So you want to be an interior designer
Working as an interior designer can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting job. One month you could be working on a three bedrooms family home and next you could be asked to consult on decor for Gloucester Park Homes. If you are thinking of moving into this kind of work, here are some things you might want to know beforehand.
- Designers and decorators are not the same thing. A designer will put together the vision for the decoration and the furniture and decor items as well. There is also a requirement for a designer to have some sort of formal, usually accredited qualification.
- You need to be good with spatial awareness,sm colours, architecture and textiles as you will need to carefully consider the space that is available and the needs of your client when drawing up interior design plans.
- Technical skills are a must as although you can spend vast amounts of time submerged in fabric and paint samples you will need to use software in order to draw up the vision that you need to share with your client.
- Communication skills are also a must and you need to have good people skills and this is imperative to be able to share your designs and to take on board any adjustments that your client may want to this.