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Do you always critically look at someone’s home decor? Do you sometimes feel that some homes do not reflect the owner’s personality? Do you have a habit of scourging furniture shops? If your answer is yes then you on your way to becoming a good interior designer. We must have all come across Interior design or an Interior designer sometime in our lives like every other career so it does not require an introduction. Here is some helpful information to enable you make a career in interior design.
Interior design is the art of shaping the experience of interior space and also the creative process of understanding the client’s need, creates design, reviews the design, and produces a final design or plan. It’s not just all about interior decoration but it also involves aspects of environmental psychology, architecture and product design. One would say it is just putting furniture together but it is way more than that.
Most at times an interior designer works hand in hand with the architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers to determine how interior spaces will function, look, and be furnished to give the finer detail of a home. Looking at different aspects of a home, while your architect will tell you the dimensions of your bathroom and even the tiles to be used, your interior designer will tell you the best fittings and how the bathroom will compliment your mood. Interior designer may also work in the business setting or residential sector.
Everyone will agree that he or she is an interior designer. ‘To becoming an interior designer, you need creativity, ideas, interest you must have the ability to think out of the box and also have a basic knowledge of materials’ says Mrs Joy Ofili-Yebovi of Simplinteriors school of Interior Design base in Lagos Nigeria. She has been involved in interior design with as much success. Interior designers make living spaces comfortable, stylish, and safe for their clients. As an interior designer you need to be able to determine what decorative items will work within the property. These decorative items include but are not limited to lighting and colours, furniture.
Below are the top 9 duties of an interior designer:
1. Search for and bid on new projects
2. Determine the client’s goals and requirements for the project
3. Consider how the space will be used and how people will move through the space
4. Sketch preliminary design plans, including electrical and partition layouts
5. Specify materials and furnishings, such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes, flooring, and plumbing fixtures
6. Create a timeline for the interior design project and estimate project costs
7. Place orders for materials and oversee the installation of the design elements
8. Oversee construction and coordinate with general building contractors to implement the plans and specifications for the project
9. Visit the site after the project is complete, to ensure that the client is satisfied
There is a high demand for interior designers in Lagos Nigeria. If you are looking for the top Interior design school in Nigeria or Africa, ‘Simplinteriors’ School of Interior design is the school to be in. Not only do they train people on interior design but also computer-aided designs (CAD) software for drawings, business management and event planning that enable them make a career as an interior designer. After the training one can take up projects, start a firm or work as a designer for malls, homes, hotels, architectural firms, and design companies.

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