Nice summary of the difference between an interior designer and interior decorator…saved me having to write the same thing!

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There is an on going misconception of what an Interior Designer is. Most of the time, they are mistaken as Interior Decorators.  We are here to shine the light on the big difference between the two professions.

National Council for Interior Design Qualification, NCIDQ, “is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design/interior architecture professionals.” This is the organization that says whether or not you can call yourself an ‘Interior Designer’; in most provinces and states, it is a protected name. A person has to meet a certain level of education, related professional experience, pass an exam and continually update their education, in order to call themselves a Registered Interior Designer.

So what is an Interior Designer? How does it differ from a Decorator? Here is what the organization says,

What’s the difference between interior design and decoration?

Interior design is the art and…

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