There are many common myths about hiring an Interior Decorator. Don’t be intimidated or think hiring an Interior Decorator is not for you. Let’s jump into the 7 most common myths.
- I can DIY it – Yes, you can Do It Yourself, but there are several advantages of hiring a professional to create your desired space. Wouldn’t it be great to just sit back and let someone else do all of the work for you? Your interior decorator is trained in color coordination, space planning, and can get unbelievable “to the trade only” deals. In most instances, the amount of money you’ll save is more than our decorator’s fee.
- They will not use my own style – As a Certified Interior Decorator, I am trained to decorate various home styles. Personally, I love decorating homes outside of my style. I can be creative and think outside of the box.
- They will turn my home into a museum – Creating beautiful spaces to actually live in is our goal. We want your home to be welcoming and inviting. Not cold and intimidating.
- It will take too long – Design projects don’t have to take a long time. We can get a lot accomplished during a two hour in-home consultation or a full blown design project. Be upfront with your expectations and a reasonable time frame can be established.
- Hiring an Interior Decorator is expensive – Hiring any type of professional to work in your home does come with a cost. However, when it comes to creating beautiful and welcoming spaces, interior decorators can work with your budget. At Divine Elements of Design, I’ve worked with (Redesign) budgets under $1,000 up to budgets in the five figures. One of the first steps we take during the beginning stages of the project is to establish and create a realistic budget.
- I have to purchase from their store – Unlike utilizing “design services” at a department store, hiring an independent interior decorator is simply that… independent… We are trained to shop an various venues and locate the perfect items for your decor. We are not obligated to purchase from a particular store or forced to make sales quotas. We can create a decorating plan without bias.
- It is not a profession – In some states, anyone can call themselves an interior decorator or designer. When looking for a professional, inquire about certifications or licenses. Also make sure your professional is insured and bonded. Never settle.
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