If there’s anything we’ve learned from all the time we’ve spent at home recently, it’s that having a functional house that your family loves spending time in is essential.
Interior designers can help you achieve the look and feel you’re going for in your home. They can also help with functionality, flow, and everything from choosing paint colors to selecting furniture and accessories. But when is the right time to hire one? And what should you expect from the process? Keep reading for everything you need to know about hiring an interior designer.
This is a sponsored post by Julia Adele Design. This full-service design firm serves residential and business clients. Julia feels that a space should be both attractive and practical, as well as pleasant. She also knows how a person’s emotions and productivity are affected by their surroundings, whether at home or work.
When should I hire an interior designer?
The ideal time to hire an interior designer is at the beginning of a project. If you’re unsure of when to hire an interior designer, here are a few signs that it might be time:
- You don’t know where to start with your home décor
- Your home is outdated and needs a makeover
- You can’t seem to find the right furniture or accessories for your space
- The task of decorating feels overwhelming
The benefits of hiring an interior designer
There are many benefits to hiring a designer for your home remodel project:
- A designer can guide you on the best order of a project. For example, if any remodeling work is required, whether structural or decorative, such as painting, it is best to do this first and then bring in new furniture. In addition, they can coordinate the work that needs to be done with the right people and keep them on schedule.
- Working with a designer from the beginning helps them create a cohesive look. At the beginning of a project, a designer can hone in on your style, ensuring that every decision aligns with that aesthetic.
- Designers like Julia create space plans to ensure all pieces bought are the right size and proportion.
- Sometimes designers work on pulling together a look with smaller pieces and accessories. Or are brought in to source accessories and art specifically.
- Clients often get overwhelmed during the construction process, and designers can make the process less stressful by reviewing plans, making changes, sourcing materials and overseeing construction.
- Regardless of the timing, a good interior designer should be able to step in to help make the space as you envision it at any stage.
What questions to ask when hiring an interior designer?
Before hiring an interior designer, it’s vital to ask some questions. Here are a few to get you started:
- What is a realistic timeline for the project?
- Does the designer manage orders, from purchasing to delivery?
- Is my budget realistic?
- How will the designer oversee construction?
Let designers know if you want work completed or furniture installed by the holidays. There can be delays leading up to the holidays, so a designer needs to plan for that. You should have an open and honest dialogue with your designer, and feel free to ask any questions you have.
What to expect during the design process?
Once you’ve hired an interior designer, they will likely want to come and visit your home to get a sense of what you’re looking for. They might also ask about your lifestyle and how you use your space. With kids in the house, functionality and safety are essential.
Then the designer can start putting together ideas for you, including everything from paint colors to furniture and accessories. Once you’ve agreed on a plan, they can order products and arrange for construction (if necessary).
It’s essential to keep in mind that the design process can take time. Remodeling can be overwhelming, but with an interior designer guiding you along the way, the end result will be something your family will enjoy for years to come.
About Julia Adele Design
Julia has always been interested in design. She began her career as a fashion buyer after graduating from the University of Cambridge and Central St. Martin’s in London. Her interests then broadened to fabrics, colorwork, and patterns. She ventured into bespoke furniture and interior design as her ideas developed. After several years of working as a project manager for well-known designers, Julia chose to go it alone.
Julia Adele Design, a full-service interior design business that works with both residential and commercial customers, was founded in this way. Julia is a firm believer in the importance of a beautiful, functional, and pleasant setting. She also knows how a person’s emotions and productivity are affected by their surroundings, whether at home or work.
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