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7 reasons to take your Pinterest ideas to an interior designer

By Renae Kranz

Picture yourself at home, curled up on a comfy but slightly worn sofa. You’re hanging out on Pinterest, searching for ideas to change the look of your home. You stop scrolling and click your mouse. A beautiful image fills your screen. It’s perfect for your space and would be easy to pull off. Or so it seems.

Beware. The “Pinterest fail” lurks just around the corner.

You’ve probably seen the Pinterest fail websites that show before and after photos of all the hilarious ways these ideas go wrong. But when it comes to your home, a Pinterest fail can quickly become frustrating and expensive. And maybe just a little embarrassing.

Thankfully, there’s a solution to the Pinterest fail problem. Take your Pinterest ideas to an interior designer.

I know what you’re thinking: “I can’t afford an interior designer.” But you can. And that’s not the only reason to take your Pinterest ideas to a designer.

Let’s walk through the advantages of using an interior designer to help you bring those Pinterest ideas into reality.

1. Good ideas, bad results

Pinterest can give you good ideas to freshen up your style but executing those ideas in your own home can bring completely different results than shown on the Pinterest site, even bad results.

A buffet you see might not have the right lines or be in the proper proportion to work with the current furniture in your dining room. Or, a beautiful window treatment might be much harder to pull off than it appears.

And we’ve all seen the paint techniques others have tried and failed to make work. Sure, it’s funny when it happens to someone else. When it happens to you after wasting your precious time and money, it’s not so funny anymore.

2. Don’t waste your money

Pinterest can actually cause you to waste money if the cool new idea doesn’t work out. And no one likes to waste money.

Remember the window treatment idea I mentioned earlier? Maybe you purchased fabric, broke out the sewing machine, and started your new creation. Halfway through you realized you didn’t cut it quite right and you need a backing. Now you can’t use the fabric you bought because the panels won’t be long enough. Do you purchase new fabric? Or just scrap the idea all together?

See what I mean? This is only one example. What would happen if you had bought that buffet, had it delivered, and then realized it was way too big? And it was on clearance, so you can’t return it.

Money wasted is hard to swallow. But how does using an interior designer keep you from wasting money? Don’t they just help you spend more?

3. Complementary design help

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room now. How much will an interior designer cost you?

I have good news. Your Montgomery’s interior designer is complementary.

That’s right. You don’t pay a thing.

Whether you need us to come to your home, work with you strictly in the showroom, help you select a pair of lamps, or decorate your entire home, our interior design services are always free.

The best part of our complementary service is the goal of our interior designers is to get you what you want so you walk away happy. Happy and free? Now we’re talking

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4. Designers understand your needs

An interior designer’s job is to help you understand what you want and what works best in your home. Then they blend your wants and needs together to create something that truly reflects your style.

Your designer will start by asking you lots of questions about your needs, budget, and style. Many times, it will help them to see the space you’re working on. Seeing the space, measuring it, and taking photos helps them recommend the best pieces so you get what you want.

When all that is done, your designer can put together a plan to marry your wants and needs, creating a beautiful new space that says, “It looks like I spent a fortune, but I really just had help from a great designer.”

Can Pinterest do all that?

5. Designers are idea machines

Designers have access to many options to tailor ideas to your space. Depending on your budget and needs, they have other ideas at their fingertips to round out and complement the Pinterest idea you came across originally.

Let’s go back to the buffet idea. If you brought that buffet idea to your designer, they could make sure you get a buffet that works in your room and evokes the style that drew you to it from the start. They might also notice you need something on the wall above it to finish off the look.

You get a complete look in just two pieces. It works in your room, fits your budget, and makes you happy. Again I ask, can Pinterest do that?

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6. Solutions on the Fly

What happens when you run into a problem while you’re trying to make that Pinterest idea come to life? Well, most of the time, frustration builds, money runs out, and the project becomes a fail.

Designers can work on the fly when problems arise. They typically head off problems before they come up. That’s the interior designer’s job. They’ve seen it all and have the skills to know how to deal with any situation.

They take worry and trouble out of your hands rather than adding to your stress.

7. Designers have their secrets

Interior designers are experts when it comes to what’s available for the home. They have access to things you might not be able to get on your own—a secret stash of unique pieces only they can get for you.

Some manufacturers only offer their products through interior designers or furniture store showrooms. On top of that, a furniture store can’t possibly keep every available option on their showroom floor. Your interior designer knows these products and can get them for you, often customized for your specific space and taste.

Bring your vision to life

Pinterest can be a great tool to get interesting and fresh ideas. Executing them yourself is a challenge to say the least. Instead, get all the ideas you want. Then take them to your designer.

The expert interior designers here at Montgomery’s love to see your ideas and help you bring them to life, all within your budget.

Got an idea you want to share? Stop in to show it to us. You can also check out our Pinterest page which showcases our products in all our stores. Let’s see what new ideas we can create together.