Have you ever considered hiring the services of an interior designer? I often hear: “it’s too expensive”, “it’s not for me”, “no need for decoration with Insta, Pinterest, I’ll find ideas”, “it’s going to change everything and it won’t look more like me! », « it is useless ». All these fears are motivated by a priori who have a hard time in the profession of an interior decorator! Often a sign of belonging to a wealthy social category, calling on the services of a decorator has long been reserved for an elite. Specialized magazines and television programs have allowed the democratization of decoration which is today a source of well-being at home. A notion that takes on its full meaning in these periods of confinement…the house of refuge where it becomes essential to be able to do everything (sleep, eat, play, play sports, work) and if possible in good harmony and cohabitation with all the members of the family.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF A DECORATOR?
An interior decorator is above all a professional whose main mission is to optimize, harmonize and enhance your interior spaces. For this, she will be interested:
- to the inhabitants of the place: your lifestyle, your wishes, your tastes, your budget.
- to your accommodation: the technical constraints, the character of the existing, the volumes, the light.
His outside view, his expertise will allow him to offer you appropriate solutions in terms of layout (volume and circulation), layout (furniture), and atmosphere (colors, materials) to create a place where you will feel good. . Decorating for others is a profession. Listening and collaboration are essential: understanding how you live is essential to the development of a place to live. Functionality and space management is paramount. Aesthetics will enhance your comfort. A beautiful kitchen where the worktop is not big enough for the way you cook… you won’t be comfortable there, even if it is magnificent. 😉 The investment in the services of a decorator will be largely compensated by wise choices and the enhancement of your interior.
SHOULD I HIRE A DECORATOR OR AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
The interior designer works on the internal structure of the building (non-load-bearing partitions). He will modify the location of rooms, and move partitions. If you need to review the entire distribution of your home as part of a complete renovation, the interior designer will certainly be the most appropriate. Some interior designers offer services that go as far as interior decoration.
The interior decorator will work on the interior of the rooms. She will guide you on the atmosphere, the choice of materials, colors, and furniture. She will offer you custom-made furniture. Even if in general it does not intervene in the structure of the building, it can be brought in its reflection on the volumes to propose modifications of space to you (opening of partitions for example). These modifications will have to be validated from a technical point of view by the construction company or a structural engineer in the case of a load-bearing wall or a partition in the old building, which may be semi-load-bearing. The services of an interior designer can go as far as modifying partitions.
HOW CAN A DECORATOR HELP YOU IN YOUR PROJECT?
A GREAT HELP FOR SORTING OUT YOUR IDEAS!
Filled with decorative inspirations: from Pinterest to magazines via Insta, ideas come to you from all sides and you have trouble sorting them out. You don’t have enough pieces to express your desires? It is well known that “to choose is to give up”! Your decorator is there to support you in this process and allow you to make the right decisions. It will help you to eliminate fanciful options or options that are unsuited to your constraints and will avoid association errors. This is most of the services of an interior decorator: adapting your desires to your home.
OVERCOME YOUR BARRIERS AND DARE!
“This midnight blue wall is beautiful, but will it fit in my house? Won’t that darken my room too much? “. In terms of decoration, it is difficult to take the plunge and dare. Your interior designer will reassure you in your choices. It will help you make the right decisions. A panoramic wallpaper, yes, but on which wall? Is my living room table not too big? How do I highlight this painting? So many questions that your decorator can answer, thus avoiding missteps and unfortunate purchases.
WISE ADVICE TO OPTIMIZE M².
The professional decorator will make the most of your space. He will highlight the volumes and find solutions adapted to your budget which will improve your comfort. It will allow you to have an overview of your interior with consistent choices over the rooms. You will be able to visualize your spaces thanks to 3D views, and sketches. This will help you to protect yourself, to put the whole thing into perspective, and fully realize the reality of the spaces. Even if you plan to do the work little by little, a decoration study will give you an overall vision of your interior.
FIND UNIQUE PIECES!
Rich in her experience, the decorator will surprise you with original and clever ideas. She will find for you “the piece” that will sublimate your interior. Perhaps grandma’s armchair will be the future centerpiece of your living room, once it has passed through the hands of your decorator’s upholsterer? A graphic made by an artist at the head of the bed for your teenager would be the icing on the cake? A majestic blown glass chandelier above your dining table…
A SERVICE THAT SAVES YOU TIME!
No need to go shopping, your decorator takes care of everything: samples, catalogs, 3D rendering, everything is done to make your life easier. The interior decorator accompanies you step by step throughout your project until the follow-up of the works. It will constitute for you all the elements necessary for the implementation of your project.
ON THE WAY TO MASTERING YOUR BUDGET!
Of course, using the services of an interior designer has a cost. Very often, it offers several services depending on the degree of support you want. You will therefore have a preliminary estimate for these services. She will ask you for the budget you wish to allocate to your project, and she will have to make proposals to you within this framework.
How to choose the right professional for you? It’s a question of feeling, a meeting, an agreement. Your decorator will come into your home and that involves some collaboration. It must understand you and understand your way of life. It must adapt to your style without ever imposing its own. She is a partner who will fully invest in your project.