Welcome to our FAQ section where we try to answer the redecoration questions that run through your mind at this very moment. It can be scary to take on such a project which is why we’ll start with the advantages and prices of an interior designer. We want to give you a way out because once you make a commitment to complete a redecoration project on your own, you have to see it through, no matter how expensive or time consuming it proves to be.
Why hire an interior designer?
Interior designers have experience and good taste. They get the job done faster and with more efficiency. You sit back and relax while the redecoration is taken care of by someone else.
How much does an interior designer cost?
The average interior designer charges between £50 and £150 per hour. Others prefer a percentage of the entire cost of the project.
Why do the redecoration yourself?
There are two main reasons: you don’t pay a designer and you have absolute control over the choices you make. This is great for people with free time, the ability to commit to a project and a good eye for interior designs.
What does a home redecoration project entail?
Home redecoration is a broad term that refers to making your house look nicer so that you feel comfortable and happy about living in it. Home redecoration refers to one or more of the following: painting the exterior of the house, painting the walls and ceilings, redoing the floors and changing the furniture.
How much money do I need?
A full home redecoration project costs tens of thousands of pounds (£2000 for a 3-bedroom interior paint job, £7,000 per room for furniture).
How much time does it take?
It depends on what you want to change. If all you want is to get rid of old furniture and buy new pieces, it can be done in as little as a few days: one day to dispose of old furniture, one day to bring home the new furniture, and one more day to assemble it around the house. On the other hand, if you want to paint the interior walls and redo the floors, you are looking at a few weeks of work.
What should I do first?
You start by picturing the perfect room and setting up a realistic budget. Then, it’s your job to make the dream come true with the amount of money available. Your design might have to change accordingly, so don’t get stuck on specifics. It’s ideal to have a general theme in mind so that you can tweak specific elements to match the budget.
What are the most common interior design styles?
You can choose from the following styles: bohemian, mid-century modern, industrial, Scandinavian, farmhouse, minimalist, traditional etc.
What color should I paint the walls?
Bare concrete/brick walls for industrial style rooms, light shades to create the illusion of space, neutrals for Scandinavian and modern style houses, and vivid colors for Bohemian homes.
How do I make a room look bigger?
For that to happen you have to throw out some furniture, use vertical space for storage, add big windows and mirrors, and paint the walls in light hues.