Interior Design As A Career

There are few careers as fun, exciting, and creatively stimulating as Interior Design! If you have a flair for the creative, an eye for quality and constantly find your friends commenting on just how great your living room looks then a career as an Interior Designer might be for you.

If you ARE looking to get your start, our Interior Design Online Course is the perfect gateway to starting your own small business where you can turn your talents into a lucrative and fulfilling career.

Not sure yet? Read on to learn what your future as an interior designer might look like.

What Interior Designers Do

Interior designers are experts at creatively combining colors, materials, furnishings, fixtures, plant life and artwork to create an experience within a space.

A talented interior designer can transform a small, simple space into a cozy retreat or even a vibrant work area that encourages productivity. 

Main Responsibilities In Interior Design

Consulting with clients on their ideas, requirements, and resources and then using your knowledge of design to achieve their goals
Understand, create, and apply “mood concepts” that fit in with the layout of the space such as:

  • Colour schemes
  • Furniture
  • Fixtures
  • Getting the most out of your clients budget
  • Using computer programs like photoshop or AutoCad to create concept pieces to help clients envision what the space will look like before the main work is carried out.

What are mood concepts, and why is a mood board essential

It’s one thing to be able to conceptualize a rich decadent space with luxurious furniture complimented with expertly positioned flora and that perfect key art piece on the brickwork but how do you materialize this vision?

A mood board can “capture” this vision in a way you can instantly recall that evocative image at any time, and convey those feelings to a client!

First, lay out all the images and material samples you can collect that capture the mood of your vision and organize them in the scale that you feel reflects their presence in your final vision of the space

Then, put them together on a board (either digital or physical if you’re feeling crafty!) and you’ll have the perfect snapshot of your vision.

How To Become An Interior Designer

Interior design is a career in which your ability to perform the work is more important than formal qualifications, for this reason you can start your own local interior design business simply by building up your skill set through informal training or work experience in an interior design firm.

If you are starting a business, you’ll also need to build out your brand and start developing a client base, close friends and family are a great place to start because they are already exposed to your talents at home and may have been thinking about getting your help.

Once you have a few successful projects under your belt, word of mouth will spread and you’ll be on your new career path as an interior designer.

Why interior design is important

Like many things, good interior design often goes unnoticed but a great interior design can create spaces that inspire, enrich and invigorate people's lives.

Great interior design can:

  • Improve aesthetic quality
  • Add functionality
  • Save money
  • Improve safety
  • Lower maintenance stress
  • Increase property resale value
  • Improve moods
  • Create a great first impression
  • Improve accessibility for the elderly or disabled

Furthering your career in interior design

Interior designers aren't just running around improving people's living rooms, there are numerous pathways you can take to lead a unique and exciting lifestyle!

Some interior designers head into set design in the film industry where your skills can be put to use in anything from a new york apartment to an alien labyrinth.

Others move into kitchen design in the commercial restaurant industry, optimizing spaces for work flow.

That spectacular hotel lobby you saw on your last holiday? Every last detail was planned by an expert interior designer who knew how to create a welcoming space.

No matter where you look though, there’s a place for an interior designer to add their creative and productive flare and enrich the lives of others.

Interior Design Online Courses at Courses For Success

That's all very exciting but how do YOU take action on starting your interior design career?

The first step? Take the conscious effort to plan out a space at home, pick a room, lounge? Living? Dining? really have a go at elevating that space and putting your creativity in it

Once you’ve done that, congratulations you’ve created the worst space you’ll ever create, and if it’s that good imagine how good your best works are going to be!

Our comprehensive Interior Design Online Course is the next step, though we wouldn't fault you for wanting to get your hands on the knowledge first.

By studying this course you’ll learn everything you need to know to get your start, it has been specifically designed to help you build your skillset AND your confidence so that when it comes to sprucing up your coworker's travesty of a lounge room you’ll be ready to go.

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