DESIGN vs DECORATION

What is an Interior Decorator?

Interior decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things.

There is no formal education required to be a decorator.


Why hire a decorator?

If you are looking to refresh your existing space with paint, furniture or decor,

a decorator may be perfect for you!​

What is an Interior Designer?

Interior design is a distinct profession with specialized knowledge applied to the planning and design of interior environments that promote health, safety, and welfare while supporting and enhancing the human experience.


Founded upon design and human behavior theories and research, interior designers apply evidence-based methodologies to identify, analyze, and synthesize information in generating holistic, technical, creative, and contextually-appropriate design solutions.


Interior designers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect consumers and occupants through the design of code-compliant, accessible, and inclusive interior environments that address

well-being, while considering the complex physical, mental, and emotional needs of people.

There currently is no practice act in Manitoba, however, an interior designer must have formal education, work experience under a Professional Interior Designer and have completed the NCIDQ examination.

In short

Decoration may be included in an interior designers scope of work, but decorators do not design. ​


There are so many wonderful designers and decorators out there,

do your research to find the right professional for your project!


 

“Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law. Qualified by means of education, experience, and examination, interior designers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect consumers and occupants through the design of code-compliant, accessible, and inclusive interior environments that address well-being, while considering the complex physical, mental, and emotional needs of people.”

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