Even handy homeowners will hire a professional roofer or plumber for home improvement needs. But when it comes to interior decorating, most people think it’s just common sense, so they’ll opt to do it themselves. But an interior decorator can actually save you time and money when it comes to beautifying your home. Here’s how:
First, interior decorators are trained to deal with decorating, furnishing, and space issues, and a good one will come up with unique, yet practical, ways to do it. A good interior decorator doesn’t just “have an eye” for color or furniture. She’ll know how colors and patterns relate to/complement one another, she’ll how to maximize the space you have, she’ll know furniture’s compatibility with your home, and she may even be able to help you with window treatments.
In some cases, depending on the scope and nature of your project, you may even be able to get some or all of a decorator’s services for free. Most interior decorators get paid through commissions or discounts they negotiate with vendors in exchange for the decorator’s recommendation of their products or services. In other cases, they may charge a consulting fee. Make sure you ask this important question before agreeing to hire one.