It is often believed that designers work with their head in the clouds and live in a world of fantasy. They are said to get their best ideas while they are asleep. Well, our designers surely don’t agree with that! As a matter of fact, interior designers need to have a firm grounding in reality. They need to put in a lot of serious work to create the homes one has always dreamt of.
Having said that, there are some core skills that a designer needs, to get to the top rung in the profession. Here are the top 5 core skills an interior designer should be equipped with. Let’s see how they work their special brand of magic!
1. Grasp Over Practical Aspects of Designing
There’s a whole lot that goes into making space beautiful as well as functional. Knowing about the practical aspects of work is an important skill. An interior designer must be skilled in space planning, material specifications, technical drawing and basic carpentry. Cooling and ventilation systems, electrical and plumbing are all a part of what goes into designing the interiors for space. It should be ensured that the spaces are ergonomically planned. Technical drawing skills are required to translate the designs into drawings. It helps to know basic carpentry so that you can flag your carpenter’s mistakes if any.
2. Close Relation Between Modern Technology and Tools
An interior designer must be a patient listener. She must skillfully translate a client’s ideas into designs. The designs should be such that they can be easily understood by the client. Traditionally, designers would sketch out their designs using pen and paper. Today, designers use 3D design tools to create a near accurate visual of the ideas.
While designers can design everything, there are various aspects of a project. A designer can choose to specialize in a range of fields like home, commercial, office, or hospitality design. You can even specialize in just bathroom design or kitchen design. You can be a super-specialist in whatever interests you!
4. Understand the needs of the client
Communication is key to the interior design field. Designers spend a lot of time talking to clients and interpreting what they want. They describe the options available, work on the proposals and executing the work at the site. You should be able to communicate and comprehend your client’s needs well. This will help you address their ideas in a satisfactory way.
5. Well versed with budgets and financing
Many clients work with a limited budget. Interior designers should be able to work within the financial limits set by a client. Designers are well aware of the possibilities of sourcing similar materials at reasonable prices. They can skillfully help clients stay within their financial goals and not compromise on their dream interior.
Interior designing is challenging yet incredibly rewarding at the same time! An interior designer wears many hats with confidence and competence. They have the power to transform a blank, empty space into something beautiful.
There’s a little magic in every interior designer. Our design experts at HomeLane would love to help you design your dream space.