The credit behind beautifully decorated malls, aesthetically created offices and beautifully designed homes goes to interior decorators. These are the people who change the drab brick and cement buildings into well designed spaces. Be it the color-scheme on the walls, the chandeliers that hand, the furniture that has been placed, or even the accessories that are placed, it is the designer who takes credit for it. But the job does not end here. There are various roles of such decorators.
Role of Interior Decorators
On the basic level, the job of interior decorators is to beautify a given space. For example, if a person has bought a house and is thinking about how to decorate it, these designers are the ones who help to make the house a good looking home.
To start with, they first survey the house and discuss with the owners about the room allotment. Then they discuss the kind of look the house must have. Some people like a Tuscan feel, some like it contemporary, some want it designed in accordance with the Victorian style, and some like it in the traditional form. Once these are decided, the designer starts to work on the colors that would suit the walls. Sometimes, the walls are given a special effect by changing texture. Then the furniture is selected. Depending on the area of the rooms and the house, the furniture is decided on.
Then are the bathrooms; where the color scheme is extremely important. If it is big by itself, the designer can add many features that can help accentuate the look. However, if there is a space crunch, it is the designer’s job to make arrangements to make it look bigger. Selection of accessories, curtains, statues, and lighting are also part of the job.
Though this is the basic premise of the functions that an interior decorator follows, the scope has increased considerably. In the recent past, a designer is involved from the time the blue print of the building is being created. Though this is the job of an architect, there are people who are particular about the space allocation and also attach great importance to Feng Shui. They want particular rooms in particular corners. So the interior decorator provides inputs on how the structure should be designed so that the space is properly utilized and is also in accordance with the client’s needs.
An interior decorator with his/her skills can make a small room look big by using mirrors, make the ceiling look higher by selecting suitable wall color, utilize a wall for making a book cabinet, and even use a small space to serve as a study or laptop corner. They are aware of the trends of the varied types of décor, the accessories available for decoration, the prices of the items that can be used and also the various studies on the science of construction like Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui.