Do I need an Interior Designer, Decorator or Stylist?
Your home should be a place of serenity, an escape that reflects who you are. Designing a space, shopping for furniture, picking out pillows and paints and accessories… it can all be a little daunting. Some people love the DIY adventure of decorating a home, but if you are, like many people, looking for a revamped space and are feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start, you may want to hire a professional designer, decorator or stylist. Whether you have just arrived in a new place and need to set up your home quickly, are moving to a new place and want to make it work for you, or are simply trying to re-imagine your current home, hiring a designer, decorator or stylist will give you a unique and stylish home you deserve, while saving you time, money, and effort.
Good Designers, Decorators and Stylists take the time to understand your needs, your personality, and YOU
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of decorating your home, if you’re staring at a blank canvas and simply don’t know where to start, or if you want to change your space and feel stuck… there’s a good chance you could use one of these professionals.
Your space should reflect who you are – your personality, your quirks, your favorite colours. A good designer, decorator and stylist takes the time to understand their clients, to know what fits their budget, their needs, and their personal style. It takes away the frustration and fatigue associated with wanting a new look in your home, and having no idea where to start. You don’t need to worry about whether you are doing it the “right way,” or if you’re truly reflecting your own style or just making choices based on best guesses and the latest IKEA catalog. A designer, decorator or stylist works WITH you to ensure your space works FOR you.
Hiring an Interior Designer, Decorator or Stylist can save you money
This probably feels counterintuitive, but if you add up the amount of time you would spend running from store to store, traveling back and forth, comparing colours and paints and pieces of furniture… that’s a lot of time you could be spending on something more enjoyable to you. Designers, decorators and stylists also have experience shopping in your city, they have contacts in the industry who give them better deals, and they can find those steals in a back alley market you didn’t know existed. If you’re a homeowner, hiring a professional gives your home that extra polish to attract potential buyers.
Hiring a designer, decorator or stylist also means you can make changes or start a fresh, and feel confident about decisions… meaning you’re not going to be running back to the store in 3 months because you realized you hated the throw pillows. It’s an investment into your home, and into your life.
Hiring an Interior Designer, Decorator or Stylist can save you time
This is mentioned above, but a designer, decorator or stylist can save you a huge amount of time and effort. They’ve done all of this before, they know where to shop for certain pieces of furniture, what colours will match and where to find them, and what brands match your overall style without breaking the bank. If you get confused when sourcing for new pieces or are unsure if they will work with your existing furniture, or are exhausted by the prospect of running around the city to find a single item, they can remove that stress from your life.
Designers, Decorators and Stylists have resources and contacts you may not have
Designers, decorators and stylists often have a contact list of other designers, connections, and friends who are great resources. They know the vendors, the electricians, the painters, etc. This saves you from having to research for hours, feel unsure if a vendor is reliable, or if you’re getting the best price. Taking advantage of a these contacts and their ability to be a liaison with the middle men gets you the final product without the headache.
Designers, Decorators and Stylists give that touch of glamour
If you’ve ever watched interior design TV shows or spent time daydreaming about your perfect home, you can see the difference a designer, decorator and stylist can make with few resources and a lot of great ideas. These professionals can give your home that glamorous look. A professional designer, decorator and stylist can see potential for change where it isn’t obvious, can make small spaces seem bigger, and cramped living quarters more efficient. Understanding what a good design can achieve amps your home that extra 10% and gives it a polished look that is hard to achieve on your own.
Whichever resources you decide to reach for, with a little bit of change and a personal touch, your home has the potential to be the perfect space for you!
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