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The Future of Interior Design

Designers have always been instrumental in pushing the boundaries in technological innovations. For many years, we have seen the design industry evolve, and never before has it been at a faster pace. Each of these innovations have been key in transforming the design world and given interior designers, architects and fashion designers new opportunities to further grow in this lucrative field. One such technological advancement has been the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality instruments, which allow designers to allure customers and out compete rivals. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the future of interior design, is brighter than ever before.

However, in wake of recent technological innovations, one can expect even better ways to approach and explain a design. The field of Virtual Reality, allows a user to completely immerse in a visual sense of a different environment. With the VR devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear or the Google Cardboard, a person is transported to a different visual context in 360 degrees. The Virtual Reality technology so far has made waves in the gaming world, where more and more video games are trying to create a (virtual) realistic world for the gamer rather than just a console.

There’s a huge scope in India, for interior designers these days as people keep revamping and renovating their homes, offices etc. every 5-6 years. New spaces such as restaurants, schools, new houses etc. also need the magic touch of an interior designer and awareness about this is spreading in India. Running your own interior design practice means being surrounded with creativity, choices, working flexibly at your own pace, earning a lot and being your own boss. It is also a very fulfilling job, when you see your design taking shape and being molded into reality!

An architecture or interior design office is one of the best places to work at. Everyday is a new challenge and there is no drudgery or dullness at work. Design is a team effort and thus it isn’t a cubicle job. The atmosphere at a design office is infectious and charged up as the space itself is so attractive and you are surrounded by smart, creative and talented people. There is a lot of hard work and perseverance required, but when you see a certain space come out amazing, it is all worth it.

There are a lot of elements involved in the interiors of a space. Flooring, ceiling, electrical, plumbing, paints, paneling and so on. Gaining knowledge about all these aspects, makes you an expert in every element. A lot of interior designers foray into business using this knowledge about specific interior elements. Hardware, timber, plywood, fixtures, ornaments, soft furnishing, modular kitchens, modular furniture etc. are some of the elements which guarantee a fascinating career as well fat profits.

This career is for those people who are passionate about design and are artistic. Since this career involves designing homes/properties, and then executing those designs to create the environment that the client wants, the person should have excellent management and communication skills, as well as be creative with his/her work. Those people who are good at maintaining their spending according to a budget as well as people who have a good knowledge about various materials are people who should defiantly be looking at interior designing as a potential career path. Moreover, people who have an eye for detail and enjoys solving puzzles would be an ideal interior designer.

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