Now, interior design help is only a click away
For many homeowners, hiring an interior designer can be a daunting task, from finding someone who understands your style, to finding one who’ll work within your time frame and budget. Today, though, almost anything can be gotten on the internet, including interior design and decorating through today’s e-designers. Best of all, with the introduction of e-Design, hiring a designer or decorator can now be accomplished with the click of a mouse and more affordably.
The old adage that you can’t see the forest for the trees is often true in home design. It’s not always easy to pull together a cohesive decorating plan for our own homes. That’s what makes working with an e-designer so convenient. Interior designers can now be hired to work virtually and help you with everything from purchasing furniture, developing a design board for you to follow, or even calling you when it’s time to install the drapes.
For homeowners who have an idea of what they want, working with an e-designer can be a snap. Online retailer Wayfair .com now offers e-designer services that range from helping you select a new sofa and rug ($29) to helping you create a design, shopping list and online communication ($79) to assisting you all the way from concept, an hour of telephone consulting, unlimited messaging and a 3-D room design, shopping list and inspiration board ($149). Once you’ve selected the service you want, you’ll see a variety of designers to select from and you can peruse their past projects and read details about them.
Online decorating source Decorilla.com also has a listing of e-designers who can help you create a new look for your home. They quote prices that range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on size and complexity. The designers listed will help you pull a concept board together, source your project materials and items, and create a floor plan as part of their offerings. The website has a variety of designers and services to choose from that start when you take their design questionnaire. Once completed, you state your budget, add photos of the space you want to decorate and their cadre of designers will create a style board for you and make a proposal for your job. It’s a great way to get a variety of ideas — and all within your budget.
Have a simple question to ask? If you need to know what color to paint your bedroom or what style of headboard would look best, submit your question to e-designer Pfunerdesign.com and for $175 you’ll get your question answered. If you need something more in-depth, they can help you with that too. A quick search online for e-designers will provide you with plenty of options and price ranges to match.