5 Things to Know About An Interior Designer

Life of an interior designer is not as easy as it looks. And the primary reason it seems so easy is that there are a lot of things involved in this job that people don’t know about it. People think interior designing is all about transferring stuff from furniture stores to the client’s houses and beautifully arrange them.

Well, there is a lot more to fashion designing than just this. In this article, we will read about some of those things.

1.    There is a difference in Decorators and Designers

 The difference between these two: Education. Anyone can be an interior decorator. They would love playing with fabrics, colours and textiles and become a decorator. Get themselves clients and that it. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but interior designers have the necessary information and education.

2.    You must have a knack for design

Now, you must be thinking why I am stating the obvious, but it is just that important! You must have an innate ability to think of spatial arrangements, pair the colours together. Just because you get compliments for decorating your house does not mean you are an interior designer, it is only one right step in being one.

3.    The salary is not as high as you think

The median salary of an interior designer in the US is $42,380 per year. It too depends on a lot of factors – work experience, education, location, and the size of the firm. Usually, an interior designer is paid less than someone working for a high-end architectural firm.

4.    You have to be a people person

A successful interior designer is a mind reader and a people pleaser. You should be able to steer the client away from a favourable outcome. All the while making them feel as if they are in control of the situation. Al the time, interior designers have to valance the client’s desires with their own design decisions. Not everyone can maintain this balance for a long time successfully.

5.    A portfolio is a must

A picture tells more stories than a thousand words, and it is especially true in the case of interior designers. You might be able to talk about colours, textures, and designs al day, but if you have nothing to show, then all of that is a waste. It would help if you had an outstanding portfolio that showcases your talent.

If you are new in the field, then you might want to offer your services at a lower cost so that you can build a portfolio first.

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