Interior Design London UK

Whatever your interest in interior design, London is likely to have what you are looking for. Maybe you are seeking inspiration and imaginative tips on interior design for your own home or you are an interior designer and want to promote your own work, or perhaps you want to hire the services of a professional designer or even study interior design yourself, no matter what your need is, there is no better place to satisfy it than from the design capital of the UK itself, London.

Visiting Exhibitions in London

London hosts a number of exciting exhibitions every year, some of which focus on a specific area of interior design and others that are broader in their approach. Exhibitions serve many purposes, they can showcase new talent and fresh ideas from up and coming interior designers often alongside the work of already well established and highly sought after designers in the industry, they highlight the latest fashions and trends, spark new creative ways of thinking, provide opportunities to network and increase business sales and of course they offer the chance to view the work of some of the best interior designers in the world.

The following list represents just three Interior Design Exhibitions that regularly take place in London:

o 100 Percent Design – Exhibition usually takes place in September over 3 days and is open to the general public on one of those days. More information can be found at http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk

o Decorex – This exhibition also takes place each September but is only for trade and professionals in the interior design industry. Details of the next exhibition can be found at http://www.decorex.co.uk

o New Designers Exhibition – opens to the public and exhibits the work of thousands of new and up and coming designers every July. You can find out more information from http://www.newdesigners.co.uk

There are of course many other exhibitions taking place throughout the year and a list of them can be viewed on The British Interior Design Association website at http://www.bida.org

Hiring a professional Interior Designer

Many of us would like to transform our own home and although we may start out with great ideas and intentions, quite a few of us never actually get around to doing anything about it. Hiring a professional interior designer is one way of getting it done and if you don’t have someone in mind already; one place to start looking is The British Interior Design Association. The BDA keep a list on their site of interior designers who are either registered members or associated members.

Registered members are the most qualified and have the most experience as in order to get registered they have to satisfy the Association’s strict criteria. An Associate member has to have been working in the industry for at least a year and will have passed the association’s interview process for membership. You can search for an interior designer at http://www.bida.org.

Another option is The Interior Design Handbook website at http://www.interiordesign.com, where you can search a list of potential designers by location as well as speciality. You will also be able to view their profiles online.

Studying Interior design in London

London offers hundreds of courses on various aspects of interior design starting from the most basic right through to graduate degrees and beyond and so finding the right one can seem like a daunting task but it needn’t be if you know where to look.

A small sample of interior design schools in London include:

o The KLC school of Design

o The AIU School of Interior Design

o The Interior Design School

You could also try searching for other courses at http://www.floodlight.co.uk, which is the official guide to all the different adult education courses on offer throughout London. UCAS will also be able to provide you with comprehensive information on different undergraduate courses that are interior design related and what colleges and universities are offering these courses.

Why London for Interior Design?

London attracts a wealth of talent and creative thinking within the interior design Industry and is an important springboard for launching the very latest designs from some of the best interior designers in the world. London also provides endless opportunities for up and coming interior designers to showcase and promote their own work and can be a source of inspiration for anyone interested in interior design at any level.

Interior Design Ideas – Interior Designers Have 4 Goals For Your Home Or Office Project

A fantastic outcome for any interior designer, and more importantly for you, is an excellent interior design. The best way for an interior designer to get more business is referrals from happy clients. There are four areas that need to be kept in mind to assure that the end outcome will be a happy client. The designer is considering the function of each room. Of course, the finished ambiance is of utmost importance. The room should also reflect your beauty, handsomeness, personality, and the final concern is to establish and adhere to your budget.

Let us look at each of these individually. The function of the room includes how it will be used. Who is using it and what they will be doing in each room. Is it a public or private space? Each area has to be livable, be usable and function well for the activities intended for the space to be successful.

The next concern that we have for you, our clients, is that the end product is you feeling fantastic because you are surrounded by beauty in your home. This beauty is a reflection of your colors, likes and personality. If it matches you greatly, so that you love it, then the designer is successful. It is music to my ears to get the “this is much better than I thought it would be” call. “We Love it all and we are so excited to live in our new room, home or office!” One other thing is that it also must appeal to most other people too. It is always great to show off your new design to your friends and family and you want them to love it too!

The personality of a family should be reflected in your interiors. The people who live there have color likes and dislikes, hobbies, lots of choices to make in their interior and special traditions that are common in their family. Your designer must capture your unique personality so that when people see your residence, they think that it fits the person or persons that lives there. I call this your dream design, as opposed to the designer’s dream design.

The last concern for you is economy. Not everyone wants cheap furniture. What is lost with less costly furnishings is quality, detail and sometimes size. The less costly furniture is usually smaller in scale. Throw away furniture equals throw away money in my book, but each person must choose what they want. I advocate quality classic furniture that you love. I would rather see you take longer to finish the design project because you are waiting to get just the right pieces instead of buying a lot of furniture cheap.

Remember that the reason your interior designer is good is that he or she cares about the outcome greatly. They are considering the function, beauty, personality and budget to get the best design possible for you. The best compliment is an excited client who loves their new design! Music to my ears.