The Difference between Decorators and Designers

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The difference between decorators and designers can be easily misunderstood, often thought to be much the same from outside of the industry, however they are completely different. 

Interior Designers work closely with both the structural living space and the design side of things. They usually work alongside architects to help create the desired outcome of a space. 

Interior Decorators on the other hand focus on aesthetics only, working with the space they have, recreating it by painting walls, doing wallpapers and selecting furniture and other decorative pieces to put the space together. 

Below are the key differences between interior decorators and designers. 

Interior Designers Belfast

To practise as an interior designer in Belfast and in many locations around the world, specific schooling and training is required after which most graduates will then get experience as an apprentice before setting up their own interior design company. 

If you’ve just moved into a new home and you’d like someone to help you create your interior, then going to an interior designer is the best bet. You’ll get professional advice regarding the planning of the entire space, and an in-depth knowledge of design. 

If you need advice on how to re-create the  structure/plumbing of your interior then an interior designer is best to go to since they work directly with the house architects. 

Interior designers are highly creative people who are usually very passionate about their job and about helping people create their perfect living space. Whether that’s designing a home, an office or even a hotel-interior designers can do it all. 

The key is to understand the clients needs and create both a beautiful, aesthetic interior and a functional space. 

Interior Decorator Differences  

Interior decorators don’t need any formal training in order to decorate spaces. They’re usually highly skilled and creative people who can decorate your interior, however they won’t be able to work with architects to measure out and plan every part of the space. 

If you already have all the structural elements within your home, then you might get away with simply hiring an interior decorator to come in and help you add that decorative touch. 

If you’re looking to redesign your wallpaper or need a new pair of eyes to create a space for you a decorator can do the job however you should make your choice depending on the individual rather than the title. 

The key thing to remember is that decorators decorate but do not design a space from scratch. 

There are many skilled interior designers, and one in particular in Northern Ireland has gained a great recognition designing beautiful homes for people. 

Being an interior designer in Belfast, Ian has a lot of knowledge and experience with all the ins and outs of designing a home, both architectural and decorative. 

Ian Thompson interior of a bedroom in Belfast

If you’re looking for someone to exceed your expectations and work with you to create your dream home then you’re in the right place. 

It’s important to find the right designer for you, so why don’t you have a chat today with our team about your plans and goals and see if we’re the right fit for you.