Your friends all tell you how much they love the way your house looks. They all tell you that you have a great sense of color and your tastes are fabulous. If they are telling you this, then they also could be telling you something else, that you would be a great interior decorator. This is a business that requires no special education, only an eye for color coordination and a love of beauty, and it can easily be run from your home.
Even though it seems that good interior decorators are born with a natural talent for their job, most of them are not. What they have done is developed their sense of color, along with their memory of the places they have seen that they found beautiful. This is the essence of being a home decorator, training your eye to see what other people have done and learning to incorporate it into your own tastes.
You probably already spend lots of time looking through various home decorating and interior design magazines thinking to yourself “I wish I could try that or this fabric and it would look great with that paint”, now you can get paid to try it. Take the time to educate yourself in all aspects of interior decorating; you will need to learn as much as you can about finishes, use of space, lighting and furnishings, right down to the hardware. You can learn all this on the Internet or through books and magazines. Some local colleges may also offer classes on interior decorating. The more you learn about styles like Southwestern or Art deco the more you can offer.
Experiment with your own home, be sure to take before and after pictures for your portfolio, this will be a much needed tool of your trade, as you begin your new business. Do this with every job you finish, and do not be afraid to ask your customers for letters of recommendation to include in your portfolio. This is how you will introduce your prospective customers to both your work and your own personality.
If you are still not sure that you are ready to start your own business full time, then get a job working for some who is already in the business and understudy to them for a while as you learn the tricks of the trade. If there is not a job available as an interior decorator, many furniture stores and design centers look for people with your talents, as do home builders and hotel chains. There are plenty of opportunities in the home interior decorating business if you have the talent then you can have a very successful home business.
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