Toss aside the idea that interior decorators are only for the rich. Hiring a professional interior decorator to help you select paint colors, accessories, furniture placement, and window and floor designs is something anyone should consider. Decorators truly serve a purpose for everyone.

In fact, I can prove to you that working with a professional decorator can save you a great deal of time and money, not to mention the headaches and stress that go along with making difficult selections and choices.

It has been my experience that clients save money and avoid making mistakes they cannot afford to correct.

I know it sounds strange to hear that hiring a decorator would save you money, but it can.

A well planned out home will increase the value of your home without spending additional money.

An interior decorator can give you a professional assessment of your individual situation, and that can lead to a solid plan of action.

The order of things in a design plan is key in determining what can be repurposed or should be edited. This will help your decorating budget by spending it more efficiently.

A designer or decorator is trained to see and notice things that you might not. A designer can keep you on budget. We know where to go for resources for everything.

There are resources available to decorators and designers that are not available to the general public in terms of connections, resources and craftsman.

We work with the tradesmen in our industry and know who is the best priced, most dependable, including contractors, plumbers, electricians, painters, wallpaper hangers, faux and mural painters in this area.

It’s in the details that a home is pulled together. Decorators can give you that “wow” factor you’ve been looking for. We are experienced in thinking outside the box and can see an overall picture that the client often cannot.

A decorator can add a great deal to the aesthetics of your home, which ultimately increases the value.

Your home is a visual story. A good interior decorator is able to help you write the story. It’s an art and a skill that can and will enhance the space you spend so much time in.

Hiring a pro raises the level of your experience and makes your house a home. After all, you hire a real estate expert to help you buy or sell your home.

Why not hire an interior decorator to enhance the property on the way in and on the way out as well?

Diamond Riegel is an interior design consultant and owner of Designs by Diamond, Bluffton. diamondbydesign@aol.com or www.riegeldesign.com