Many homeowners do their own decorating inside the home, not giving much thought to having a professional interior designer help them with adding knickknacks, furniture placement, and the like. However, the services of an interior designer are not just for the rich and famous, as they can be more affordable than you realize, and such a designer can help to create a comfortable and inviting living space in the home. Note when you might want to call an interior designer, and how their services can help you create a home space you love.
When you lack storage
Interior designers are not professional organizers, but they can note good ways to add storage to a home and help keep your items neat yet accessible. For example, in a child's room, they may point out unused space on the wall and suggest shelving that can help organize a child's books, stuffed animals, games, and other items. In the family room, they may suggest storage furniture, such as ottomans and baskets that can help store away your computer accessories.
In the bedroom, an interior designer can actually design your closet space so that you expand the storage without expanding the footprint of the closet. This can mean keeping your clothes and accessories properly organized, without losing space in the bedroom or an adjoining room.
You're trying to decorate a large space
Decorating a large space can have special challenges, as too many furniture pieces, or overly large pieces, can actually make the space seem cramped. Not enough pieces, or ones that are too small for the space, will make the room seem empty and uninviting. A larger space also needs to have furniture arranged so that all the pieces are located near each other; a couch and chair that are too far apart can make conversation difficult, for example. Because of these special challenges with a large space, have an interior designer help to plan the pieces you'll bring in and how they'll be arranged.
Items are always in the way
If you notice that you are always bumping into a chair when you enter a room, or need to work around furniture or plants to open curtains, or there is always something in the way in a particular room, you might consult with an interior designer. He or she can suggest different furniture pieces and a different way of arranging them so that nothing is in the way of foot traffic, window treatments, or anything else in the room.