Designers and Decorators Explained
How do you know if you are hiring a professional interior designer or a decorator? If someone has an eye for design, do their qualifications matter? Let us tell you why it does. The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) states that ‘Interior Design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces’. Plus, Interior Designers have formal education and training, from either an accredited design school or from a college or university. Decorators change the look and feel of a space by adding accessories, no education required.
What if you were in the middle of a remodel project and an issue arises (because it always does!). Interior Designers are educated and trained to execute technical solutions on any job site to make sure every decision meets code and regulatory requirements. The contractor and interior designer work together to implement an appropriate and systematic solution. Would a decorator be able to identify if a problem even exists?
At Red Couch Interiors, we believe the biggest difference is this: ‘Interior designers apply creative solutions within a structure that are functional, attractive and beneficial to the occupants’ quality of life and culture.’ (“Differences Between Interior Design & Decorating.” NCIDQ Examination.) That is why Red Couch Interiors prides itself with having professional interior designers on staff, no exception. We recognize that your home is more than a house; it’s your sanctuary, where your family dwells and shares the moments of your lives.