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Do I Really Need An Interior Designer?

Apr 29, 2008
If you have always wanted to change the interior design of your house but you just cannot find the time to do it, maybe you need some help. It's not that you are lazy or you don't have great ideas, but somehow your days are busy with juggling all the responsibilities of your job, your husband and your kids. You are always setting a day to prioritize your house, but somehow something always comes up and naturally, your interior decoration project is again put on hold. Maybe you are just overwhelmed and you do not know how to start. Or you have a general idea in your mind and you are not sure how to implement it. If your answer is yes, maybe you need an interior designer.

Don't worry. These interior designers are very professional. Their job is to offer their clients a service, and most of them will offer their first consultations for free. This means that you can have a dip in the waters of interior design and experience a little of their expertise without risking anything on your part.

So what should you expect in your first meeting? The designer will take a look at your house to understand your taste and determine things that you want or don't want. While looking around your rooms she will ask you certain things about your family, your hobbies, your colour preferences, or your pets. Definitely, you have to talk to her about your lifestyle whether you are always out of the house, or you have frequent guests. The designer can already put together the initial concept of an eventual design by learning about you and probing for your needs and requirements.

At the succeeding meetings, the designer can show you a list of items or a handful of ideas to choose from. These designers are well known for their ability to source out cheap or bargain materials for you. It is to your advantage to get their service because the time that you will spend in looking for specific items can be used to do something else that you enjoy. Well, if you enjoy shopping and buying things, then maybe you don't need professional help. Find out in advance what are the costs involved, and what will happen if you will not like what you see. Many designers will redo their work (free of charge or at a small fee) until you are happy.

Clients of interior designers often exclaim "it is exactly what I want but I never really knew I wanted it until I saw it." This is why you need their help. Because of their training and expertise, they are able to present to you ideas that you have never thought before. Your perspective will often change just by adding some furniture or by applying a new colour scheme.

Good designers will often give some suggestions but will never influence you to follow their own taste. They are there to give professional advice and give their service to implement what you want. Remember, if you are not satisfied with their work you can always say no.
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