Your Interior Design Plan for the Holidays
Holiday entertaining is just around the corner, so if you want to celebrate in a cozy new space, start your interior design plan now. Of course, major remodels are out at this late date, but you still have time to redecorate. Christmas is 14 weeks away and Hanukkah only 11 short weeks. I know that seems like a lot of time, but not from a designer's perspective. Here are some typical lead times for items you may be considering.
Custom window fashions (drapes, valances, cornices, bedding) 4-6 weeks
Shades and Blinds 2-4 weeks
Shutters 6-8 weeks
Furniture 10-12 weeks
Painters/installers 2-3 weeks
Feeling like it's just too much? - the decorating, the shopping the cooking! You don't have to do it all. Hiring an expert can save you time, money and stress. Find some shortcuts for the cooking...channel your inner "Semi Homemade Sandra Lee".
Hire a personal shopper - most of the major department stores like Nordstrom, Bloomies and Macy's have staff that can help. And check out this company for help with holiday decorating.
Or course, if you need help with your décor, consider hiring an expert. Here are a few reasons why:
They can help you save money by avoiding costly mistakes. What happens if that custom sofa is too big to go through the front door?
Designers have access to multiple resources saving you hours of research time freeing you up to do more of the things you like to do.
Experts complete hundreds, if not thousands of hours of design classes - they can help you assess your space and create an interior design plan of action that will keep you on budget. You don't want to be installing cabinets only to find out the floor should have gone in first.
A designer offers a second set of eyes...ones that are trained to see and notice things that you may not.
If you have the inclination to DIY, consider signing up for Houzz.
It's a great design resource where you create an "ideabook" and store all those fabulous pictures you find on the internet. You can browse through thousands of beautifully photographed spaces, read articles on designing, and find pros in your area. They even offer on-line shopping.
Whether you go the DIY route or decide to hire a professional, enjoy your design journey, but get started now so you can enjoy your lovely new space for the holidays. Scheduling a consultation is easy