Why do people work with interior designers?
It’s a question lots of people ask themselves ……why do people use interior designers? They wonder what the benefits are and imagine the home interior design can’t be difficult to do themselves.
While it is certainly possible for them to have a go at it, like many things in life if you want the best outcome for something you’ll hire an expert. Just as you would hire a lawyer or an accountant or a personal trainer, or someone to organise your holidays for you or a consierge service ….the list is endless.
Like all those services you can manage to do them yourselves – but you might find it is harder and more time consuming than you initally thought, with the results not what you had expected them to be.
In common with many of those services listed above, interior design is a luxury service. It is a complex undertaking, involving a lot of time and detail. Which means it is not affordable for everyone but the results are spectacular and have lasting impact on your life.
For many of our clients, the realisation they have a problem with their home interiors – maybe furnishing an awkward shaped room or multifunctional open plan spaces or separate but connected rooms with no purpose leads them to consider how to fix it and who to seek help from.
There are many reasons why clients seek the help of an expert interior designer.
Here are 4 of the most popular reasons why clients have typically sought help:
1. A clash of styles. Our clients described themselves as hopelessly at odds with one another over home improvements. They needed help to work out a design which suited them both.
2. No time or enough creative flair. This client knew what she liked, but had neither the time or the creative flair to put it all together.
3. Overwhelm. This is a common reason. One couple we worked with were moving into a much larger property, which was to be a long term family home. With another baby on the way they needed to furnish it for the longer term, but felt daunted by the scope and size of the task ahead and lacking in the confidence to do it themselves.
4. New to the area. Our clients were new to the Cotswolds with a house that needed updating. They had no local contacts or knowledge. On top of that they wanted a complete change of aesthetic and knew they needed help to accomplish both aspects.
In all of these situations clients wanted to do it once and do it right which is why they called in professional help.
Watch the video below to hear Julia explain the common reasons people need our Interior design help in the Cotswolds.
Room shot photography by Nikki Kirk of Carlé & Moss