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What's the difference between an interior decorator, interior designer and home stager?

While they may seem similar, interior decorators, interior designers and home stagers are quite different and serve different purposes dependent on the needs of your project.

Interior decorators plan spaces with furnishings and home décor elements. Interior decorators focus on the aesthetic and can help you choose the right color scheme, window treatments, floor coverings, furniture, light fixtures, cabinet hardware and more to help pull everything together.  Interior decorators can save you time from running store to store and money by ensuring the right measurements are taken and complimentary product selections are chosen the first time. While all good interior decorators require space planning skills and general knowledge of interior design, there are no standardized interior decorator education requirements.

Interior designers on the other hand typically need 2-4 years of education. Interior designers are able to create spaces from the ground up and are an excellent choice for remodeling projects. They work with contractors, architects, engineers, craftsmen and pull from their wide array of products to achieve your design goals. An interior designer can also assist in the tasks that an interior decorator would perform.

Home Stagers make a home that is up for sale look more appealing to potential buyers. Home stagers take the same skills of an interior decorator and apply it temporarily to a home to allow those potential buyers to envision themselves in the home. On average, staged homes sell for 17% more than non-staged homes.

No matter what professional you choose for your needs, you should independently research them by reading reviews, reviewing portfolios, and asking questions.

At Landry Designs, we are a collection of interior decorators, interior designers and home stagers to help make your project seamless and easy.  Contact us today to discuss your needs.

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