Do your friends constantly comment on your beautifully decorated apartment? Do you colleagues include you into discussions and planning when the office layout needs work? These are tell tale signs that you could potentially make it as an Interior Designer / Decorative Consultant.
You would have an artistic flair, a natural at color matching and visualizing. You will need to know where to obtain the items that you need for your project so having an extensive network of friends and suppliers is important. You need to be a people person, able to quickly gauge what your client expects from you. Many times, your clients will have a basic idea of what they want. It’s your job to guide them along with suggestions and ideas.
While a formal qualification will help you get started, many in this business built their reputation on the quality of their work and the level of customer service. There are Interior Designers who ‘fell’ into this business without formal training and worked their way up to designing the homes of celebrities and VIPs. At the end of the day, the greatest proof of a job well done is the smile on your client’s face.