all-time high at present times. On the other hand, due to rising population and a paradigm shift in family structures; joint to nuclear families, the per capita land consumption
Is decreasing day by day.
With the increasing expenditure on quality life by Indian urbanites and their rising exposure to exotic destinations in the global village, the need for interior designers is going all-time high at present times. On the other hand, due to rising population and a paradigm shift in family structures; joint to nuclear families, the per capital and consumption Is decreasing day by day.
Therefore, effective and efficient use of the limited space is not just the choice, but the need of the people. With all these developments, interior designing is emerging as a booming career option for people with a creative bent of mind.
Currently, in India, more than 1 lakh interior designers are required, including designers who take projects as freelance designers. The top employers in the industry are architectural and construction firms and furniture companies.
Interior Design specializations Interior design does not necessarily mean designing and planning residence interiors and other living spaces.
There are several career opportunities in interior designing from which one can choose; such as furniture designers, exhibition designer, lighting designers, kitchen designer, architect, architectural technologist, product designer textile designer, stylist, production designer.
What skills do you need to become an Interior Designer?
· Knack for apt design: It is understood that to become an interior designer, one should have a knack for color, spatial arrangements, architecture and textiles; there is a wide range of skills which is needed since a designer also works with builders, architects, government agencies and business owners.
· Communication skills: In order to become a successful interior designer, one needs to be educated and well-rounded. Apart from technical skills such as space design, furniture design, technical drawing, material knowledge, and familiarization with interior design tools, one must develop a great harmony between interpersonal and communication skills, to maintain a good network with the clients, contractors and suppliers. Of course, one must have the brains to send it to the market and the designing service and update them regularly.
· Detailed information: Some of the details may be boring, but to work on a particular project, knowledge of these details is quintessential for interior designers.
· Keeping up with the trend: Interior design has become a competitive business. One needs to grab the attention of people towards the design in order to gain success.
The future trends involving population growth, designing for the elderly, modern architecture and green design can help in gaining the upper hand in the job market.
It is necessary to keep on the tab with the latest design trends by reading design publications and websites, communicating with fellow designers and following a mentor.
The scope of interior design in the future looks set to keep growing and to attract creative and business oriented professionals.
Most high-value clients require interior designs to have good academic backgrounds and to also have practical experience with design.