People often want to redesign or redecorate their house every year. Some say for good luck, some say because they just want a breath of fresh air for the New Year. However, most people are often mistaken about the difference of interior designing and interior decorating. So, before you redecorate or redesign your home here are some basic facts for you to know who you should really call.
Interior Design is a Profession
Interior designers need to enroll to a specific type of schooling and go through a formal training which includes, space planning, and architecture and furniture design.
Interior Decorators don’t really require a formal education and only focuses on the appearance and aesthetic side in decorating a place.
Finally settling this fact, who would you hire? If you need a total makeover and actually have some structural work or space planning done, then I guess you need to call an interior designer. Otherwise, you might just want to have an interior decorator if you just need someone to plan for your decorations.
The Basics of Interior Designing
- The Elements of Décor
One of the first steps in designing should be choosing a style. It’s best to have a theme to express unity and harmony in the home interior. You can first choose from formal, casual, traditional, or contemporary. From there, you can step into choosing for more specific styles.
Principles of Interior Design
- Balance – often defined as the ‘equal distribution of visual weight in the room’, that can either be symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial.
- Focal Point – you should not forget that there should be a focal point I each room. It should be interesting and able to draw attention like a fireplace or a piece of art.
- Rhythm – which is includes the contrast, progression, transition and the repetition of visuals in each room.
- Details – which just basically incorporates the scale proportion and color, this principle requires the thorough inspection of the finest little details to make sure that everything goes with the total design.
All of these are just basic the basic information about interior designing and decorating. This type of work actually needs a little effort, since both the customer and interior designer needs some thorough conversation and planning to make sure that their budget is enough for the whole work to be done. If you are planning to redecorate or redesign your house I hope these information help.