Top 3 Tips for Fledgling Interior Designers

July 22, 2016

Minimalist Interior Design Moodboard

 

The world of interior design is an ever-evolving industry. It is like the digital world where one needs to be constantly updated with the latest trends in order to keep the business running.

If you’re a fledgling interior designer and want to be successful in your chosen field, here are a few tips to get you started.

Don’t aim for perfection right away

Interior design is like writing a term paper. Make a draft, revise it, and then improve its various components. Things don’t have to be perfect all at once. A home’s interior should reflect the homeowner’s style and this can only be accomplished if you work with them closely to produce the best efforts possible.

Look for inspiration by getting to know your clients

Does your customer want minimalistic designs that are extremely popular in Japan? Or do they want décor reminiscent of the Victorian era? Don’t rely on books too much and talk to your clients to get valuable feedback. Try showing them various colors and get them to imagine the colors painted on their walls by creating and presenting digital sample boards, and ask them how they feel about it.

Lighting goes well with mood, and you can also get inspiration from this from your clients. Are they a morning person or a night owl? Low-level lighting, curtain colors, as well as ceiling lights will be crucial depending on your client’s personality. Books can be great sources of inspiration when it comes to making these design choices. Look at the many trending decors in the industry, present these to your client and see which they feel best suits their personality.

 

Hone your maths skills

Hone your Math skills

Interior design is not all about choosing curtains and windows; it’s also about precision. Keep in mind that there are many probabilities that you can do if you’re a master of Math. Just like in a game of chance, by developing your awareness of the underlying probabilities that describe the outcomes of decisions and actions, you will be able to manage expectations and adjust as necessary. If an interior designer doesn’t have at least the necessary Math skills important in interior design, he or she won’t be able to make the necessary adjustments should the design call for it. So, working with scale drawings it’s important to hone your Math skills especially if you’re just starting out.

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