Interior design

How to become an interior designer?

An interior designer‘s main role is to design the layout and interior decoration of a home or public place, taking into account the client’s wishes, needs and financial possibilities.

He is also in charge of proposing innovative solutions, in order to transform your interior with a beautiful decoration, to create a convivial atmosphere and an aesthetic place with a beautiful layout. It is therefore up to him to choose the materials, lighting and furniture that will be most suitable.

Many people dream of this job, but they don’t know how to make their dream come true. Is this also the case for you? Would you like to learn more about how to become an architect? Then this article is for you!

How to become an interior designer?

To become an architect, you need to have a BAC +4 or +5 education. But above all, you must obtain a diploma recognised by the French Council of Interior Architects CFAI.

On the one hand, you will have to pass your baccalaureate and have it.

On the other hand, it is advisable to take a BAC +2 course such as a BTS in space design or a Diplôme des métiers d’art (DMA) in home arts/architectural decor.

On the other hand, as far as interior designer studies are concerned, you have a wide choice on the type of diploma and training you want to obtain in order to exercise this profession, such as:

  • a Higher Diploma in Applied Arts (DSAA) (Bac+4);
  • a DNSEP design for 2 years, prepared in a School of Fine Arts (Bac+5);
  • a Diploma of Interior Design in specialised public schools.

Nevertheless, there are higher schools specialising in interior design and the arts, and you will simply have to pass a simple competition before entering, so that they can judge your pencil stroke, your culture, your motivation and your level.

In terms of salary, an interior designer can earn up to 2,500 euros per month as an employee in an interior design business, and much more as a company director. Architecture therefore offers a good salary compared to other professions.

What does an interior designer do?

site-architectsAn interior architect‘s main task is to design and implement the interior space. They are responsible for redesigning the interior with different techniques, taking into account the budget, the needs and the wishes of the client.

He has the ability to form the project into a 3D plan, in order to help the client to project himself and to see things more clearly.

As soon as the project is accepted by the client, he becomes project manager and his tasks change.

Firstly, he is responsible for selecting and choosing the companies for the physical implementation of the project.

Then, he estimates the cost of the work by consulting a company to give them an estimate of the project, so that the client knows what he is getting into.

Then, follow up the coordination of the work. He must therefore remain in contact with the various professionals he has called upon.

Finally, he must take delivery of the site once the work has been completed.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this job?

Just like any other profession and job, architecture and particularly the profession of interior designer has its advantages and disadvantages. We present them to you below.

The advantages of the profession of interior designer

The variation of the profession is what makes it unique. It allows you to coordinate the technical side with the manual side.

With his experience, he will allow you to add your aesthetic touch by satisfying people, by serving them and by creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The disadvantages of the interior design profession

Just like any other profession, there is a dark side to the job. We will show you this below:

First of all, the interior designer is often stressed despite his skills and no matter how good he is at the job. Firstly, the interior designer is often stressed despite his skills and no matter how good he is at his job, because he has to compete all the time to come up with innovative and possible ideas that will attract the client.

Secondly, he must know his trade perfectly. He is therefore obliged to keep a constant eye on the latest technical developments.

Finally, he is always responsible for dealing with the mismanagement of certain companies. In fact, it is the architect‘s responsibility to deal with a company’s delay.

In conclusion, you now know everything about the different training courses and how to become an interior architect, we hope that this article has been useful to you! Also find out what the differences are between a designer and an interior architect.