No worries! You’re not alone.
Are you one of the many people who feel overwhelmed with the decorating process of your home? Over the years I have helped many clients design and decorate their homes. Some projects were large and some were “just moved in” projects. And do you want to know the number one thing every single one of them had in common? The feeling of being overwhelmed.
Decorating and designing your home, whether it’s one room or the whole house, can be an overwhelming thing to do on your own. There are so many things to consider and coordinate. Where do I buy things? Where do I hang wall art? Which patterns compliment each other? What color palette do I want to begin with? How do I arrange my furniture? And, although there are some exceptional design resources at our fingertips today, all the checklists in the world do not take away the feeling of being overwhelmed when doing it on your own. Having someone who is like a good friend to walk you through it can smooth the way through whole process!
You Don’t Know What You Can’t See
Redesigning the interior of a home or room looks so easy on The Learning Channel. I too watch with amazement at how everything seems to just miraculously fall into place! But I also know, that nothing miraculously falls into place, ever! There are many steps in between the photo shoots that you don’t see to make the project come together.
It would be fun to have one of the star-studded designers come into your home while you stand by and watch as their team disassembles and then reassembles the entire place while being filmed. But trust me, most people prefer to sit down with a professional and explore ideas of what is possible for their space, on their budget, and in their time frame.
Talking with a professional interior designer should not be a difficult task. It is our job to break down into step-by-step increments all that you wish to accomplish. And no two projects ever have the same details, so don’t feel discouraged to ask more about what you don’t understand or what you really want to happen. It is your home, your life and what you do inside of that space should fit you, your budget and your style.
What Actually Happens When You Meet With a Professional Interior Designer?
Many people are afraid to seek the expertise of a professional interior designer because they think it will be difficult to get the look they want, over budget, and time-consuming. After twenty years of designing interiors, I assure you that every project needs a plan, and that is where I begin.
Whether you have a large or small project, I begin by asking questions and listening to your design needs, budgetary concerns, and desires for your home. This is our chance to get to know one another and fully embrace who you are and what you are hoping to achieve in your project.
Once we have a general idea of your design goals I create a design concept plan and organize that plan and present options to you. Then the fun begins! We start by choosing color schemes, furniture layouts, and determining the products and styles that will fit with your plan. I continually help guide you through the decision making process. The greatest part about working with a professional interior designer too, is that we have so many resources to choose from that are not available elsewhere. This helps tremendously in getting the look you want for your home. And that is the part of the process that is like the TV shows; professional designers understand what you need and know exactly where to get what you want!
After working to put together products, materials and a layout that meet your needs, we begin to finalize your project. However, many times these ideas and suggestions spark a whole new plan or an idea you haven’t considered before, especially if you find something in the mix that is a must have! We can always make adjustments along the way, all you are doing is making the choices that are right for you and your home. I cannot stress how amazing this part of the process is for clients because they realize how much time and energy they have saved instead of struggling on their own. That is why projects can be completed with a set framework. It is not just “weekend shopping”, it is a professional designer’s full-time job to get your project done so you can really start living in your home!
Where Do I Begin To Plan My Project?
It’s as easy as 1,2,3! If you feel overwhelmed by all there is to accomplish in your home or if you just need some tips and guidance for your DIY project and would like the guidance of a professional and experienced designer to sit down and talk with you about your design goals, please reach out to me! Below is my contact information.
Brenda Weber~CH Interior Designs~10 N. Main St. Suite D~Waynesville, OH 45068 937-545-9171