We often visit somebody’s home and return thinking, “Wow! That was a beautiful home!” How is it different from your own house? Is it the interiors?
Two apartments in the same building may look poles apart from the inside – the structure remains the same, but people choose different looks for their homes. Your home is an extension of your personality and how you keep your home is a reflection of your likes, tastes, and preferences.
If you have bought a new house or are thinking of renovating your existing home, you should look at different ideas for different parts of your home. Give a deep thought to how you would like each room – kitchen, bedrooms, drawing room, and patio to look like. What facilities would you like each room to have? For example, do you want an exhaust for the kitchen? How big a dining table do you need? What are the equipment you want to accommodate? Have you thought of letting professionals handle things for you?
Interior decorators are experts in making up homes – they know how to maximize the utilization of space and still make your home look chic! They could also help you design your homes according to ‘Vaastu’ or ‘Feng Shui’. Interior designers can help you understand your choice of colors, furniture fabrics, furniture styles, wall treatments, lighting, flooring, and more.
You can find an interior designer from the Internet. If you like the interior décor of somebody’s home, you could even ask him/her about the details of their designer. Interior designers often put up their exhibits in trade fairs or shows. You may also be able to locate one from your telephone directory. It would be advisable to see some work of the persons before finalizing the deal. You have to be able to relate to the thought process and vision of your designer before letting him/her work on your home!
Taking professional help need not be very costly! Interior decorators mostly work on a commission based on the area of the apartment. Some charge a percentage of the cost of raw materials used. Most Interior decorators should be able to accommodate your budget constraints.
Did you design your home by yourself or did you use professional advice? Whom did you contact? What was the outcome? Are you happy with the look of your home? How much would you or have you paid for an interior designer?