Some people look for a beautiful place; others make a place look beautiful.
Are you one of those who would like to make the best possible use of available space?
Then interior designing is the right career for you!
The obvious monetary and spatial constraints arising as a result of urbanization calls out for specialized help to meet the aesthetic as well as comfort needs of the clients. This leads to the advent of the field called interior designing into the mainstream and is showing quite promising prospects for the future. This article envisages chalking out a road map for making interior designing as a career option and provides the basic know-how associated with the stream.
What is interior designing?
It refers to the art of providing creative, eye-catchy as well as comfortable designing solutions for rooms and workplaces putting the demands of the clients into consideration. With people being more and more particular about their demands combined with time and monetary constraints and also putting aspects such as the Vaastu and Fengshui into the account, the job clearly demands trained professionals and should no more be limited to only architects which reiterate the need for interior designers.
How do I go about learning it?
It should be always kept in mind that although there is an increasing demand for interior designers in the market, good jobs will only be grabbed by those who qualify from a reputed institute. Regardless of being in a field which is relatively new, many reputed institutions are providing a professional course in interior designing. The best ones being the famous J.J School of arts (4 years Bachelor of fine Arts course) Mumbai, the School of Interior Design, Ahmedabad (5-year program), National Institutes of Fashion Technology (Undergraduate in Interior Accessories). All the major architecture colleges provide a diploma level course in interior designing too.
Requisite specialization can also be done in the fields like business design, residential and recreational design, landscape designing, Environmental designing or one can confine oneself to even a smaller aspect of the said divisions such as bedrooms, kitchens or bathrooms. Centre of environmental planning and technology (CEPT) offers a host of post-graduation options ranging from Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban designing to Housing, Construction and Project Management.
The course fee varies depending upon the ambit and the curricula of the programs. Whereas a mere diploma may cost you around 10 to 15 thousand rupees, a specialized undergraduate course may cost around 1 to 2 lakh rupees as its tuition fee.
What are the Job Prospects available?
With more and more people willing to get their rooms and business interiors being designed in a manner conducive to their tastes and keeping the scarcity of such trained professionals in the market, there definitely is an ever increasing job prospect. The pay varies with the qualification and experience. People also go about setting their own interior decoration business venture, which is also equally profitable and more satisfactory. Where a fresher graduate may start with 10-15 thousand a month, experienced professionals may draw around 75 thousand to one lakh rupees a month as their monthly salary.
To conclude this offbeat field of interior designing is currently experiencing a boom in its prospects thereby making it ideal for creative and passionate aspires to embrace it as their careers option.