*Should You Hire An Interior Designer?

Monday, April 23, 2018
Image from Home Design Ideas via Pinterest
Our home is certainly our sanctuary, which is why creating something that is beautiful, stylish and reflects our personality takes a lot of careful planning, time and effort. Many of us may not have a significant amount of time and energy to commit to a personal interior design project, so hiring a professional designer to help you might be a smart move. But, what questions should you ask yourself before taking the plunge?

Do you know your personal style? 
Anyone can purchase furniture, paint rooms and add bits and pieces to a space, but it takes a particular type of artistic personality to truly envision what they want and how they’re going to execute it. Going solo on an interior project is great for people who know exactly what they want their home to look like and who are great at making decisions. However, if this doesn’t sound like you then perhaps seeking expert advice is the preferred method. Interior designers are experts in translating a vision into reality, by asking the right questions and gauging personal styles so that your home brilliantly reflects your taste.

Do you have the budget?
Many people believe that hiring an interior designer is super expensive, but, contrary to popular belief, when it comes to styling your home, hiring an expert to do the hard work for you often works out cheaper in the long run. Someone who is skilled in this area will be able to make your home look lovely with minimal effort, and you’ll therefore avoid any costly mistakes which regular people like you and I might make when taking matters into our own hands! That being said, interior design is a broad spectrum, with budgets ranging from low-cost beginners who are just starting their careers and looking to expand their portfolios, right through to the luxury interior design companies who’ve been in the business for decades. It’s up to you to decide what your budget for an interior project is, and then do your research to find out whether there’s a suitable person or company who can fulfil your requirements.

Can you do it yourself? 
For small decoration and styling projects, hiring a designer might not be necessary, particularly if you are lucky enough to possess a creative flair. However, bigger projects prove to be somewhat challenging. You could, of course, go down the DIY route, taking inspiration from your dreamy Pinterest boards, but unless you’re an interior design whizz, the end result probably won’t come as close. Most of us aren’t naturally blessed in the interior design department, so hiring an expert is often the smartest option and takes away the stress of planning and executing your perfect space. Moreover, professional designers will hold the relevant qualifications and experience and are well equipped with a creative eye, trained to spot things which non-designers like us are likely to miss!

Would you hire and interior designer? If so, how would it go? 

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20 comments

  1. I definitely couldn't afford to hire an interior designer but tbh, if I had my own place, I don't think I'd want to. I'm too much of a control freak and would want to do it all myself!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  2. I love being hands on in my own home

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  3. I love the idea of doing it all myself but a designer would be SO handy to have!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  4. I would love an interior designer! X

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  5. Nope! Would never hire one-love adding the homey touches to the house myself...makes it reflect my personality that much more x

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  6. If I had the money I would 100% do this! x

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  7. I think I would if I was building a house, but I don't think I would just for a room!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. I always think budget it so important ! Othersiwe you get so caught up in what you couldn’t afford !

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  9. I don't think I personally would hire one as part of the fun is in the planning x

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  10. If I could afford it, I would hire one in a heartbeat x

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  11. I'm not sure I would be able to hand over control of the designing process to someone. My home is my own little project.

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  12. I would definitely do it myself, that is what Pinterest is for, haha!

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  13. I am 100% too much of a control freak! Haha plus I love DIY projects x

    Laurzrah

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  14. I would love to get one in to do the whole house and if I could afford it I would.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  15. I'm not sure if I would hire one. I like knowing that I made my home a home myself, if you know what I mean.

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  16. I have to say I love planning out what I'm going to do when redecorating so would probably skip an interior designer. xx

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  17. I don’t think I’ll ever hire an interior designer, I love decorating my house and hunting out bits and bobs myself!

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  18. If I had a larger place place to decorate I would absolutely consider hiring an interior designer. I'm not the most talented when it comes to home style or style in general. Lol

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  19. I wanted to be an interior designer, it's still something I'd love to do!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  20. I love interior design so much. I kinda wanna go back & learn it.

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