Our mothers always scold us to keep things at place, not throw stuffs here and there at home and some are really a clean freak. But today, not only our mothers, we are also into decorating home by coordinating wall colors with our furnitures or by having a modular kitchen with wooden flooring and many other such matches… It makes our home look more sophisticated and in one or the other, increase our standard. That is what we all thrive to live, right ?
To have a good standard of living and raise that level more with time. And by being an Interior Decorator or designer we are actually helping people to raise their house’s standard by decorating them in a perfect way that want. This is the best career to let your creativity come out to make homes and businesses more beautiful and comfortable.
Home decorators collaborate with homeowners to decide how the inside of a house will be decorated. They need to make sure that their decoration ideas match what the homeowner wants and ensure that the decoration ideas are practical and affordable. Additionally, home decorators are often in charge of working with other professionals like furniture salespeople and painters to make sure that the proper materials and services are delivered.
I guess this is one of the best job where you don’t just have to listen unwillingly to your boss and work deadlines to get a pay. But you just have to use your creativity to make things look more charming. As an interior decorator you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. Also you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. Even if you work under someone, you still have the freedom to give you own ideas. And perhaps most importantly, your “work” will be fun, interesting, and rewarding.
To be an Interior Decorator, no formal education is required as such, but you may want to complete a certificate or degree program from a vocational school or community college in order to be better qualified for a job. Many colleges offer courses in interior decoration that could be useful as well.
But for An Interior designer, there is a need to hold a bachelor’s degree in interior designing. There is not much of a difference in both these careers.
If you take up a course , then you would learn the important skills but even if you don’t, you can teach yourself.
Interior decorators are expected to know about the various elements involved in decorating such as: space planning (how to arrange furniture and other items within a particular space), use of color and light, furniture and decorating styles (for example, Colonial or Southwestern), floorings, wall coverings, window treatments, and use of accessories such as pillows and paintings.
You can learn decorating basics through courses, books, web sites, and even by speaking with retailers of products used in home decorating (paint, carpet, lighting, hardware stores, etc. One can even start it with their home itself. The best way to do is when your family is renovating their houses, you can go there, have a look and recommend your creative ideas to them. Afterall, you want to learn by yourself.
Some occasions your family or friends may want to redecorate are when they experiencing transitions in life, such as: marriage or co-habitation (help them merge two households into one), moving into a new home, childbirth (offer to decorate the baby’s room), hosting a special event such as a wedding or dinner party, starting a home business (you could decorate their new office), and selling a home (explain how a well staged home can help houses sell faster and for higher prices).
Some Famous Interior Decorators/ Designers :
1. Sunita Kohli
One of the top rated interior designers in India in 2015 is Sunita Kohli, who created a furniture design company in 1971 and has diversified into architectural restoration, luxury structures and research based designing, since then. The most renowned project under her belt is the restoration of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
These interior designers are sought after by the elite clientage in India and are also gaining recognition around the world now.
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the best interior designers in the world, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold.
Marmol Radziner (founded 1989) is a Los Angeles-based design-build practice founded and led by architects Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA. The firm offers a full range of design services, including architectural design, programming, master planning, historic restoration, landscape design, interior design, and furniture design. Marmol Radziner specializes in residential, restoration, multifamily, commercial, retail, hospitality, educational, and community projects.
4. Ambrish Arora
Next among the leading interior designers in India in 2015 is Amrish Arora, whose area of expertise lies in designing of museums. Additionally, this designer has done a number of residential, commercial and retail designing projects, since he has entered the field in 2002.
So here was a glimpse of some successful Designers/ Decorators. We hope you find the best in you and choose what suits you.