Interior designers are hired for many reasons. The main reason is that the client simply does not have the know how or expertise to put the room together well by themselves. They have tried and things are just not turning out as beautifully as they had hoped and envisioned it would look. The money spent does not seem to be making the impact they had hoped to make for that much of an expenditure.
Time is another reason interior designers are hired. Busy people simply do not have the time or resources to find all the design selections they are needing. They know that since they are not used to finding these products it will take them 10 times as long as a designer who is researching products and qualities daily. They cannot tell the quality of the products and trust their designers to discern quality for them. Most designers have seen the quality of the merchandise at markets and know the quality of the individual companies. One source shopping saves them time and money.
Design Education – Clients say, “My husband says I should be able to do this because I am a woman.” That is not necessarily so. So, husbands finally let their wives get help because they can see that she simply does not have the know how to put together a professionally designed interior. It is no reflection of her womanliness. Perhaps her expertise is in other areas.
Another factor is that ideas have run out and an interior designer can offer fresh ideas that are sometimes out of the box of what the client is thinking. Interior designers are trained to think artistically and most times have many many more ideas than the client. They know how things work together, how they will look when finished and are considering the client ideas, likes and dislikes.
Unfortunately, mistakes can cause people to hire interior designers. With wasted money, time and energy finally an interior designer is hired. An interior designer is used to working all elements together and is far less likely to make mistakes than an untrained person.
Furniture Layout is another reason people hire interior designers. It is common to have rooms that are difficult to lay out the furniture. This is called space planning and a designer usually does this daily and can be a tremendous help in this area.
Where do I find unusual items like interior designers use? Where do I find the quality? The answer is that these items are not usually found in your local store. Many of the items designers use are picked up in their travels or bought from custom manufacturers that only sell to the trade. This way items can be ordered in exact finishes, fabrics and detailing that the client and designer want. The client does not have access to the resources that the designer has. Even if they did, most clients still do not know how to put the look together.
With an interior designer the client gets one design. It is all so very confusing with friends and family telling you what they like and how to do it. What they like is usually not what you like anyway. An interior designer can give you one final design that is suited to you. It should be a divine reflection of you, your family and your interests. It is refreshing to hire a designer, tell them all your ideas, likes and dislikes and let them put together that perfect look suited to you. Makes your life a little easier and the results speak for themselves!