10 home decor don’ts

“Whether you’re a diva, a country girl or a beach bum, it’s important to make your personality shine through in your living space.

But let’s be honest: Achieving your ideal look isn’t as easy as it appears on some television design shows. Those hosts are professional decorators. But regular people? We make mistakes.

Part of the problem is that many of us start the decorating process without mapping out a strategy.

“”If you don’t have a plan, your style can go off in another direction or you’ll buy things that don’t fit the room,”” says interior designer Taniya Nayak of HGTV’s Billion Dollar Block and Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible. “”You go all mish-mash and spend a lot more money than you need to.”””

Written by USA TODAY

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5 Career Paths In Interior Design

“There are many career paths in interior design that you can venture into. As long as you are happy and accomplished, it does not matter what type of designer you are.

5 Career Paths In Interior Design

Two things can provide a massive jump start to your interior design career. You will be expected to have obtained an interior design bachelors degree and be accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) or the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). After that, the world is yours. Here are five interior design career choices to consider:”

Written by Devney Walsh

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What is Interior Design?

“The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in the best way: The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. Read the full definition from NCIDQ.

Designers Defining Themselves
Throughout the process – the journey – of the creative process, designers are constantly defining themselves and redefining their work. We’ve culled a few observations from our Members, friends and Board Members. We hope it provides a glimmer of inspiration for you in your work and your life.”

Written by International Interior Design Association 

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