Have You Considered Turning Interior Decorating Into a Career?


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If you love interior decorating then an interior design job may be just what you are looking for. Often there is no better feeling than waking up into a home which looks professionally designed and which actually looks like a home. Interior designers get a great deal of comfort knowing that their creativity has helped another individual or family to enjoy their lives that little bit more! Also, it would give you the chance to have a well decorated home yourself. All it really needs is a little imagination!

How to Get Into the Interior Design Field

If you have been wondering how you could get into the interior design field then your first step should really be to research the education options within your area. Now, whilst you may have imagination and you may have the talent, nobody is going to hire you without any qualifications. It would be too much of a risk and not many people are too trusting these days. You need to be able to show what you can do and in order to do that you need to first get a qualification in interior design.

Once you have completed a college or university course, you can then focus on building up a portfolio. This is important if you want to show what you can do. Maybe if nobody will give you a chance, you could practice on friends and family? Usually friends and family are more than happy for you to redecorate one of their rooms and if they are happy with the result they may even let you loose on the whole house! In order to create a good portfolio you should take a picture of the room before you made it over and then take a picture afterwards. That way it gives people an idea of what you can do and it proves you know exactly what you are doing.

Working For A Company or Going it alone

When you first get into the interior design field, you will often find that you end up working for a company first. Whilst you may go into training and education imagining being alone and working for yourself, often it is just not that easy and you will need to work for a company before you can branch out. Working for a company will teach you new things and once you have enough experience you can then branch out on your own.

Remember that it will take some money to set the business up and also remember that all important profile too! It can take a while to build up a profile but you can do it if you really want to.

Andrew Caxton is the author and editor of more interior design resources published at http://www.home-decorating-reviews.com You can find more information and resources on interior decorating at his website.


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