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February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 277

When you're redecorating, it can be difficult to find the exact right upholstery, furniture, draperies, and decor to accomplish your vision. Consider hiring an interior designer to help you create the room of your dreams.

Whether you're moving into a new home, redecorating an existing room, or simply can't find the right curtains to go with your new bedspread, you can benefit from expert advice. Most designers are trained to understand and execute a variety of design schemes. Even if you've got most of your decor settled, a designer can provide a fresh point of view, offering ideas you've never thought of and solutions for any remaining problem pieces. If you're still on the fence, consider a few reasons why an interior designer should be part of your redecorating team.


You might think that hiring a design expert will be expensive. In reality, you're more likely to come in at or under budget when hiring a pro, for several reasons. Firstly, an interior designer may have professional connections or insider knowledge that will allow her to spend far less on materials than you would if you bought them yourself at a local fabric or furniture store. Secondly, by giving the job to a professional, you're avoiding the potentially costly mistakes that can result from a DIY job. And thirdly, it's in the designer's best interest, as your paid contractor, to follow the budget you set out. If you're doing your own decorating, you might be tempted to splurge on a few pieces-and those splurges can add up fast.

Knowledge and Skill

A trained designer will look at your room from a design standpoint, taking into account elements including line, light, color, texture, shape, and pattern to create the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement. Whereas you might look at a room and instinctively feel as though the table is in the wrong place, a design expert will be able to determine where it should go and how the other pieces in the room should move to accommodate the change. Similarly, if you just can't find the right window draperies to complement both your carpet and your upholstered sofa, an interior designer will be able to offer you a range of options and explain what each might do for your space.


Utilizing interior design services doesn't mean giving up control of your home's look. On the contrary, the design professional is there to bring your vision to life. After an initial consultation, he'll scour stores and manufacturers in the local area to find items and materials that he thinks are right for your space and aesthetic. Not sure what your personal style actually is? A designer can ask you targeted questions that will guide you toward a completed space that suits you perfectly. Some designers even do upholstery work and construct items such as slipcovers, pillows, drapes, and furniture themselves-which means you're not only getting exactly what you want, but also a one-of-a-kind piece!

An interior designer can step in for just a few hours of a design process or can stay by your side from the initial empty room to the last throw pillows and picture frames.

She can focus on one component, such as Roman shades for your entire home, or tackle only one room, such as your new baby's nursery. The common thread in all interior design projects is that the goal is to give you a room that is both functional and beautiful. After all, after the designer leaves, you'll be the one living there.

Penny Jones is a home improvement enthusiast and a senior Internet marketing strategist for Prospect Genius, a leader in local online advertising.

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