Hiring an interior designer Chester is the first step in your journey to a beautiful new interior design for your home. You may be sceptical about hiring an interior designer, maybe you believe the common misconception that you must be super rich to hire a designer (this isn’t true!), or that the process will be domineering and uncomfortable for you.
Well-designed spaces don’t happen by accident. They will have been carefully considered, planned and curated by a designer. Whether you’re looking to revamp the living room, or undertake major home improvements; commissioning a good interior designer will ensure that your space is styled exactly how you want it, reflexing how you live your life.
Here are some of the numerous reason you should hire an interior designer:
They save you money – Remove the idea that interior designers are only for the rich and famous amongst us. It might seem too good to be true, but in the long run, a well-chosen designer can save you money. A designer will help you to plan, coordinate, and plot every single stage of your project – eliminating (as far as possible) hiccups along the way which could cause unnecessary delays or lead to expensive mistakes.
They help you plan and stick to a budget – Believe it or not, setting a budget is the easy part. Deciding how that budget is going to be divided between the different aspects of your decorating project is a lot harder. This is where a designer comes in very handy; they understand how much materials and products actually cost and so they can work out a clear item-by-item breakdown of projected costs before a lick of paint even touches the wall.
They have a trained eye – There are some many more elements to a well-designed room than simply filling it to the brim with your favourite things. Designers know how to scale, proportion, colour, size and texture – and so will professionally assess your space to maximise the efficiency and functionality. Designers are the extra pair of eyes that can see what you have potentially become blind to.
They save you time – When you consider the countless (often fruitless) hours wasted on buying items and then returning them multiple times, hiring a pro becomes a no-brainer. Designers will bring everything to you, samples, swatches and catalogues – no showrooms necessary, unless you want to visit them.
They’re on top of the latest trends – Designers by nature have their fingers on the pulse of industry developments, new products, and the very latest ideas in design thinking. Each day they are exposed to new information and they bring this to each new concept they design.
They help to bring focus to your vision – Even if you’re a naturally creative person, when it comes down to all the dressing (furnishings, fabrics and fittings), there are so many choices available that it can be incredibly overwhelming to go through the process alone. A pro will help to focus and structure your mental picture by breaking it down into smaller more manageable elements.
The results – A good designer will give you gentle nudges, help you to think outside the box and give you some ideas you never would have thought of without them. They will keep your vision in mind but also breathe new life into it.