Sometimes you just want out with the old and in with the new! You want to feel comfortable and happy in your home and one of the best ways to achieve this is to cast another eye at your interior design. Whether you’ve moved in yesterday or have lived in your home for ten years, it’s never a bad idea to update. Home decor and the design process should change as you (and your needs) change — even a fresh coat of paint or new floors can make a big difference. A designer can help guide you through the design process and help balance the current trends with style elements that will keep your home timeless for years to come, without dating the home too much. If you’ve felt discouraged about the way your home looks, it might be time to call in the pros!
How Design Can Affect Your Mood
According to studies, people most consider the definition of a happy home as a place where you feel secure (almost 70%), a place where you can relax (almost 65%), and a space where you can be yourself (almost 60%). For those to occur, you need to feel comfortable in your space. Outdated decor, uncomfortable furniture, or too much clutter might make you feel stressed out, thinking about all the changes that need to happen, so you can’t truly relax.
Or maybe certain aspects of your home are just inconvenient at this stage in your life, but you haven’t gotten around to redoing them, though you know you should. That’s more stress too. Though there’s always plenty of work involved in being a homeowner, it shouldn’t make you uncomfortable or constantly stressed or unhappy with your home.
What Can an Interior Designer Do?
An interior designer will help greatly with the overall design process, which can often feel overwhelming. They help bring order to the whole affair and help you pinpoint what you’re looking for with the changes you want to make. They think outside the box, so they can present you with unusual ideas or styles that you maybe hadn’t even considered! They’ll also have plenty of contacts, so finding the materials or items you want and don’t know how to get is right up their alley.
An interior designer really is hands on for the whole design process. They’ll help you pick out fabric, wall and window treatments, furniture, and the little touches that make a house a home. They can also draft and draw up plans, discuss furniture and lighting plans, and can help with space planning.
They’re there to help you maximize the efficiency of your interior design project and may even be able to save you money in the long run, by narrowing the focus, then making sure that’s what’s being executed, and finding creative ways to make it happen within (or under) budget. They’ll know a good starting point and help guide you through the whole process, making it (hopefully) painless from start to finish!
How Do I Choose the Right Interior Designer For Me?
Always see if you can get a personal recommendation from someone. It’s one of the best ways to find good, reliable service. And don’t be afraid to talk to a few different interior designers as well.
When you meet with them, you should have a rough idea of what you’re looking for, even if you’re hoping that they’ll be able to flesh it out or focus it. But giving them an idea of what you want can help them and lets you see if they’re on the same page as you creatively and aesthetically, as well as how you might work collaboratively with them. Check out their portfolio as well — is the aesthetic they tend to gravitate to one that matches with yours?
Give our team a call today to discuss the interior design integrative process. You’ll be happy you did.