Does anyone know the difference between an Interior Designer and a Decorator?
Interior Decorators help with the look of typical rooms. They assist in picking furnishings, fabrics and accessories. Lastly, education is not required for someone to be a decorator. The home based programs are those for interior decorators. To be a Interior Desiger, one must have a bachelors degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture. Some architects also choose to be interior designers. Interior Designers have the authority to change the internal and sometimes, external structure of a home to better suit the needs of the client. This means that you have to be licensed to be a TRUE interior designer. Licensing varies by state and your education, but the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCDIQ) are continuously working to streamline and standardize the process. To become a fully licensed designer, you have to take the NCDIQ exam. Until you take the exam, you have to work under a person who has a NCDIQ license.