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5 Interior Design Myths

We spend most of our lives in either our homes or places of work, yet hiring an interior designer is something a lot of people never consider.

Why?

Well, there are a lot of myths about interior designers, and today we’re here to dispel those myths!

Myth #1: They break the bank

We can’t tell you the price of every interior designer in the world, but what we can tell you is that most of them will help you save you money in the long run!

Your D.I.Y project could end up costing more than what you would have spent by hiring a designer.

Another point to consider is, if you don’t ask – you’ll never know! Any interior designer or interior design company worth their time will be happy to have a conversation with you about your project and address specific concerns at no cost. At Beyond Décor we’ll certainly prepare a quote for our services and options in line with your budget.

Interior designers are trained and want to find solutions to your problems. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an input during the process with your own ideas. In fact, we encourage it! The value of a designer is to save you from making costly mistakes by offering tailored solutions for any budget.

Myth #2: Interior designers just choose fabric & paint swatches

Yes, it is part of the job, but we can tell you with confidence that it’s only a tiny part of our work.
What may look like playing with samples or paint swatches, is in fact part of a long process. of the full process is determining the requirements of a space, it’s intended purpose, working to architectural plans, carefully consideration of lighting and respecting building codes, regulations, and standards.
Some interior design agencies (ourselves included) offer a much wider range of services, including:
  • Concept Generation
  • Market Research
  • Spatial Planning
  • Technical Drawings
  • Project Management
  • Procurement
  • Implementation
  • Styling
As you can see, this is certainly more than just choosing some fabric swatches (which, we admit is fun!). With this in mind, trust the knowledge, experience, and talent of your interior designer.

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Myth #3: Hiring a designer means it won’t match my taste or style

For all forms of interior design, the main goal with interior design is to always reflect the client or their brand.

As much as the designer’s job is to offer suggestions and options, their job is ultimately to help you achieve the interior that you want. Whether it’s an office wanting to tell their brand story through their interior, or a homeowner personalizing their living room, the same concept applies.

The aim of any reputable interior design firm is to design spaces that are an extension of the client’s personality and needs, not an imprint of the agency.

Myth #4: You pay a designer to do something you could do yourself

Whilst many of us have a keen eye for what we find aesthetically pleasing, but an interior designer’s job goes far beyond this.

Even if you are gifted with a good eye for what does and doesn’t look right, there is a lot of additional value that an interior designer can bring to the table.

Designers have the ability to tailor your personal style, likes and dislikes into a cohesive and aesthetic design. They are also trained in spatial planning and the more technical side of design.

Interior designers often have access to exclusive trade suppliers and products that aren’t open to the public. This means you can get some unique pieces that ensures your interior is unique.

Another key point to note is their experience. You may have designed some amazing spaces yourself. Interior designers have the experience and the knowledge to help you get the most out of your budget, as well as anticipating, preventing or quickly resolving any issues that may arise.

Myth #5: Your project or budget is too small

Whether you’re just looking to update a bathroom or refresh your bedroom, no project is too small when it comes to design.

Most agencies and designers will offer services for projects of all sizes, no matter how big or small. The most important service interior designers can offer is to transform any space into something amazing while making the most of your budget.

Like we mentioned at the beginning, if you don’t ask you’ll never know.

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