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Why hire an Interior Decorator


It is not really surprising that many people have become self-reliant : with the do-it-yourself decorating and renovating trend sweeping the country, many think they can do it themselves. In reality when you try to create a room or take on a renovation, you will make mistakes. These mistakes will cost you money. Mistakes such as having a room, or entire house painted, and the colour just doesn't work. Have you ever bought a piece of furniture which ended up being the wrong size or colour? How about trades that you have hired that did not complete the job correctly, on time or on budget? It can cost you more money in mistakes than you would save by hiring a decorator.

Many people have the impression that interior decorators are just for wealthy home owners. People also hold the impression that if they hire a decorator their home would not reflect their tastes, desires or requirements. The reality is that a decorator can save you money in many situations by allocating resources wisely, eliminating decorating mistakes, and ensure the end result reflects who you are.

A decorator will assist in identifying the key changes that can be achieved within your budget that will make the biggest difference in your space. They will steer you in the right direction when making choices as to what to do, in what order, how to get it done and where your money is most effectively spent. A decorator's extensive product knowledge will ensure that you select the right products, furnishings and finishes for the best price to remain within your budget. Also, they act as advocates for their clients and negotiate on their behalf with vendors, manufacturers and trades people to ensure that every purchase and installation meets their clients' satisfaction.

Decorators can be hired to provide a wide range of products and services from a simple colour consultation, to floor plans, room decoration to a complete renovation. They also can manage your budget, coordinate work and trades, and save you time and money in sourcing products and supplies.

Decorators provide an essential service in saving time, eliminating frustration and disappointment and providing cost savings to their customer.

Remember - Decorating a house yourself can be like planning a wedding....Most people don't do it very often so they can make a lot of costly mistakes and end up with something that does not give them fulfillment or joy.

Written by - Terry Kuivinen

Interior Decorator

Wingrove Hill Design