Interior designing has changed a great deal. Rather than getting the right décor, it has become more of choosing the right things around the right theme. The scope of interior designing in India as well as abroad is high. There are several career opportunities in interior designing from which one can choose, such as furniture designers, exhibition designer, lighting designers, product designer, architect, architectural technologist, production designer, and textile designer.
To become a professional interior designer, one must have the knack of choosing right colours, textiles, spatial concepts, animations, architecture, building codes, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, and even psychology. Indeed, one needs to be well-educated and well-rounded in the field of designing to become a successful interior designer.
It is essential for good communication skills and to retain a good network with clients, contractors and suppliers. One needs to market the design solutions and promote them well in traditional as well as digital media.
Learning about plumbing codes, electricity, carpeting and load-bearing walls may not be exciting but is integral to the job and a necessity to build rapport with engineers and vendors of all these fields to get expertise in turnkey projects.
Holding a decent salary depends on a lot of factors which includes education level, work experience and size of the company. Indeed, one has to be good at negotiation to get excellent reward of knowledge, skills, experience, and creativity. Moreover, the average pay to start career as interior designer is Rs 4 lakh per annum, while a senior interior designer could earn up to INR 30 lakh per annum.