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Amazing Tips On Picking A Designer to Help Refresh Your Living Room

Is your living room a mess? You may need quick furniture-arranging tips or a complete overhaul.


Your living room can be formal or informal, and it will likely take up some of the most valuable real estate in your home. It should reflect your personal style.

This project is for you if you are unhappy with your living space or frustrated by the layout.

A little help from a professional can help you get your living space to live up its potential.

Who to Hire: An Interior Designer or Decorator can assist you in completing your project from start to finish, or provide a plan for you to carry out on your own. We will be looking at the various options available, including design consultations, design plans and full-service design.

Design consultation A design consult is exactly what it sounds like: a visit to your home with an interior designer to talk about your living space and provide feedback and suggestions. You and your interior designer will agree on a time frame during your first phone conversation.

These usually take between two and three hours. Designers are open to giving more time if needed. You can use this as a standalone service or it can be used to help you determine if you are able to work well together before starting a project.

Design plan - If you need more guidance but are comfortable shopping and moving furniture yourself, a design plan is a good compromise between a consultation or a full-service design.

The details of what you get will depend on what you have agreed to with your designer. A typical living room design plan includes a board that lists the items the designer recommends for purchase, a color palette, and a floor plan showing how it is all put together.

Full service design If you need an interior designer to manage your living room from start to finish, then full-service design might be the right choice. Full-service design allows your decorator or interior designer to take care of almost everything. This includes creating a vision for your space and finding furniture.

Average Project Length

Interior designers will tell you there is no "typical" time for designing work. It all depends on the timeframe of the customer.

You, the client, can speed things up by being more decisive and allowing your interior designer to do their job. Many interior designers recommend that a single room be completed within several months to allow for long lead times for some furniture companies.

Five Quick Tips to Refresh Your Living Room

1. List the top three problems in your room. Does the furniture arrangement work? Do you think the color scheme needs to be changed? What's the problem?

2. Return. You can see your living space in a new light if you get rid of clutter and excess.

3. Take photographs of your space. This will give you psychological distance and allow you to see what you need to change.

4. Get some design tools. Draw a floor plan on paper or online, make an idea book or cut and paste a board. It can be very helpful to see all your ideas at once.

5. Get your living room remodeled by focusing on textiles.

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