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Classic Misconceptions people think about interior designers

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Misconceptions means these often became the reasons people would avoid and misunderstand interior designers as a profession. People often think interior designers are unapproachable and only for the wealthy. The illusive distance creates a barrier from people getting help in the area they need help and advice (not an easy thing to admit but we all could use a little extra help sometimes). But those misconceptions are just not true. Interior designers work with a wide range of clients with different budgets, tastes, and lifestyles.

In reality, interior designers are skilled professionals who can help you make your house or apartment look great. They're not just for the rich or famous. They're for anyone who wants to make their environment more enjoyable and comfortable! Here are some classic examples of misconceptions people think about interior designers.

Are these misconceptions of interior designers stopping you from getting the help in said profession?

X Interior designers just pick pretty colours and play with fabrics all day.

V Space planning is a vital part of interior design, we work closely with our clients and a good designer will know how to make a room functional and practical. We take into consideration the needs of the people who will be using the space, as well as the style of the home or public space. Colour psychology and material knowledge are important skills to create the right feel and function in every space.

Anyone can pick a colour, but does the colour give you the outcome for the room's purpose?

X Interiors and Stylists are basically the same.

V Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behaviour to create functional spaces. Stylist furnish or decorate a space with fashionable or beautiful objects. In short, interior designers may style, but stylists do not design.

I mean if they are the same so I can just pick the cheaper one right?

X Interior designers are all very expensive and unapproachable.

V We work with our clients to suit their budget and style. Whether if it's just a room or the whole house. Some designers even offer free initial consultation. Just like every other professions, we are only human and try to help people with our knowledge. Please don't feel intimidated to get the help that will save you time and expensive mistakes.

Getting an interior designer can help save you time, headaches and prevent unnecessary mistakes.

X Interior designers should be mind readers and know exactly what I like and want to achieve.

V I mean I try but, our collaboration works best if the clients also conduct their own research before meeting your designer. Understanding what your likes and dislikes can go a long way for designers to compost a beautiful concept that is tailored for you. Images always works better then verbal communication.

Just because I am paying a designer doesn't mean I should let them guess what I want.

Do you know GIA interior can offer you a complementary initial consultation? We understand big changes can be very exciting and daunting at the same time. My name is Chia Yun, Rachel, I am the founder of GIA interior, and in my birthday month (I am an August baby) I am offering free initial consultation for clients that are within metro Adelaide ( if you are outside the area please contact me so we could work something for you)

Looking forward to meet you! stay awesome!

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