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There are plenty of projects around your house that you'd rather leave up to the professionals. When it comes to installing a new roof, fixing your heater and mending that broken dishwasher, you're more than happy to hand over the reins to someone who's built a career out of home repairs.

In terms of interior decorating, however, many people choose to go the process alone instead of enlisting the help of a professional designer. But while you may be the only person who really knows your style, turning your decorating dreams into reality is easier said than done. If you're thinking about redecorating or decorating your home for the first time, here are four reasons you should contact an interior decorator.

1. It saves you money
You may be thinking of DIY-ing it to save money, but decorating by yourself is often a more expensive process. While you think you're saving on the cost of a personal decorator, you're also more likely to invest in pieces that don't work, and replacement costs can be steep. Additionally, designers often have access to high-quality products at lower prices than you'd be able to find on your own. Their insider knowledge is sure to save you a significant chunk of cash. Working with a professional can be especially lucrative if you're redecorating your home to put it on the market – buyers can be totally swayed by room setups and decor.

2. They'll help you break out of your comfort zone
Have you ever set out to freshen up your wardrobe, only to realize your new purchases greatly resemble what's already hanging in your closet? The same thing can happen when you're trying to spice up your home decor. It's hard to step outside your comfort zone and try something new without a second set of eyes, which is where interior decorators come in extremely handy. They're there to help you achieve the home of your dreams, so they'll listen to what you want and make suggestions accordingly while also exposing you to pieces and design trends that are new and exciting.

Conversely, you might try to take a step outside your comfort zone and end up taking a leap. And while it's good to venture away from the familiar, you don't want to find yourself with a rainbow-colored living room when you've never really experimented with color. Decorators can help you rein it in and choose objects that are fun without making your space look too crazy in the end. They have an eye for detail, so they can be invaluable when you're trying to strike a nice balance and can help you add unique and personalized accents that will elevate your home's style.

An interior decorator can lead you out of your comfort zone and into something great. An interior decorator can lead you out of your comfort zone and into something great.

3. They'll help organize the many moving pieces
Redecorating requires a team of professionals, and without a designer you're on your own when it comes to finding people for tasks like hanging your window treatments and painting your walls. Decorators have reliable connections they've worked with in the past who they turn to whenever their clients need special projects done.

4. They can keep you on schedule and on budget
Decorating your home can be an overwhelming process, especially if you're attempting to refinish multiple rooms at once. While going it alone can result in plenty of semi-finished projects, doing it with a decorator means that everything will be completed on schedule. They'll help you create a general timeline so you have an end date in mind.

Interior decorators will also help you stay within your budget because they have a keen sense of what everything costs and where to find it.. Without a professional's help, it's easy to break the bank after a few major purchases. With their knowledge of the market, however, you can feel confident you're going to finish adorning your home within a reasonable budget.

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