How Can Hiring an Interior Designer Actually Save You Money?

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If your home is feeling a little less than inspired, it might just be time to look into hiring an interior designer. Many people would love to give their home a pick-me-up. Maybe it's a single room that could use a makeover, or maybe it's the whole house. No matter what size of a project you have in mind, the professional expertise of an interior designer can help you make sure you get the results that will bring you the most satisfaction at the best cost.
You might be wondering how hiring a designer could actually save you money. Why not just tackle it yourself? The biggest, though not only, reason is because a designer has the skills necessary to make sure you get the changes you really want, without making costly mistakes. Sure, that teal paint looked great in your head, and it really is a gorgeous color, but it took getting the whole room painted before you really realized how much it clashed with the adjacent room, or how exhausting it was for the eyes to be in the room for long.
 An interior designer makes important color decisions for a living, and can spare you a lot of money and regret by making sure it comes out great the first time.
Another reason an interior designer can help you save money is that they are highly aware of where to get design elements for the best price. You might not realize that there is a great antique shop on the other side of town, or that the perfect lamp for your living room costs less at one store than the other. An experienced designer will help you get the biggest impact for your budget.
Hiring a designer is a great way to breathe new life into your house. You might have never even dreamed of painting your bathroom red, but an interior designer might be able to show you a way to do it that you absolutely love. Not only can they help you make exciting changes that will make you look forward to coming home each day, but you might even be able to turn an otherwise drab and ordinary house into something everyone who comes inside will be talking about.
Though painting the walls is one of the first ways most people think of to change up their house, there are many other fixes you can try that an interior designer can help you plan. Maybe all the living room really needed to bring it new life was different lighting and some new curtains. Lighting makes a huge impact on a room, and given the potential expense of installation, should ideally be discussed with a professional such as an interior designer to help you get the right choice.
Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes to see the potential of a house. Once you get used to seeing things the same way every day, you lose sight of the possibilities. With a trained eye and artistic decorating skill, an interior designer can give you ideas that can change the entire look of your house.
For free home interior design tips visit Full Moon Design
Mich Thompson is an experienced Interior Designer living near Brighton in the south of England.

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