Though both interior designers and decorators focus on the aesthetic value of an interior space, it is a common mistake to assume interior designers are synonymous with interior decorators. The main difference between the two is that an interior designer is a licensed professional who has undergone rigorous training in dealing with certain technicalities such as building codes, fire hazards, and other specifics. An interior decorator, on the other hand, does not need to be licensed and specializes only on the surface materials such as paint, fabrics, and materials.
Q. Should I even consider hiring a professional interior decorator?
A. Yes, people may make costly mistakes when it comes to deciding how their rooms should look. By hiring a professional interior decorator, you can save time and money by receiving tips and ideas on what you can do for renovations or for redecorating a room in your house.
Q. What if all I need are ideas and I do not really need to hire one?
A. There are interior decorators who offer consultation services, so take advantage of this so that you can get more ideas on what you can do with your free space. The rates of these consultations will differ accordingly.
Q. Is there anything I should do before I even hire one?
A. Yes, it is advisable that you have done some research before consulting or hiring a professional interior decorator. This includes setting a budget for your renovation, deciding what you want to keep and remove from your home, and consulting various interior design magazines in order to get ideas on what you want to do with your rooms or and how you want them renovated. This will make it easier for you to deal with your professional interior decorator.