hiring an Interior Designer is worth it!
This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions about the Interior Design world. The truth is, there is a huge amount of theory and training behind the decisions that Interior Designers make.
I have decided to give you a whistle stop tour with some key reasons why hiring an Interior Designer is a good idea!
So, what do we do?
Interior Designers can be involved in design projects from before it has even begun. We can work on the initial draft plans, and work along side architects to create the best solutions and designs for your home. We can oversee the entire project, working with trades and contractors to ensure your build or renovation runs smoothly. This could involve anything from drawing up initial layouts and floor plans, to 3D models and renders giving you a clear visual idea of your new space, and sourcing and styling the final products once your build is complete. We can create mood boards and colour schemes to put your ideas into a visual plan, and also draw up lighting and electrical plans to provide your contractors with the necessary information and documents to complete the job. All of this is just a snippet of how helpful we can really be!
Lots of people tend to think that Interior Designers buy soft furnishings and make things look pretty. Well in short, yes this is what we do however it is not all we do! There is often a lot of planning that goes into styling, including mood boards, sourcing (researching suppliers and products to be included in the final style, and ensuring items are available and delivered to you on time) through to receiving deliveries, and checking and unpacking products on the day.
I hope in a way that you can start to see why ‘making a room look pretty’ can be a full-time job, and one that I absolutely love!
So here we have it, my 6 top reasons to hire an Interior Designer.
Interior designers have often undertaken professional training to understand each part of the design process. This enables us to make informed judgements on how best to design your home.
Having looked at the same space for so long is it all starting to merge into one?! We are able to visualise ideas and options you might not have been able to think of.
Access to unique trade only suppliers and discounts that you might not otherwise know about or be able to access.
Access to products not readily available to the public. Connections within the trade allow Interior Designers to source products you may not be able to find otherwise.
Don't laugh! Hiring a trained professional might cost you their fees, but in the long run could save you costly mistakes and increase the value of your home.
Imagine repainting your hallway in a colour you loved, and then hating it every time you arrived home because it felt too ‘cold’? Now you are thinking you will need to redecorate, and replace the hallway rug, furnishings or finishes to make it better, but if you had some help on how to choose the colour in the first place you might not be spending the extra money updating everything else to match now. See where I am going with this?
Save time and effort
Save you time and effort in budgeting and planning. Who really loves budgeting?! Hiring a Designer can save you a lot of stress finding the right design to fit your budget, and a lot of hours that you could be spending with your family and friends instead. As we often say, time is money so why not invest this in someone to take the weight of your shoulders?
These are just a handful of reason why hiring an Interior Designer is beneficial. Of course it is worth a note, that not every Designer provides every service. It's always worth finding out so that you know if they're the right Designer for you!
I adore more than anything being able to help my clients create a home they have always dreamt of, and improving those difficult or awkward spaces so that you don’t have to put up with furniture and layouts that don’t work for you.
If you have a project that you need some help with, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to see how enjoyable your project really could be, and if you have enjoyed reading this then head over and subscribe to my newsletter where you will receive monthly hints and tips to help you along the way!