A decorator is a person whose job involves decorating rooms — fixing them up, painting, arranging furniture, and so on. Your uncle might hire a decorator to help him furnish his brand new, fancy vacation home.

You can also call a decorator a designer or an interior designer. Skilled decorators are particularly good at combining colors, fabrics, rugs, and furniture styles to make a good-looking space. Even if you're not a professional decorator, you could offer to help a friend decorate her apartment, painting her walls bright orange and sewing fuzzy green pillows for her sofa. Decorator comes from the Latin word decorare, "to adorn, embellish, or beautify."

Definitions of decorator

n someone who decorates

Type of:
artist, creative person
a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

n a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings

designer, house decorator, interior decorator, interior designer, room decorator
Charles Eames
United States designer noted for an innovative series of chairs (1907-1978)
Type of:
specialiser, specialist, specializer
an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

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