How do you know you need an Interior Designer?
We all have times in our life when we know we want to make something happen but we aren’t sure if we can make it happen ourselves. Or we think – “I’m sure I can fix this plumbing issue” when really it might be a bit outside our skill set. Decorating is no different. It’s a profession for a reason and we are here to help those that can not or will not decorate for themselves.
Sometimes we can have a hard time making the decision on if we need help or not. So I’ve created a list of people that should probably pull the trigger and hire some help. So, without further ado, here are a few situations where it would be worth it to call in an interior decorator or interior designer.
1. You go to shop for the _________ (fill in the blank) and you get overwhelmed and tire quickly of the project.
There are a multitude of options out there when it comes to decor and furnishings for your home. If you get easily overwhelmed when looking at options or you don’t even know where to start, you should probably hire an interior decorator to help narrow down the selections for you. An interior decorator has the eye to make those decisions for you and ensure they will work for your space. No need to drive yourself crazy, we all only have so much patience we can spare. Use it on your spouse and kids instead!
2. You just don’t have time
We all have 24 hours in the day and most of us have already committed that time. Work, kids activities, family events, housework, cooking, sleeping, the list goes on. Don’t waste your precious time on hoping you pick out the right thing when you could hire a decorator and save your precious extra time for the things that matter the most to you. Life is short!
3. You have Multiple Design Disorder
So I’ve discovered a rather common disease out there – it’s called Multiple Design Disorder. You have this disease if the items you buy don’t end up going together. You like a lot of things from a lot of different styles. But all the things you like just don’t look right together once you get them home. Don’t worry – it’s common but there is no cure! This is one of those “Know thyself and work around thyself” situations. You’re just not a decorator, you just don’t have the eye. You need to hire a decorator to help you define and focus your style.
If you have MDD, you probably really enjoy design and like to shop. Great! Find a designer that will bring you along during the process and partner with you in shopping and making design decisions. You don’t have to hand over the whole process to work with an interior decorator or interior designer.
4. You have that one room that you don’t know what to do with
If you have that one (or more) space(s) that you just don’t know what to do with, then it might be time to hire a designer. Many people find that their home has a weird open space that they’re just not sure what to do with. That’s where a designer will shine. We are pros at making the best out of a weird space, odd angles or floor plans that that just don’t seem to be conducive to real life. If you haven’t figured it out yet, bring in a creative designer that will turn your weird space into your favorite space.
5. It’s been more than 6 months since you decided you needed to do something about your space.
There is a bit of wisdom out there that says – if you aren’t making something happen, get professional help. Life is too short to drag your feet on making important things happen in your life. If you decided you have the money and the intention to change something but you just haven’t done it for whatever reason, you should hire a professional to help you move forward. Life is too short to keep putting off that project.
I’ve talked to customers that have waited years to make something happen! Don’t go years with a space that doesn’t bring you joy. Your home and the items you surround yourself with have a bigger impact than you think. You are either lifting you and your family up with your decor or you are bringing you and your family down with your decor. Now is the time to pull the trigger and hire an interior designer and enjoy your home.
6. You like saving money and you are smart with your money
Time is money and money is money! Of course we all know there is a value to our time and but you can actually save money by hiring a designer. Would you rather get your paint colors right the first time or have to repaint or be unhappy? Would you rather buy pieces of furniture that end up not going together so you have to sell them and try again, or get it right the first time?
Hiring an interior designer allows you to rest easy and partner with an expert to make these decisions. Many of the design decisions we make have a big impact on our wallet. Let’s make sure that we aren’t going to regret spending that money. While yes, you do have to pay a fee to work with a designer, I believe you will feel it’s worth it once you reap the rewards of a beautifully designed space.
If you see yourself in one of these scenarios, take a deep breath and say it with me – “I can not or am not able to decorate on my own. I need help.” It’s ok, we all do sometimes and it’s better to just admit it and move forward.
If you just let out that deep breath, let’s schedule an initial free conversation so we can talk about what you are looking for in your home! We all deserve to live in a space we love.