I have to be honest with you. Even though I make a living as an Interior Designer, I am still a DIY’er at heart. I always try to do things by myself before asking for help. I blame IKEA and my independent mother for that! I’ll try to paint a room and build a table before I decide I need to hire a handyman. It’s just my creative nature I guess.
This is the first thing you should do when deciding if you need an Interior Designer.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Does your home reflect your style and personality?
- Do you enjoy cooking in your kitchen?
- Do you enjoy hanging out in your living space?
- Does your bedroom feel like a retreat or a dorm room?
- Does your bathroom feel like a spa or a jailhouse stall?
I think you get the idea…right…?
Well if your space doesn’t feel genuinely you, then something’s gotta change. You can hire an Interior Designer or you can get all GirlBoss DIY Handyperson-like (I think I should trademark that before anyone else does) and figure this shit out.
E-Design is a great alternative for the DIY Design Decorista (See what I did there? Instead of Fashionista, I used Décor…) You hire an Interior Designer without the hefty price tag and you still get what you want, which is a room that is “so you” that you have to have a party just to introduce your friends and family to your new BFF (yes, I’m referring to the room, kinda sad but HEY!!, you’ll have a space that you absolutely love. Next Goal…Taking on the whole house.
Maybe E-Design isn’t for you. Perhaps you’re still the Organized DIY Design Decorista (mouthful) but you just need a bit of help putting it all together. That’s where organization, research and checklists come in to play. I use checklists all the time just to make sure that I’m staying on track with my budget, vendors, materials and deliveries.
Are you a DIY’er or would you prefer to hire an Interior Designer and have everything done for you?
Let me know in the comments below…