8 Things to Know About Becoming an Interior Designer
Interior design is undoubtedly one of the most sought after professions in India today. With the inhabitants of the cities increasing day by day and the available living spaces are reduced accordingly, the efficient use of available space has become a serious necessity. And because of the rising standard of living in India and the new mentality of the younger generation, interior design has become an independent field, emerging from the shadows of architecture and civil engineering.
If you are one of those design aspirants who want to devote themselves to interior design as a career, here is a list of things you should and should know about this popular design domain.
Interior decoration is not interior design
It can be good with textures, colors, location and selection of home decoration objects, and could have received a great appreciation in your interior decorating skills; But those decorating skills are simply not enough to become an interior designer. Interior decoration is a sub-domain in interior design and only executes the design process.
The interior design is not completely about design
Unlike other design domains, interior design is not completely about design concepts. Along with identification skills such as space design, technical drawing, furniture design, knowledge of materials and familiarization with interior design tools, you must also have great communication and interpersonal skills, maintain a good network of clients, suppliers and contractors and of course have the brains to update their interior design services and market them regularly.
High demand for interior designers in India
Instead of saying that there is great scope for interior designers in India, we could put it another way: “there is a serious shortage of interior designers in India”. As mentioned above, currently only in India, 100,000 interior designers are needed. The industry is growing at a rate of 20% and it is expected to do so until 2020. Therefore, if you are planning to pursue interior design as a career now, I would say that it is at the right time to shine!
It is a very rewarding job
Although it will not be easy to climb the ladder of success and, although you may have to work for a lower / free salary in your first days, the tables will definitely change in a short period of time. The average salary for an entry-level interior designer could be around 4 lakh per year and a senior interior designer could earn up to a whopping 30 lakh per year. Yes, interior design is one of the most lucrative jobs in India!
Interior design specializations
Interior design does not necessarily mean planning and designing interiors of residences and other housing spaces. Office and commercial spaces, industries such as retail and healthcare, the entire hotel industry that includes hotels, resorts and cafes, art galleries and public exhibitions, furniture manufacturers everyone needs interior designers . The entire above mentioned are treated as specializations in interior design.
Formal education is not mandatory
Although some employers seek academic excellence, many of them take into account their work portfolio, professional experience and their creativity and skills. However, a formal title in interior design could benefit you and increase your value as a designer. If the ID is completely new to you and you do not yet have your own interior design portfolio, the “Interior Design Course” from IFD Academy (International Fashion Design) is a great place to start your interior design journey.
It will not be a boring office job
Interior designers have to move more than other professionals. Meetings with clients, architects, contractors and suppliers, work in place, reactivation of the design plan, review of the finished work, update of the existing design and there is a long list of reasons to leave the office. So, if you are a person who does not like boring office work and you like creative work where your ideas and spirit are appreciated, interior design is your thing.
It will not be an Easy Job
To have your own interior design firm and have your office table flooded with multiple projects from high-level clients then you must become a well-known figure in the interior design industry. You need to have an incredible portfolio of interior design to showcase your work to potential clients and, naturally, have years of experience. Years of hard work, a well-built network of contacts and an endless supply of creativity is the key to having that level of fame and experience. And once you have that level of fame and experience, of course there is no turning back.
Courses available in Interior Designing
- BSc in Interior Design and Decoration
Duration: 3 Years
- Diploma in Interior Design
Duration: 1 Year
- Diploma in Interior Design CAD
Duration: 1 Year
- Undergraduate Diploma in Interior Design
Duration: 3 Years
- Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Design
Duration: 2 Years
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Conclusion: We at IFD (International Fashion Designing) Academy Chandigarh provide the best courses in interior design for all the aspiring young artists and architects who want to pursue a career in Interior Designing.
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