Have you ever felt like you could be an interior designer? Are you always receiving compliments on your interior design taste? Do you love decorating rooms and arranging furniture? If so, probably a career in interior design is right for you. However, there are some things you should know before leaving your current job, and try to conquer the design world. But don´t worry, we bring some tips that may help you decide.
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The first thing you should know about design is that anyone can become an interior decorator. Literally. Someone who loves playing with colors, fabrics, and textiles can become a decorator. However, you are not a designer. If you want to become an interior designer you must have an accredited education; an associate or bachelor’s degree is a requisite for working in the interior design field.
While fabrics, furniture, and color may play a large role in interior design, there are plenty of other tasks that are required of interior designers — many of which may seem less like fun and more like work.
Interior designers need to be educated in the history of design, the structural integrity of buildings, building codes, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, psychology, computer-aided drawing (CAD) and much more.
Just because designers are educated and have good taste does not make their choices superior to their clients. The interior designer’s job is to offer a variety of styles and direct the client toward the right design choice while allowing the client to feel in charge.
Interior design is a competitive business. The key to success is getting yourself noticed. An amazing designer portfolio will certainly help you land jobs.
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