An interior design professional will work closely with you to ensure that the space reflects your vision, style and personality. Discover some of the many reasons to hire an interior designer...


The Importance of Professional Interior Design

Professional input from an interior designer is integral to realising the full potential of a space, yet many view this as an extravagance that only the wealthy can afford. However, a multitude of reasons to hire an interior designer warrant the costs involved, and contrary to popular belief, you might well end up saving money overall.

We have compiled this list of the most important reasons to hire an interior designer to demonstrate just how beneficial this kind of assistance can be.

 N.B. All the points listed here work under the assumption that you choose a professional interior designer as opposed to an unqualified amateur who claims to have ‘done up’ a few homes. Always be sure to choose a reputable designer with accreditation from the British Institute of Interior Design.


Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer


  1. Save time

Would you rather spend your weekends and evenings trudging around homeware stores or enjoying time with family and friends? It’s easy to waste time buying paints, floor tiles and furniture, only to arrive home and realise that they are not quite right. An interior designer will discuss your ideas with you in detail before bringing samples, images and pieces that complement the scheme, so you can spend more of your time doing what you enjoy.

  1. Save effort

It’s not only the selection of materials and resources that takes a substantial amount of effort. Researching and selecting tradesmen is an undertaking in itself, and no matter how much work you put into it, you may not know whether you have made the right choice until it’s too late. An interior designer can do all the hard work for you, helping you manage the project from the planning stage through to the finishing touches.

  1. Save money

Of all the reasons to hire an interior designer, this is one of the most crucial. Being able to tell high quality, correctly valued items from inferior, overpriced ones can be a challenge for even the most design-conscious of homeowners. An interior designer will use their knowledge and experience to choose decorative elements that complement the scheme and stand the test of time.

  1. Stay on budget

A good interior designer will discuss your budget with you and assess the work and resources required before they begin in order to make sure the project is feasible. This saves you from the heartbreaking realisation that your budget has run out halfway through the project.

  1. Realise the full potential of the space

This is one of the most fundamental reasons to hire an interior designer. They will be able to help you determine the optimum layout of the space, ensuring that it functions to its full potential – practically and aesthetically – and is in keeping with the rest of your home.

  1. Express your personality

A professional will listen carefully to your ideas and use their expertise to come up with a scheme that reflects your unique personality and style. Because they are trained to have an insider’s understanding of scale, proportion, colour, texture, size and so on, they will be able to provide you with bespoke solutions, tailoring the space to you rather than pulling ideas out of a catalogue.

  1. Get a fresh perspective

At the same time, your designer should be able to give you unique ideas that you might not have considered otherwise, and gently point you in the right direction if any of your initial suggestions are likely to inhibit the coherence of the finished space. This means that the end result is likely to exceed your expectations rather than meeting or falling short of them.

  1. Increase your home’s value

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, having the right layout, colours, furniture and so on can make a real difference to its perceived value. You might well end up making back the money that you put into it.

  1. Enjoy insiders’ benefits

Interior designers usually have good relationships with reliable tradesmen, craftspeople and specialist designers. They should know instinctively who are the right people for the job, and are often able to get discounted rates, with the savings passed down to you. In addition, they often have access to decorative materials, furniture and accessories at trade prices.

  1. Be happier in your own home

Ultimately, the designer’s ability to take a creative approach to your project means that you’ll end up with a space with which you’re much happier and more satisfied, in turn improving your sense of wellbeing. This is perhaps the most important reason to hire an interior designer – you deserve it!


The many reasons to hire an interior designer certainly outweigh the costs. If you would like to enjoy the benefits of luxury interior design, William Woods Interior Design will be delighted to help. Using our trusted team of designers and craftspeople, we provide a bespoke service covering every aspect of interior design, from concept to completion. We were recently voted as one of Britain’s top 20 interior designers in the Telegraph, and are accredited by the British Institute of Interior Design.

Call us on 01423 530111 or browse our website for further information.