How to know if you need an Interior Designer
Hiring an Interior Designer for a home project is no joke, if you are thinking about doing this maybe you want to take the anxiety off of planning a space that goes well with your style and speaks to you and your family. This is completely valid, and if you have the budget for it, by all means, working with an interior designer will ensure a very easygoing process to create inspiring spaces in your home.
When budgets are limited, it is easy to assume that no one but “the rich” have beautiful homes. This idea is completely false, although designers might have a flat rate that they charge, they can always stay within your budget to achieve the most stylish space.
While paying extra money for organizational tools and bedding is understandable, there are several other ways to get good quality design without investing too much cash.
How do I know if I need an Interior Designer?
Interior design credit: @breathedesign
The truth is, having an interior designer help you with your home projects can really boost your house-finding confidence! Whether you just purchased your home and want to make it feel your own right off the bat or if you just want to renovate your whole house, an interior designer will be your guide to all things style and balance.
By having professionals handle things like color schemes and room layouts, you save yourself time in the long run by avoiding common pitfalls while designing and decorating your home.
You also give yourself more opportunities to spend money on other things — like furniture and decorations – because professionals have general rules about what colors go together and how best to use space.
There are many ways that interior designers contribute to homes, but one of the most important ones is ensuring that everything in the house works as a whole. They look at every element individually to see why it adds to the overall appeal of the space and what kind of influence it has.
Their goal is always creating a beautiful, functional space that makes the people that live in it happy.
What if they pick something I don't like.
As mentioned before, interior design is more than just picking colors and shapes of furniture. It includes researching online stores to find the best-quality children’s products, finding vendors that are reliable and trustworthy, and a basically someone who will turn in into reality.
It can be tricky trying to source appropriate items when you don’t know what kids like already or where to look.
Home products can be overwhelming and have very wide ranges that can turn something fun into torture because of the selection process, narrowing things down can get tricky and staying organized while doing so even more. Interior Designers most of the time have their go to sources for furniture, textiles, wallpaper and so much more.
At the end of the day you have the last say into what goes, make sure to establish a very communicative relation with your designer so that your point of view is clear and your wants and needs are heard and respected.
How do I voice my own ideas?
When in doubt, Pinterest is your best friend when embarking in a new design project, make sure you create a vision board including color schemes and wood finishes, wallpapers and everything you like, this can easily be shared with your Interior Designer so they get a better understanding of your style.
It takes work and dedication, but if you are willing to put in that effort then I promise you WILL see results.
Let's talk about color
Interior design credit: @breathedesign
As mentioned before, interior design is more than just picking out paint shades and pillows. It also means choosing furniture, textures, materials, and decorations that appeal to your style and match with your home.
Color is one of the most powerful tools in interior design. Colors can influence how people feel, so it makes sense that color theory has become very popular. There are many ways to learn about color theory, but some basics include describing colors as having two main components: hue and tone.
Hue is the name given to a specific color. For example, red is the hue of most bright or intense colors like seen in fruits, flowers, and cars. The word “color” comes from the Latin word colorem which means dyeing agent.
Tone is the second element used to describe a color. A lighter toned color like white or off-white is considered a neutral hue, while darker hues such as black or brown are considered strong colors that go well together.
Some examples of color theories are related to balance. For instance, greens and blues make up a lot of nature, so using lots of these colors in your space may emphasize natural beauty.
What about the budget?
When planning kid’s bedrooms or playrooms, you want to make sure that your selected designer can create within your allotted budget. If you pick the right one, they can help you create a lot with a small amount of money, what's important here is that the person designing the space is willing to give you the best they can.
As parents, we often feel like we have no control over our spending unless we do it ourselves! Let go of this fear and trust in the hands of professionals.
By hiring professionals, you give them a set amount of money to work with in order to fulfill their mission which is creating a beautiful space for you. Sometimes, those pros will offer discounts or cost-cutting strategies if necessary so that the project can be completed within the given budget.
General tips: don’t just go with whoever offers their services at the lowest price – check out whether their prices are fair and reasonable and always ask for a portfolio so you can see their previous work!
Let go and trust the pros!
As with any professional, your interior designer will not only create beautiful spaces for you, but they will also push you to be creative in yours!
As much as we would like to control every aspect of our home, that isn’t possible sometimes. Even having a say in what colors you want can be tricky.
But, your interior designer should help you achieve your style goals! They should take time to get to know who you are as people and space users so that they can give you tips and tricks to use those resources wisely.
They will also be there when things get crazy (like when your kids decide it is nap time at 3pm every day).
Their experiences and talent will make them able to help you find solutions to whatever issues may come up!
Overall, they will bring out the most inspiring parts of you and build from that.