Are you fed up of looking at the same view and sitting in the same couch every single day for the past 2 months? Ready to refresh your home? Whether you are someone who doesn’t have a single decorator bone in your body or are extremely handy but just need a nudge in the right direction, a professional interior design consultant can help you create a harmonious look that makes you happy.
There are many reasons to hire an interior designer, but you may be wondering how you can get that help without getting them into your home.
wOrk with your Interior Design Consultant online
Also known as e-design, this service has been available since quite some time, but the pandemic has made it a need of the hour instead of a poor second cousin to the in-home consultation you have been used to.
Top 3 reasons to choose an interior design consultant.
1. Virtual Interior Design Reduces Time Constraints
a design project typically takes weeks to complete. From the initial meeting to discuss your project to creating a vision to re-assessing the vision to sourcing the products to ordering them to installing them and putting in the final touches, there is a lot of work that goes into making your dream a reality.
When you hire an interior design consultant, the project proceeds on a strict timeline and you need to often make yourself available for finish, furniture and furnishings selections.
With e-design, the designer provides you with the mood board and suggested selections, but thereafter, you can purchase them at your own pace.
2. Virtual Interior Design Saves you Time and Effort
With the innumerable online and offline options, shopping for products becomes a time consuming endeavor and you are often distracted by other activities.
You may be looking for a floor lamp for your living room and you see an ad for a cute handbag. Ooh, you really do need a new handbag. Hmmm…maybe summer sandals to go with it. And you had also been thinking about a tote bag for summer picnics you’ve got planned. But let’s get the opinion of the fashionistas on the Facebook group you frequent…and there goes the floor lamp – all forgotten in the ever changing online scene.
Hiring a virtual interior design consultant allows you to search for your handbag, while they search the ideal floor lamp for your living room. Now you have the entire list of items as well as the source where you can find them whenever you are ready to place the order.
3. Virtual Interior Design is An affordable alternative
There are two different components that make this an extremely affordable alternative for you. The design fees for a professional to come to your home and oversee every detail of the project will certainly be higher than the professional working remotely and consulting with you without having to put in the extra hours that a full service involves.
Furthermore, you are privy to the special rates and discounts that the interior designer sources from her trade-only accounts. This adds on the savings for you.
As technology continues to improve and work from home becomes the new normal, e-design services will continue to gain favor. While in the past, the interior designer’s vision could only be seen in the end result, today 3D renderings and online retailers’ “View in My Room” software offer clients a preview into the designer’s vision.
Virtual Interior Design Services are here to stay
If you enjoyed this article and would like to know more, contact me and I would be happy to tell you all about e-design services, how they work, best options available online, the list goes on.
Richa Sinha is a professional interior designer and owner of LushBerry Interiors. She likes to find environment friendly options to create homes that are happy and healthy. Richa believes in educating other moms on all things design so they can make informed decisions. Find out more about her e-design services at www.thisdecormom.com/e-design.html. In an alternate life, she would be a famous Bollywood dancer!