If you’re someone who is hoping to start the new year with a new outlook on your life and your lifestyle, it is probably fair to say that you will be looking to decorate your home, and in particular your bedroom to reflect changes that you have made. Perhaps you want to get rid of some psychological drama, maybe you’ve got a new partner in your life and you want to make the room more compatible with both your tastes, whatever it may be, you want a change and with change comes decorating.
Now, it’s not everyone who has the budget or even the will to employ a professional interior design consultant. Although if you do have the money to do this then we would certainly recommend even an initial consultation, as the professionals can give you interior design ideas that you may not even remotely have a chance of happening across yourself or from any online resource that you may have found.
Interior design firms or interior designers have the contacts in the home furnishings and decorating industry and if they are a local interior design firm, then it is most likely that they will have the contacts and know where to get the best discounts and prices on items you are most likely to buy. It is also true that they will know how to achieve the look you want on the budget that you have, suggesting alternative styles or suppliers who may be able to give you the Prada look on Walmart budget.
It is for these reasons that they are able to charge what they charge, you are paying for their interior design skills and their knowledge of a specialised market of which you may know very little. That said, there is another way you can tap into their expertise without hiring them directly.
To do this, you need to visit their websites. Do a search for local interior designers in your area and see who has what. Look at their portfolio’s and see who seems to be able to put together a design style that you may like. When you’ve finished looking at a variety of interior designer websites, and have picked out the designers who you think are best suited to your intended style, do another online search for interior design magazines, both online and offline ones, but this time add the name of the interior design firm or interior designer you have chosen and see whether they have written any articles, created case studies or had any of their projects published in the glossy interior design magazines that are around.
This is particularly useful if the magazine has published photographs of their work. It is entirely possible that the magazine will have gone to great lengths to include names of furniture designers, fabric designers or suppliers etc as they may have received extra advertising revenue from those people in relation to the main story that has been printed.
Do your research properly and you can end up with a whole plethora of interior design ideas that can help you to put together a design scheme for your bedroom, or indeed any other room in your house.
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