Interior Designer vs Decorator
Often confused within the industry and consumer understanding – what is the difference between an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator?
- A good interior designer will have a formal qualification of design from a Registered Training Organisation as well as at least 5 years industry experience.
- An interior designer can play the role of a decorator as well as have knowledge and experience of construction, project management, documentation and the Australian Building Codes and Standards.
- An interior decorator is defined as someone that accessorizes interior spaces with colour and soft furnishings including lighting, furniture, and space planning. Interior Decorators manage what is ‘on the surface’ and does not get involved with demolition or construction roles.