If you’ve ever thought about being an interior designer, you’re probably someone who loves to use their creativity to problem solve and create beautiful visual spaces. Interior design can be a great career choice for someone who has a lot of ideas and a desire to express themselves through colors, patterns and lighting. Interior designers can transform spaces by envisioning their potential, no matter how big or small the space might be. Does that sound like you?
Here are 6 signs you might want to consider a career in interior design:
- Decorating is your main hobby
If you love to decorate your space and often get inspired by décor that you come across, it shows you are a visual creative, and someone who would naturally be good at interior design.
Decorating isn’t just about having interesting objects in various places in a room, there is an element of decision involved. You understand that decorating is not just about making a space “look good”, it’s about how it makes you feel the moment you enter a room.
- You have ambitions to run your own interior design business
Many interior designers eventually become self-employed or start their own business because their skills are in high demand. From open plan offices to cafes and even shopping malls, interior designers are needed to create a look and feel that conveys a client’s vision. If you’ve always seen yourself as more of a creative entrepreneur, and don’t want to be behind a desk all day then managing your own interior design business might just be your calling!
- You always see room for improvement
Interior designers are perfectionists. When they envision a space, they can describe all the minute details that the average person wouldn’t think of, and they are able to see how it all comes together.
Even if a space looks fine to everyone else, you’re able to seek out and spot areas that need improvement. Adding different colors, taking away objects of clutter and changing the lighting can all make a tremendous difference to a space.
- You’re a creative problem solver
Interior design is not just about decorating. It’s also about functionality and ensuring your client is happy with the results.
Interior designers know that it’s not always about them and that they must make room for their client’s ideas. Clients have their own ideas about what they like and as an interior designer you know when to step back and let your client make the decision. You’re able to solve creative problems by listening and being flexible to create something both you and your client are proud of.
- You can envision the potential of any space
Often times an interior designer works from scratch, with a blank slate in front of them. But they also work with existing designs to improve them and change up the style. If you’re someone who’s born to be an interior designer, you can work with both these scenarios.
Your creativity allows you to see the finished product before it’s complete. This means that once you get an idea in your head, you are able to turn it into a reality.
- You love experimenting with colors, textures and prints
The artful combination of colors, textures, materials and prints is a skill that only visual creatives possess (especially ones with an interest in interior design).
You probably have a unique sense of style and love to express yourself through your clothing choices. An understanding and appreciation of fashion is a characteristic of many interior designers. You may also enjoy doing DIY’s, sewing and painting.
At the end of the day, a career in interior design can be an amazing way to make use of your creative skills and talents.
Did any of these signs resonate with you?