Interior Design vs. Interior Decorating

Interior Design and Interior Decorating are often misunderstood and thought to be interchangeable. If you are looking to make changes to your home or commercial space, it helps to understand which professional is most suited for the project.

What is Interior Design?

Interior design is the art and science of understanding human behavior to create functional spaces. Interior Designers are space planners, layout experts, and artists. Their expertise and abilities range from knowing which walls to tear down and adding windows, to creating a cohesive theme for any space.

The Interior Design Process 

Interior designers are experts in spatial awareness. During an initial consultation, an Interior Designer will visit the space to analyze how it is currently being used and determine how functionality can improve. The next step is rebuilding. Interior designers will set the foundation for the project by drawing up an initial floor plan from the details that are set. What separates Interior Designers apart is their ability to think about the overarching goal and understand where the smaller details fit within it.

What is Interior Decorating?

Interior decorating is the furnishing of a space with fashionable accessories. Interior Decorators will bring a client’s ideas to life by arranging furniture and accessories to fit a specific theme.

The Interior Decorating Process

The first step of the process involves creating the ideal look and feel of the interior. At that point, an Interior Decorator can select and place decorative elements throughout different rooms. Interior decorators will pick color schemes, purchase accessories, arrange furniture, and place art to keep with a cohesive theme.

Zelman Interior Design Experience

We craft luxurious, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind spaces for our clients. Our team of Interior Designers will start by getting to know your personality and lifestyle in order to create the most functional use for your space.

Our process involves working with our clients to learn their design styles and transforming their vision into sketches, inspiration boards, and 3D digital renderings before the building begins. Using the latest interior design technology, we can virtually arrange walls and ceilings, place appliances and furniture, and showcase different color palettes.

Whether it be residential or commercial, Zelman Style Interiors is the expert in beautiful, luxurious spaces tailored to the client’s lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and begin the journey towards your dream interior.