Design consultations are becoming more popular since the amount of design decisions and choices to be made these days can be overwhelming for some homeowners.
- What paint colour do I choose?
- Do I install ceramic tile, porcelain tile or hardwood flooring in my kitchen?
- Where can I go to look for cabinetry?
- What is the difference between quartz and granite countertops?
- Where do I go to look for good quality furniture for a reasonable price?
- Which contractor do I hire?
Do these questions sound familiar?
Sometimes hiring an interior decorator or designer to completely redesign your home isn’t an option for some individuals for specific reasons. Does that mean you are completely on your own when it comes to making those tough design decisions? NO.
On average, design consultants offer one to two-hour initial in-home visits to assist homeowners in making those difficult decisions with any home design project.
A one-time one-hour design consultation can be extremely helpful for anyone who is having difficulty or is completely overwhelmed with having to make numerous design decisions. Within just one hour, a professional will be able to provide you with suggestions and ideas for functional and/or decorative improvements that will make a huge difference.
I think this one-time upfront investment is highly valuable if you need some help from an expert.
5 Benefits From a Design Consultation:
Choosing the Perfect Paint Colour
Colour is the single most important visible element of any design. One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to improve a room is to select a new paint colour. Having so many different paint colours to select from, it’s no wonder that some individuals are overwhelmed in finding that “perfect” colour.
A consultant can work with your existing furnishings and accessories to find a new and fresh colour palette that will pull your room together. A trained eye will know how to enhance your room’s design by finding the perfect colours that compliment your home and lifestyle.
What Would Work Best
A professional will be able to inform you about what would work best in your space. That could be as simple as proper furniture placement. Rearranging your furniture can make a huge difference in both the function and appearance of your room. An expert will be able to assist you in creating a space that has the best layout and furniture arrangement to achieve a professional and polished look.
A design consultant will ensure that the furniture is proportional to the size of your room. A professional will also be able to help you edit your furnishings and tell you which items will work in the space, which pieces can be repurposed elsewhere in your home, or removed entirely.
We can help you to simplify your design scheme. A trained eye may even suggest switching the function of your rooms.
Blend Different Design Styles
Decorating with different styles and colours can give you a fresh new look, but it can be quite hard to pull off. A professional can provide innovative solutions to existing challenges one faces such as blending different design styles together to create a well-balanced and harmonized space.
For instance, you may be having difficultly merging households or figuring out how to incorporate that impulse purchase or an item that you’ve recently inherited.
A design consultant can offer advice and tips on how you can pull together all your different design pieces and styles to create a well-designed and cohesive space.
Add That Desired “Oomph”
Are you bored with your existing décor? Do you feel that your décor needs a little extra something to spruce it up? In just one hour, a professional can come to your home and provide simple design improvements that will add that extra oomph you are seeking and they can help to enhance your existing style.
- Adding graphic prints
- Incorporating a bold colour
- Adding statement artwork
- Enhancing the lighting.
A design consultant will be able to give you a new and fresh perspective based on their years of design experience.
Create a Plan
Talking through your ideas with an expert is a great way to help narrow down all your options and find an approach that works best for you. A professional will be able to work with you to help you create a plan for your next design project.
They will discuss all your design needs and requirements to help you devise a plan and assist you in getting started on your project and can help you to ensure your project stays on track and on budget.
If you are dealing with any of the scenarios listed above, having difficulty or are completely overwhelmed with your design project, I would recommend investing in a one-time design consultation.
The wealth of inspiration, information and knowledge can be extremely helpful. Not to mention how it can help to reduce the stress that a design project can cause.