One of the most common questions we get asked about is “Why would I choose an online interior decorating service over a traditional one?” While there are a few compelling reasons to choose an online service to help you with your interior decorating needs, the number one reason is sure to please you. First, let’s look at some of the other reasons why online interior decorating has become a recent trend.
Reason # 3 – It Saves Time
You know as well as we do, how valuable time has become. In some cases, people believe that time is even more valuable than money. Orangetree Interiors couldn’t agree more. That’s why we started this online interior decorating business. As you can imagine, meetings between interior decorators and clients can take up quite a bit of time. There’s the scheduling and coordinating of meetings. Then there’s the initial 1-2 hour consultation visit. Next, there are the follow-up visits to discuss colour, furniture and décor selection, etc. Lastly, the final visit involves putting the design together and revealing it to the client. As you can imagine, the hours and travel time can accumulate quickly. With online interior decorating the process is much faster. All consultations and discussions are done over the phone, email or via a virtual design center which helps to make the process more efficient. There are fewer schedules to coordinate, no drive time to account for and no traffic to worry about. The result - less time investment for your interior design project.
Reason # 2 - It’s Convenient
As mentioned, scheduling and attending appointments can be time consuming and inconvenient; that’s why hiring an online interior decorator is so perfect. Project details and updates are submitted online at the convenience of the client and decorator. Discussions occur over the phone, email or via a virtual showroom that allows sharing of all the visual aspects of the project. There’s no need to scurry home from work, no need to scramble to clean your house before a decorator arrives, no need to find care for children or pets. With online interior decorating, you can do everything from the comfort of your own home, office, backyard, coffee shop or wherever else you have access to a computer or smartphone. Heck, you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas if you don’t want to. It’s truly meant to serve as a convenient way to achieve your interior decorating goals.
Reason # 1 – It Costs Less
So what’s the going rate for interior decorators these days? In Canada, you’re looking at spending $150 to $250 per hour to get professional design advice from a traditional interior decorating service. The cost can creep up on you faster than a concolor puma if you’re not paying attention. With an online interior decorating service like the one offered by Orangetree Interiors, you pay a flat rate. No surprises, no escalating fees – just one price that you decide upon at the beginning of the project. And, because we don’t have to meet you for appointments, we’re able to provide the same level of service and design, but for a lesser price because the time we charge for is specifically design time - not design + appointment time + travel time.
Online interior decorating is a welcome trend inviting more people to enjoy their homes. By providing a service that is time efficient, convenient and cost-effective, we can reach people with busy or unusual schedules or smaller decorating budgets, as well as people all across the country or in remote areas because we’re not limited to a physical location.
Online interior decorating serves busy people that desire home design that is a beautiful and affordable. To learn more about how we can help you create your dream home, check out our services. Or, if you’re really amped up, start a project. We promise to deliver a design you’ll love.
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I wish you the best of luck in reaching your interior design goals. Hope to hear from you soon!
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