What is an Interior Designer?

what is an interior designer
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If you are about to upgrade your interior scheme or have taken on a new home in need of some cosmetic attention, you may well be asking 'what is an interior designer?' 

It is a question often asked by those unsure of their own design skills or struggling to know how to translate their ideas into reality. While some people view an interior designer as an unnecessary additional cost when budgeting for their new interior scheme, it is important to realise just how much value a design professional could add to you home.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.