The market for interior designing is growing with raising income levels of the people. The working middle class youth who are becoming proud owners of the houses at a younger age are looking for these services to make their interiors of the property look more beautiful and comfortable. IT employees, builders and other corporate are also profoundly looking at these services.
The growth of the industry is also enabling more students take it as a profession. Over the years, there is a constant rise in students taking the interior design course at Hamstech. Many students taking it as four year course shows the opportunities the industry is offering to the graduates. There is wide range of people from housewives to civil engineers who are taking it as a profession, said Vaishali Sen, Department head, Interior Design, Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior designing.
The industry doesn’t limit itself offering services to just housing sector but also include shopping malls, offices, set designing in films and TV serials, theme weddings, furniture designing among others.
Many feel interior designing is only for the upper class but this notion is slowly changing. Many middle class clients are looking to make their interiors look beautiful by hiring designers. There are many freelancers and there are also services offered from interior design companies.
The costs for the services would depend on what client specifies and budget. Sometimes, the designer takes cares of everything from concept development to execution by hiring different professionals. At times, only the consultancy services are offered by just giving the inputs and design. The costs would be anywhere above `50,000 to have the services of interior designer, she said.
Not only should the aesthetics, the design should solve the purpose of the residence. For instance, every room has its own function in a residence. The master bedroom has a different function from the child room. The master bedroom has to have soothing colours and everything should be designed in a pattern to make the the couple relaxed after a hard day at work. On the other side, the child’s room is different according to the gender and also have certain theme that reflects his/her interests, said Vaishali.
Interior design should reflect the time which we are living in. The horizontal space is getting lesser and the vertical extension is taking place. The designers are also looking to make the house more spacious by developing open kitchens. Usage of glass and mirror also makes it spacious. The furniture is also simple and does not have heavy carving work now as people don’t have time to maintain the furniture. The contemporary style is a current trend, where the usage of glass and steel is more and there is also preference for eco-friendly and light weight products.