Beyond DIY: Choosing a Career as an Interior Designer

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Interior design is a complex and intricate field. Whether you are remodeling an existing home or constructing a brand new one, an interior design professional will help you decide on wall colours, fabrics, furniture and flooring to make a beautifully aesthetically pleasing room. An interior designer not only helps with the designing and planning of the project but also helps with the cost assessment and budgeting. In this article, we will take a look at some tips and advice for people thinking of becoming an interior decorator.

The first thing you need to do before considering a career in interior design is to gain as much knowledge as possible about the subject both formally (via education) and informally (through your own volition). Reading books and magazines related to interior design will give you a good grounding in the field in terms of getting a feel for design trends. Of course, formal education is the vital cornerstone of developing your skillset. However, this doesn't have to be a degree at a university. There are many interior design courses available that do not require such a financial and time commitment. The key thing is the end result - your skillset. This will depend very much on your passion for the trade. If you have a love for interior design, you will hone your skills both formally and informally.

Be proactive! Get out your sketch pad and draw out potential interior design ideas. Don't be too bold if you're just getting started. There are a lot of practical issues you need to understand before you start getting into more conceptual designs. Build up your own portfolio of designs using software - you can create virtual designs this way. Share these with experienced designers and learn from their feedback.

The third tip and advice are to develop an eye for colour palettes. Choose pieces according to colours that appeal to you. When you have chosen colours, remember that colours can easily be changed if they do not match the style you have selected earlier. So, if the first piece you pick does not go well with your other choices, you can always change the colours according to your preferences and make the room more attractive and inviting. This is where 3D mockups become necessary - they allow you to show clients all kinds of colour schemes very quickly.

A fourth interior design tip for home interiors is to choose a good pattern when it comes to your wall coverings. Remember that patterns can easily be updated so look for modern patterns that will not date too quickly. A great way to update the look of your room is to add some large plants in strategic positions around the room. These large plants can give your place a lush look that will help bring life to your space.

Finally, make sure that you take time in choosing your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Do not rush to make choices here because it will be essential in ensuring that your interior decoration project goes smoothly and efficiently. Before you buy anything or purchase anything for this project, make sure that you have studied and understood colours, patterns and textures that will go well with your chosen pieces. Following these interior design ideas for home interiors will guarantee that you will get the results you are hoping for.

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