1. Interior Decoration Is Not Interior Design
You might be good with colors, textures, selection and placement of home décor objects, and might have received a lot of appreciation on your interior decoration skills; but those decoration skills just aren't sufficient to become an interior designer. Interior decoration is a subdomain under interior design and only executes the process of design.
2. High Demand for Interior Designers in India
Rather than saying that there is a great scope for interior designers in India, we could rephrase that to 'there is a grave scarcity of interior designers in India'. As mentioned before, currently there is a need for 100000 interior designers in India alone. The industry is growing at a rate of 20% and is expected to do so until 2018. So if you are planning to take up interior design as a career now, I would say you are in the right time to shine!
3. It Is A Very Rewarding Job!
The average pay for an entry level interior designer could be around 4 lakh per annum and a senior interior designer could earn up to a whopping 30 lakh perannum! Yes, interior design is one of the most lucrative jobs in India!
4. Interior Design Specializations
Interior Design necessarily doesn't mean designing and planning residence interiors and other living spaces. Commercial and office spaces, industries like healthcare and retail, whole of the hospitality industry which includes hotels, cafes and resorts, public exhibits and art galleries, furniture manufacturers… everybody needs interior designers. All of the above mentioned are in fact treated as specializations in interior design.