When you are in the trenches of turning your house into your dream home, an interior designer can be a saving grace. From space planning to finishing selections, having the expertise of a design professional makes the process of transforming your home much smoother than when you go at it alone. There are many reasons for this, but it can be summed up in two words: expertise and access. Let’s discuss how working with an interior designer to select furniture can get you better quality pieces that exceed your expectations.
Specific Expertise Ensures Expectations Are Met
How often have you purchased a dining room set or sofa? For most homeowners, individual pieces of furniture are only bought a handful of times. This means that there is a distinct gap between your experience as a buyer and the experience of the sales rep at the furniture store. The gap is made even larger by the increased popularity of online furniture and design retailers.
It’s very easy to feel lost and overwhelmed when you’re looking for the perfect pieces of furniture to transform your home. How do you know what indicates high-quality? How can you ensure you’re getting the best quality for the price? How do you make the right choice?
An interior designer can not only help you identify the signs of poorly made furniture but also help you select furniture with quality that meets your personal needs. For example, if you have back trouble, you’re much more inclined to look for specific features in an arm chair or a sofa, while a homeowner who does a lot of cooking and hosting will have specific expectations of a dining table or kitchen island.
The benefits of working with an interior designer when purchasing furniture helps ensure that you get exactly what you need from the pieces you select.
Find Furniture That Perfectly Suits Your Space
In addition to expertise in the craftsmanship and design of furniture, as well as how that impacts usage, interior designers are experts in space planning. Aligning the size of furniture pieces to a floor plan can be challenging, especially if that’s not something you do on a regular basis. Many times over, homeowners will select pieces they love off a large and spacious retail store only to get them home and realize they are much too large or too small to suit the needs of the specific space.
Buying furniture on your own often turns into a long and cumbersome trial and error process – no matter how many times you break out the measuring tape. There are many elements that play into how the size of a piece of furniture feels in a space – from color to fabric to design. Working with an interior designer to purchase furniture ensures that none of these elements go overlooked.
Gain Access To Unique, Standout Pieces
Arguably, one of the biggest benefits of working with an interior designer is the access they afford homeowners. Successful interior designers have facilitated high-quality relationships with professionals in a variety of trades, including furniture craftsmen and sales representatives. This ensures that homeowners can get unfettered access to their dream pieces, instead of having to select the best available from the retail store.
Get The Right Furniture The First Time With An Interior Designer
When you’re designing your dream home, furniture plays a key role in bringing your vision to life. Access to unique pieces that stand out from the traditional furniture that occupies the homes of your neighbors is something you can only gain by working with an interior designer who has connections in the industry. If you want to transform your residential interiors, selecting furniture with the creative and studied eye of an interior designer is the perfect place to start.
Avoid Expensive Mistakes
With the help of an experienced interior designer, you can get your furniture right the first time. We can’t tell you how often we work with clients who absolutely loved a piece from their favorite retailer only to hate it 6 months or a year later because it didn’t hold its shape or the fabric wore much faster than they anticipated. Buying one piece of quality furniture is an investment; furnishing your whole home even more so. We help you avoid the expensive mistakes you don’t have the experience to even know you’re making! Whether it is ensuring a beautiful sofa matches the custom wallpaper you just installed or finding a piece that can withstand the regular usage of a dining set, we can help you make the right decision before you’re thousands of dollars deep in furniture you don’t actually love. With an interior designer, you know you’re making the right choice before a single purchase is made.
If you’re ready to transform your house into your dream home, contact Spark Interiors today to learn more about partnering with an interior designer for furniture planning and procurement.