Perception is everything and it changes everything, even your idea of space, time, reason, reputation, value, and the like. As trained professionals, interior designers should know how to manipulate the environment to play on various perceptions to the advantage of the owners. Herein lies some of the major aspects in home design for which more home owners find the need for professional help:
1. Identity in design
A home is not just a roof over your head. Whether you like it or not, it is a reflection of your personality, values, interests, etc. Are you a more laid back, gregarious, party-goer, spiritual, artsy or sporty? Trust an experienced professional to touch base with who you are and come up with a visually appealing, cohesive, and consistent expression of your needs and tastes.
2. Color psychology
Interior designers are experts not just in combining colors, but also how they affect moods and the look and feel of various nooks and crannies of your living space. The simple choice of color may actually affect you or your visitor, even if you don’t know it.
3. Perceptions of size
A studio unit need not be cramped and small, at least perception-wise. A real pro can make your small space seem bigger than what it really is, making it more homey, more relaxing, and more liveable.
4. Functional space
Dead and useless corners? And where will you put your bulky ironing board or your study table? How best do you design space for better interaction among visitors? Count on an experienced interior designer to make sense of all of these and find a space for everything.
5. Value for your investment
For the value conscious interested in rental income or resale value, interior designers are a must have, especially because perception of value is very visual. No explanation needed. A well designed interior space will fetch far more than a sloppily furnished den.
Condobox is a professional interior design company which is a partner of FilAsia Realty.
Invictus “Tuts” Paradela is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of FilAsia Realty, a realty firm committed to helping buyers get the most out of their residential and commercial deals and purchases. FilAsia Realty is now also offering Property Management services to help owners market their unit and provide options for those looking to rent. You may contact him through firstname.lastname@example.org.