I decided at a young age that I wanted to go into architecture and design. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with the talent of being able to draw out the thoughts in my head so I had to head in another direction relating to architecture. I was introduced to interior design in grade 8 home economics class. The teacher taught us about structure and placement of different items to make a room look more of a certain way. For example, if you wanted a cozy room, have more pillows on your couch or sofa. If you want a minimalistic or clean design, then remove furniture to declutter space.
We were also taught about the use of colours throughout different rooms for different moods. To brighten up your kitchen, orange, yellow, or green were the colours to go for. If your house is super modern, then go for cool tones like grays, beiges, and blues.
The thing that was most important to learn is that everybody’s taste in interior design is different. Being a good interior decorator means be able to understand how someone looks at their house and what they want it to look and feel like. Then you have to deliver on what they want and not what you want. It’s quite a rewarding experience creating a look for someone who is extremely happy with the result.