Los Angeles Interior Design – Better Safe than Sorry

14 Aug 2013

Being an interior designer is not one of those jobs you suddenly choose to take up. It is also different than being an accountant or an economist. It is an art, it is as creative as jobs get. You need a special talent, a creativity to assemble interiors with style or devise a plan to arrange new things in a way that leaves people astonished. When you want to do things in a big way, it doesn’t get much bigger than the city of angels.

Los Angeles in not just the heart of the state of California, but also the home of Hollywood. It is where the biggest names in the industry reside, where all the glitter and shining exists. In a city where parties and events are not occasions but routine, status means everything. In such a city, houses are looked upon as status symbols. They are looked upon with scrutiny and envy and most people find it satisfying to make others feel jealous. This is where the interior designing comes in. Without appropriate interior design even multi-million dollar houses lack the magic. With such high importance comes much pressure. Pressure to get it right the first time, the pressure to not disappoint clients, who are often wealthy, famous individuals. Just being good is not enough. The competition is fierce and reputation is everything. Second chances to fix mistakes are a rare opportunity. Although there is the possibility of human error, there are certain pitfalls that must be addressed.

First things first, you need a theme. Not having a theme in mind is a common mistake that can be very costly. Not having a theme means not having a plan. It is impractical to head on a journey without any clue of the destination. You need to know where you are going so that you can take the essential steps towards the desired direction. Contradictory and mixed themes, which do not complement each other, do not look good by any means. The same is true with textures and decorations. This mistake is nothing short of being sloppy. With celebrities and important individuals at hand to impress, this could be a major deal breaker.

Moving on, we have another common mistake of blindly following a specific trend. Trends are like seasons – one arrives while another leaves. Trends do not last too long. With changing times, we adopt different ideas and inspirations. If you follow a specific trend without considering long-term implications, you might receive praise at first, but what about when it completely goes out of style? You cannot really expect to be rehired by the same client, can you? You need to incorporate your style, as well as take your clients requirements in account, and then devise a plan that gives one lasting impact.

Next we have “playing safe.” An interior designer that is afraid or reluctant to experiment generally lacks self-belief. This does not sit well with most clients. What these designers most commonly do is avoid expressing themselves and over-use white. This makes the setting look mundane and uninviting. If you really believe you deserve to be decorating major houses in L.A, you better learn to trust yourself with choices. Today, the interior designing process is different from the past. Without risk and experimentation, houses seem lifeless. Therefore, a little creativity is appreciated.

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