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Interior Design Myths

When it comes to interior design, especially painting, there are some universal truths that are, well, not truths at all. With so much information out there, it is hard to separate fact from fiction.

Not to worry, we are here to dispel some of the common myths and misconceptions about interior design and painting.

Interior Designers Cost A Lot

We have been painting homes for years, both inside and out, and that experience helps to keep our costs down, as it does with many businesses. You will also find that there is an interior design budget that can fit your life.

The best part about an interior designer is that it often costs less in the long run. Have you ever had a wall painted for the color to look just not right? An interior designer will solve that problem before it becomes one.

Interior Design Is Something That I Can Do Myself

You might have an eye for color and accessorizing, but that does not mean you can achieve the same results as a professional interior designer. Professionals become professionals through years of experience, and there are certain things that you can only learn about on the job. Choosing the right paint colors to pair together might be easy, but envisioning the final product takes a little more than that.

You Don’t Need An Interior Designer For Painting

Many people believe interior design is all about swatches of fabric or placing furniture in a room, but it is about more than that, and it encompasses everything, from the paint on the walls to the choice of flooring.

When it comes to painting, this is especially important. In the design phase, our experts can guide you through why certain colors will work on certain walls and how to paint to increase the space or make it cozier. Painting is something that many have tried their hand at, but that does not mean they are getting the best out of the finished product.

Interior Designers Do Not Share My Taste

Interior design is not about the designer having the final say. It is about the client and designer working together to find the best option for the space. In actual fact, you are the one who gets the final say. You are paying for the work, after all. The job of an interior designer is to find a solution that works for you and the space. 

If we take paint as an example, an interior designer can recommend the color scheme, and then you can work with them to iron out the finer details like the shade and finish.

I Don’t Need An Interior Designer

Just because your home is small or you are only having the interior repainted the same color as before, that does not mean that you cannot benefit from an interior designer, and it can be as simple as a quick consultation on color choice.

Even the smallest spaces can benefit from a trained eye. And, if we are repainting a space the same color, a change of shade can really make a difference.

It’s All For Show, Right?

Interior design is not about creating a space that is so pretty that you feel that you can’t comfortably live in it. It is about creating a beautiful space that is functional too. If you want to convert a room into a library, then let’s talk about the colors that create a calming feeling when you are in there.

Sure, interior designers want a space to look great, but they want you to be able to live there too, or what’s the point?

Small Rooms Mean Only Light Colors

It is true that a lighter color can open up a room and make it feel more spacious, but interior designers only focus on this if that is the end goal for the room. If you have a room that is too small, then you can talk to an interior designer about painting with pastel or bright colors, but that does not mean that you have to.

If you want the room to feel cozy, or you are not going to use the room very often, then you can paint it in any color that you want, and your interior designer will work with you to choose the perfect color.

You To Paint Rooms White

This is a common misconception, especially when it comes time to sell your house. Everyone always talks about painting walls white to create a natural finish for whoever is buying the house, or even for you to just live in.

But, why paint it white when you can create the best look possible. Hiring an interior designer to advise on paint colors is going to create an interior that will increase the value of your home and help it to sell quicker. White can work, but it is not always the best choice.

Interior Design Is Only For The Interior

With years of painting house interiors and exteriors, we know that it is just as important to use the right colors outside as it is inside. The exterior gives the first impression, and you want to create the best impression possible.

Not only is ‘exterior design’ a great investment to increase the value of your property, but it is also going to create a space that you are going to enjoy more during the warmer months.

There you have it.

These are the top interior design myths. If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to check out the rest of our blog here. We talk about all things painting from cabinets, interior design, stucco, and exterior painting.