Bernice Koch. Interior. February 09th , 2018.
In an attempt to answer the question, 'Is there a difference or not?', a Google search was performed for 'Interior Decorator Degree' and the response overwhelmingly returned results for 'Interior Designer'; and not the keyword as searched. One can reasonably conclude that since one can get a degree in interior design, but not as an interior decorator, that there is a difference.
So where would one draw the line between a designer and a decorator? Reverting back to the two definitions above one can discern the key difference. The definition for the designer refers to 'built interior environment' whereas the decorator suggests 'decorating and furnishing' as the key activities. The higher standard is the designer's ability and responsibilities to call for tearing out walls, flooring, windows, lighting, electrical, as well as recommending furniture and miscellaneous design pieces. In short, the scope their role includes the responsibilities of a decorator, but goes much further.
Renovation of Interiors. The trend of renovation of interiors is also increasing today. There are some old offices that have been made in a simple way. After seeing the changing demands, the owners or managers of the old companies like to renovate the interiors of their workplaces. On the other hand, there are the workplaces, which already have the interiors, but they are out-of-trend now according to the changing fashion. The interior renovation is done in these companies also.
2. Oops... Clearly Identify The Vision Of Your Project. Often times when we are beginning a project, we are so eager to get started, we will hurry out, choose our favorite wall color, and start painting. Next, we will begin our search for the other layers of the project. Unfortunately, many times the effect does not always create the drama we had hoped for. Important - At the very beginning of any project, and before anything is purchased, painted, or papered, you must visualize the entire project from beginning to end. You may find a dramatic finish, texture, or fabric, which would require a different shade of paint or change the direction of the Interior Design Project completely. Most people will minimize the importance of this step. You will invest a lot of time working this process. But, if you truly wish to create a dramatic Interior Design Project, you must visually complete your project from beginning to end. There is no easy way to do this. The more specific the details, the greater the chance for a dramatic effect.
In asking, 'What is interior design?' in today's environment, one must also begin to start thinking green and to look for ways to minimize the consumption of non-renewable energy sources. How does one create areas with a lot of natural lighting but not subject the individual to the blazing rays of the sun? How does one incorporate solar panels into the design or solar powered floor heaters in colder climates without losing the esthetic charm and ambiance of marble floors? These are the challenges of today's designers. It's a good thing that they love their jobs.
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