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Do I Need an Interior Designer?

I have zeroed in on aesthetics - wall colors, ceiling designs, window treatments, and pillow patterns but, still I am not getting the feeling of wow? I am too busy with my family and job, and I really don’t have time to think about designing the interior of my home? I have clarity about my home and how it should look but, it seems too strenuous to look into minutest details and I might miss the elegance? I am very good at decorating things and I receive numerous compliments for the same, but the designing part has overwhelmed me?

If you answered yes to these questions, then maybe you need an Interior Designer.

Interior designer is a professional, who goes beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that space feels harmonious from every angle – be it the floor plan, wall décor or color scheme. With the easy access and availability of the information on interior designs online, it is quite probable that you might have envisioned of certain designs for your home but, an interior designer can help you bring it to life while making sure it satisfies all the nitty-gritty of the entire gamut of interior designing, such as, space planning.

An interior designer will not only provide the artistic solutions that you might never have imagined but, will also put his / her attention to the tiniest details that will transform your space into a heavenly abode.

So, let’s see when you should consider hiring an interior designer for your home. You definitely need an Interior Designer if you can relate to these quotes encircling your mind.

“I want something more than the usual Fabric and Colors! Something classier”

While fabrics, furniture and color may play a very large role in interior design, there are a plethora of mundane tasks that are required of interior designers. An interior designer will provide expertise in design, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, etc.

"I want a Home that reflects my personality, it should say who I am"

A home is an identity of the people living there and it reflects who they are. The professional interior designers will not work on cookie-cutter approach, but they will listen to you, assess your needs and then create an original design that fits your space perfectly.

“I want to make the best use of the space we have here, any ideas?”

An expert designer understands the design limitations well and gets himself / herself familiarized with the size and scale of the space available. He / She keeps the surrounding environment in mind and responds to it accordingly. Whether you are in a ‘Multi-Storied Apartment’ or having an ‘Independent Villa’, the designer will take a cue from the surrounding and chose the best, based on the context of your space.

“Don’t you think this will look good in the hall? I think it would be perfect!”

Aren’t we good at observations? Of course we are. And this is what we do most of the time when we go shopping for our home. We mentally measure the size of the rooms and available space. And because of this, many a times we buy either the oversized furniture or the undersized objects. It is a fact that furniture will look smaller in a display area with high ceilings and large carpet area than it will look in your drawing or living room. An interior designer will not assume, but actually measure your space before making a list for your shopping. He / She will also ensure to measure the doorways, stairs and elevator openings leading to your home and hand over those measurements when you shop. No one likes to return the furniture because it’s difficult to transmit through the lift or through the staircase.

“I am not sure if it’s going to be comfy, but let’s buy it and see!”

Isn’t it quite common that whenever we visit a mall or a showroom, we usually get fancied by a beautiful piece of furniture or an artifact available at an attractive price, and we end up buying it only to find out later that it’s painfully uncomfortable or pretty much useless? In interior designing, comfort is the key. There is no point in making a home look like a museum. It's quite tempting to use every piece of decorative item you purchased or got as a gift from your loved ones but, a professional will let you embrace only the necessary and sufficient part of it. The first word that should come to your mind when you think of home should be “cozy.”

“Why do I feel like each room looks different from the other?”

You can find it quite alluring to design different rooms, with entirely different concepts, e.g. a kid’s room will be designed entirely on a different theme with the rest of the rooms. However, a professional will design the entire space in such a manner that moving from one place to another won’t give you the feeling of entering into a different zone. The entire design will weave together in such a shape, where every room will be an extension of the main theme. The design patterns’ repetition, progression, and the transition would be seamless while ensuring the placement of objects in visually balanced manner.

After reading some of the points above, you can quickly decide if you really need an interior designer or not. Surely enough, there are many other factors like fee, availability, etc. which can influence your decision to hire an interior designer. But all these could very well be negotiated given the information is available online.

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