Why Home Interior Design Offers Room To Be Creative
Home interior design is one of the most important aspects of the interior design industry, and one of the ways in which design firms can keep paying the bills. While there may be tremendous satisfaction in creating a major high level commercial project which will take many months to complete, the bread and butter of the industry is smaller jobs with much simpler requirements. If you can excel with home interiors, you can expect to receive glowing testimonials and references, and an increasing number of future orders based on referrals.
The vast majority of home interior designs are simple in nature, and there is rarely anything unusual or controversial to deal with. Some home owners will know exactly what it is they are looking for, even to the extent that it can hamper your creativity. In this case, you will have a choice to either take the job and simply create what the customer wants, or refer them to another designer. Most people employing a designer will, however, want at least some creative input from them, otherwise why pay a designer instead of just a simple decorator? The best design projects are always a collaboration between owner and designer, so make sure there is harmony before you start.
The issue of themes and harmony is the most important of all if the project is going to succeed. Every designer will have their own favorite design theme and method of working, and some are even lucky enough to have enough orders to just confine themselves to taking work which fits this theme and model. Most interior designers have to be flexible to a degree to keep the work coming in, but they will all want to work within a certain design pattern. If your ideas as a consumer don't fit in with this, it will be better to choose another design company.
There are many people who think that home interior design is simply a matter of looking at some color charts and designs and then choosing what fits the rest of the house. If it was as simple as that, all decorators could do design work. No, there is a lot more to design than that, and it is always best to believe that you are starting off with a clean sheet. While there will be some natural features of the building which will have to be taken into account, a good designer will start completely from scratch and create something new and original, as far as possible to the specifications of the owner.
There is no doubt that you can be more creative with home interior designs than you can be with the majority of commercial ones, because it is only one family who will be in the home for any length of time. Any outrageous or unusual tastes can be accommodated by the designer, who will usually be only too happy to create something out of the ordinary. It has to be said, though, that even most domestic customers will stick to reasonably conventional parameters, with the accent being on quality, luxury, and the creation of a relaxing environment.
The mechanics of creating good home interior design have also changed, now that computer technology is playing such a vital part. If the householder is not exactly sure of what they want, you can show them as many designs as you want by recreating their room on a computer simulation. You can experiment with as many aspects of the design as you choose, as anything which does not look right can quickly be changed. When the work actually begins, it will be as if the owner has already ben in a room with that specific home interior design.Written by Jason Hobbes.
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