A new trend has gradually come into force, where homes, offices, shopping malls or other public spaces are styled and decorated to attract eye balls. Exclusive styles and designs are seen as trendy and hence attractive. Planning, executing and decorating such exclusive spaces have assumed enormous importance, necessitating interior designers to gear up for the job.
But how does one become an interior designer? This has been a hot topic of discussion in career boards and social networking spaces. But how do you get into this line of profession? I am providing tips here, on how to become an interior designer.
How to Become an Interior Designer
Find out Your Aptitude for the Job
Are you a person, who, as you walk into a room or a place, feel that the layout, color combinations, fabrics or furnishings require a re-look to bring out better results? Do people around you feel that you have eyes for design and style and capable of good suggestions to bring out the best in the environment?
Do you have an aesthetic sense that can be harnessed to bring out results? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then you can be a good candidate to be an interior designer, for the job requires the capacity to combine all of the above with imagination and hard work to create magic around you.
Get Suitably Qualified
A degree or certification in the relevant field is not a prerequisite to be an interior designer. Your sense of beauty and instinct can trigger a career for you.
However, if you plan to pursue a full time profession, a bachelors degree would prepare you to polish your sense of design, introduce you to new trends and modern style. A degree or a certification will facilitate a full time job with an interior decoration firm.
Observe Your Surroundings and Learn
Mere degree offers you an introduction into the field of designs. However, continuous observation of materials used, suitability for the weather conditions, attitude of people occupying relevant spaces and successful styling around, can improve your skills. This will earn you success, when you aim at a serious career in this line.
Practice Your Skill for Perfection
Practically getting into the job of decorating will expose you to the difficulties in the field. Decorating your own room, home or your office space with a modest budget will bring out the talent in you. Accept the feedback that comes from people around you about your design capabilities. You can always use their assessments to better your tastes and work on them. Actual practice makes a perfect professional in this field.
Secure Appropriate License
If the place you propose to work requires you to obtain a licence to practice, do look for one. Some states even conduct an entrance test to provide the license. Hence it is better to research for such special requirements before taking it up as a profession.
Prepare a Resume of Experience and Build up Contacts
A good resume highlighting your experience will help you gain business. A short term work under a specialist would help you build that portfolio. A broader contact network will help you gain access to business and enlarge the field of practice. If you think working individually is a strain on your finance, it would be advisable to join a design firm where you can gain expertise and contacts. You may later think of doing independent contracts once your confidence builds up.
Keep Updating Your Skill Continuously
Even as tastes are continuously evolving, you would do better to keep learning from experience and from the atmosphere around you. Continuously improving your tastes would earn you more business. It is true that to become a successful designer, one has to keep up with the fashion trends, cultivate innate interest for design and the capacity to repeat creating. I hope these tips will help you pick up a career in interior designing and achieve success.