Question:

How to be a professional interior decorator?

4 August, 2021 Dylan Lanz 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: LAINE MOTSINGER
    10 August, 2021

    This probably varies a lot depending on the area or country. For example, in the UK, courses like "Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design" are popular and fully recognized by most of the major housing associations. In Canada, you can get certification through programs like Interior Decorator Certification Program (IDCP). A more generalized answer would be to educate yourself on the different school methods for becoming a professional interior decorator, decide which schools offer what you want, and go interview with them. When interviewing with a school representative from any of these schools that offer both interior design and building programs in their curriculum, it's always best to see if they'll reduce your building cost.

  • AUTHOR: DIEGO WIERS
    10 August, 2021

    The key attributes of a professional interior decorator is the ability to balance the client's needs and desires with their own personal design aesthetic.
    In many cases, this means looking at current pieces and using them as inspiration for what works well in that space. It also requires a knowledge of balance, color schemes, layout ideas, entertaining needs and creating cohesive styles for different spaces together. An eye for detail is also an essential attribute as it relates to space planning considerations from style or generation differences in pieces found throughout a home to organizing and displaying art or gallery walls. Choosing fabrics with durability and stain resistance are important considerations when working on risky surfaces like carpets or wood floors which can be impacted by spills caused by unsealed exits.

  • AUTHOR: EUGENE HASLETT
    10 August, 2021

    Interior decorating is not just a profession that one can learn as a course in college, it's also an art. It would depend on what kind of design you want to do...to be at your best when it comes to the work that you do. If you're looking for success a good plan would be to look into courses which will teach one how to develop their own style, regardless of the discipline in which they are working within.
    Curriculum should include: Building and drawing skills from senior high school or earlier; Art/Design subjects from senior high school or earlier; Entry level interior design course (practice starts with sketching only); Developmental courses up through architecture degree (practice starts with rendering only).

  • AUTHOR: ETHAN LATSON
    10 August, 2021

    Professionals often start with what they specialize in. Additionally, it's important to not only know your trade, but also how it fits into a design. Interior designers are expected to have an understanding of lighting techniques and focal points when designing a room. Beyond the basics, there are various skills that should earmark someone as a professional interior designer including design style awareness, budget awareness and creativity that drives innovation while meeting client needs.

  • AUTHOR: LARISA PARIS
    10 August, 2021

    You cant just be a professional at something by declaring yourself as one. There are several required steps to reach the top. 1) Be creative 2) Know what your customer's needs are 3) Take their requests in-seriously 4) Discuss your ideas with them, then help them understand how it will look and feel 5) Make educated suggestions 6) Avoid being pushy 7) Meet deadlines 8) Offer project work 9 )Stay organized 10 Invest time for training 11 Stay current on trends 12 Educate yourself 13 Work with people you respect 14 Have a strong network 15 Handle criticism with grace 16 Never forget that the customer is always right 17 Keep an open mind 18 Deal well with change 19 Treat your customers like family

  • AUTHOR: MARK REDNER
    10 August, 2021

    Interior design is a broad field and all it takes to be a professional interior decorator are certain skills.
    One needs to have the right kind of temperament to enjoy creative endeavours, one must have taste (level of discernment for art) which can be acquired via education, one should have an eye for color coordination and know how to make distinct pieces that fit together well-known as "good design principles" such as in architecture. On top of that, they need understanding on composition and spatial comprehension like where furniture should go inside a room or their eye for light - natural or artificial? All this knowledge is acquired through experience.