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As you’re preparing to remodel your house or design rooms in your newly built home in Victoria, do your friends keep telling you to book a consulting session with an interior design firm in Melbourne? If they do, it could be for a better reason than you suppose. Far from just trying to help you “score points,” there are actually many practical and meaningful reasons to hire an interior designer for your project.

Reason 1: There’s More to It Than You Think

Some people think they can handle the process of their own interior design because “how hard can it be just to choose some furniture and some paint colours, right?” Actually, there’s a lot more to the process than that. When doing the design for a home or even just a single room, one has to contemplate colours, yes, but the colours of everything from the walls to the bedding, the bed itself, the colours one sees through the window, the colour of the floors, furniture and everything else. It all has to tie together, and that takes an attentive and patient eye.

Another way of looking at this is that a professional interior designer will make the process less stressful and less filled with headaches. It’s so easy to underestimate how much work is involved.

Reason 2: The Designer’s Experience Will Save You Time and Money

Following from the first point, handing over the job to a more experienced professional designer isn’t just about making things easier, but also far more practical. An interior design job, if you try to do it yourself, can easily turn into a feeling of a task that’s impossible to complete. What’s more, things you initially see and like for your new living room design have a good chance of ultimately being rejected or replaced by later ideas you have. This is what happens when you lack a coherent thought process and design plan. A professional doesn’t have this problem.

So, where you thought you might spend more on using an interior designer, the expense is probably worth it because it’s money you aren’t spending on your own mistakes!

Reason 3: Interior Designers Have Great Contacts

If you’re wondering about other ways that an interior designer might save you money, it’s not just in saving you from your own mistakes. The designer likely has inroads into all the local suppliers for things that you need. They can help to negotiate better prices for you on building materials, furnishings, lighting and electrics…the list goes on.

Where you might go to visit all manner of different suppliers and stores for your items, a designer may have a way to get it all from just a tiny handful of suppliers, and perhaps as few as just 1 or 2. That being the case, the chance of them getting a better price on it overall is much higher.

Reason 4: The Professional Factor is Noticeable

When most people walk into a room, they may not be able to say which professional designed it, but there’s a sheen and quality to professional work that is unmissable. The amateur hand will leave traces of that lack of experience, such as clashing colours, or a furniture item that sticks out like a sore thumb. The professional standard is about bringing together every element to work seamlessly together.

Reason 5: It Can Increase the Value of Your Home

A place that has been professionally designed is worth more than one that the owner tried to do themselves. You might think that this is something that only applies when you get a famous interior designer to do the work, but that’s not true. When people come to look at a property that has been worked on by an interior designer, they can’t help but think of this place as more premium, and thus would likely offer more for it.

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