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Posted August 17, 2012 by

What is the Difference Between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator?

Interior Designer or Interior DecoratorWhile the terms “interior designer” and “interior decorator” are often used interchangeably, and to the uninitiated, they may seem to mean the same thing, there are subtle differences; these differences can contribute to the effectiveness of each in a particular setting. In the same way that it is important to know the difference between a psychiatrist (a mental health professionals who prescribes medication) and a psychologist (a mental health professional who provides talk therapy), it is important to select the right type of professional for each task required for your space.

The difference starts from the choices aspiring interior designers and interior decorators make while in their respective schooling and continues throughout their careers. Understanding which type of professional to hire can be an essential key to creating a functional, attractive and welcoming personal or professional space. (more…)