Everyone has an aspiration to have a home of their own. A home you can design to your own specific tastes and requirements. But even though a lot of focus is given to the location of the house, the architecture of the house, etc, till recently the interior design of the house has been relegated to the background by all but the most well-to-do households. In India, traditionally, interior design has been limited to one of two ways
- Getting a carpenter in your house to make the furniture for you
- Going to a local shop and purchasing furniture and decor you like.
The art and science of interior design has mostly been neglected in favor of easily available furniture and decor items. The two major reasons behind this were the lack of knowledge and the cost associated with getting designer help.
This is slowly changing in India with the rising income levels, the spread of information thanks to the internet, and more people getting into the interior design field. We can see the effects of this rise in the number of companies which have opened up in the last 5 years which cater to this demand. From Furniture product companies like Urban Ladder to design and execution firms like Livspace, Homelane, Arrivae etc. new companies have sprung up to serve the needs of the people looking to create beautiful homes.
If you are looking to get your interiors done, the whole process can seem a little daunting. Essentially, there are 3 ways in which you can get your interiors done besides the traditional approach –
You can search for an independent interior designer or a design firm using services like Houzz, UrbanClap, etc. You can also just google for design firms in your city and choose one of them. The advantage of this approach is that all the design needs are taken care of by the designer herself and you can get the design executed by any carpenter or firm of your choice. The designer will typically help you source furniture and decor pieces that go well together and create a cohesive design for your home.
You can also hire a design and execution firm. These firms will understand your needs, create designs according to them, and then do the execution as well. These are one-stop shops which make them highly convenient. The only downside of such an approach is that any such firm will typically push the products that they themselves sell, even though they might not fit your exact requirements.
If you have the time and inclination, you can also design your own interiors. There are tools available now, which can make this process very easy and fast. Infurnia interior design software is one such web-based tool you can use. It’s very easy to learn and you can start designing your house in minutes. You can continue to refine your design as many times as you want, share it with your family and friends to get their opinions, and then create beautiful renders of your design. The execution can be done by any carpenter or firm of your choice. The advantage of this approach is the amount of control it gives you over exactly how you want your house to look.
So, if you have been looking for an easy way to design your house, start with Infurnia, and create interiors that inspire you and your loved ones.