The Ins and Outs of Getting an Interior Designer.
Some people have a talent for putting a room together. But most of us just have a talent for making a mess. Fortunately, there’s a whole profession dedicated to helping people create beautiful spaces to live: Interior Design. Now, we realise it’s a pretty unusual concept to invite a complete stranger to help you decorate something as personal as your home… but this article covers all the reasons you should consider giving it a go.
They save time.
Anyone who’s made it to the other end of a major renovation project knows the added stress and pressure it can put on you and your relationship. Bringing in an interior designer to research looks for your home and do the hard work can help you avoid those marathon trips to store after store arguing over which tap handle would look better!
They add value to your home.
A good interior designer knows what they’re doing. They know what styles age well. The looks that fall out of fashion fast. And they know what other people look for in a home. That’s why they’re good at helping you choose a timeless fitout that will add some more $$$ to the asking price of your home when it finally comes time to sell it. So if you choose right, they end up paying for themselves (and then some).
They save you money.
There’s a common misconception that when you get an interior designer they just throw your money around willy-nilly. But the truth is they have connections and access to trade discounts that can save you a lot of money.
They have 2020 vision…
In this instance, we mean interior designers know the products that will be released in the next few months. So they have a great idea of what a stylish home in 2020 will look like and they can give you a head-start on everyone else in making sure your home fits that description.
A new set of eyes…
If you’re like 99.9% of the population, sometime in your early 20s, you found a look that kind of worked for you and that’s pretty much the same style clothing ever since. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. The only reason I’m mentioning it is that it shows that it’s hard to change your style – a lot of the time it’s just something we fall into and don’t really think about.
An Interior Designer is useful because they gently shake you out of your ways by saying “how about this?” And by presenting you with these options, the interior designer gives you permission to be a little more adventurous and a little more bold.
It’s ironic, but when you really boil it all down an interior designer can take you out of your comfort zone to make a zone you’re totally comfortable with. So we say give it a go!
Get a home that’s more you.
Choose National Homes for your next house and you’ll have access to our very own team of interior specialists.