Interior decorating is such a huge industry these days especially when you compare it to a few decades ago. Tertiary Institutions did not offer Interior Decorating as a course however these days most of them do so, they offer it only because the need for an interior decorator became such a demand in people’s homes, offices and events venues that it became a profession rather than a hobby. The course itself has theory and practical, a Certificate in Interior Design can take a student a year to complete where is a Diploma can take three years to complete. We all have ideas in our heads on how our homes should look like on the inside however often we do not know professionally on how to set it up practically. Interior decorators have the knowledge as well as the best places of where to get you supplies.
They come to your home and do an assessment based on the size of the home, the size of each room, your taste, your style and the direction of light that actually comes through each room and how it comes in terms of angles and at what time of the day. Then they will decide whether you need wall paper or paint for some rooms, whether a sky see through roof will be adequate, which type of covering for your windows in terms of curtains and blinds even which type of lights in terms chandeliers or ceiling lights for each room.
Then comes the installation phase but before they do the installation they take you to each room and explain in details exactly how the design is. Interior decorators will work closely with contractors like painters, electricians and plumbers to ensure absolute synergy and communication. All this does cost yes but good things do no come cheap which is why you should research properly by taking your time and compare quotations carefully. There are many interior decorators who have websites on the internet, which also have galleries of photos for you to view the work done by them prior to your project this will obviously help in assessing which decorator is more suited for style and taste.