Question:

How to be a house decorator?

4 August, 2021 Larry Antes 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: NATHAN WRONA
    17 August, 2021

    House Decorators know that the key to interior design is contrast. When you design spaces, your goal is to make one side of a room (typically the open side) completely different from the other so that people notice it.
    Examples cited include comparing a bright pink living room with muted yellow walls and plaid furniture on one side to a Victorian era family scene painted in dark hues on an interior wall across from it; installing fussy modern lighting fixtures near heavy wrought iron chandeliers amid period antiques, or alternating antique consoles between neoclassical marble fireplaces and rough stone mantlepieces.

  • AUTHOR: RONALD DAMRON
    17 August, 2021

    I'd recommend booking a basic interior design course. It should cover all the basics in decorating, style and color palette trends (country, boho chic etc.), wallpapering up to dado height, flooring options (vinyls, carpet etc), trimming wood/carpet edges with tape or edging strip etc. Art courses might be good supplimentary learning if interest is shown. In the meantime I would adopt careful browsing of blogs like Houzz for inspiration on what you like!

  • AUTHOR: TYISHA MOTE
    17 August, 2021

    House decorators should have the knowledge of design, layout, and color to purchase furniture or select fabric for a project. They may also provide clients with suggestions on which colors would work well together in an interior space.
    A house decorator needs to be able to plan and execute their ideas effectively so that a client has no idea how houses are actually designed, as opposed to created. Designing is one matter; but executing that design into physical form is equally important. It's interesting how few people realize this truth!

  • AUTHOR: KEITH GRISBY
    17 August, 2021

    Be passionate about interior design. Seek out new styles and trends. Find a mentor in the field who can show you around the business and teach you how to succeed as a house decorator. Start by learning how to pick colors, styles, and themes for an installation by researching magazines, and visiting exhibitions of past work online or in person to explore trends popular with today's homeowners. Call your state-based department of licensing office to see if you need a license or training before starting this line of work; however some states may not require any formal licensorships before going into this profession.

  • AUTHOR: RANDY ANTES
    17 August, 2021

    The first step is to find out the types of houses you want to decorate. Decide what type of house and room shapes are easiest for you, including walls, windows, doors and skylights. Draw floor plans with dimensions. Find out how many rooms per average house - 3-5 or more?
    You should also know about color coordination before deciding on a room's style. It is critical to use your own skill level when deciding on a final design.