For some of us, getting stuck into home interiors is the best thing we can imagine. We decorate for fun and end up redoing rooms which are perfect, just because we have the design bug. The moment we step into someone else’s house, we want to get our hands on their walls, not because they’re wrong, but because we know we’d make them better. Oh, the cruel fate of a closet interior designer.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way. If the above sounds too familiar to you, it may be time to take your interior designs elsewhere. After all, your home probably can’t take another coat of paint. And, your family may well be sick of the constant changes. So, why not branch out with your interiors by pursuing any one of the following career choices?
Work as a freelancer
Freelance work is ever on the rise. In fact, by 2020, it’s thought that 50% of us will be going it alone. And, the best part about freelance work is that it can take any guise you want it to. So, there’s nothing stopping you from taking off with your designs. Just set up a website, and start building your brand. The hardest part about this is often developing a style. But, if you’ve been going mad on your walls already, you likely already have one. Even better, you have the designs right there to take pictures of. Building a portfolio from the off is essential, so make sure to take photos of your home. Then, put them online and start to create interest. It may also be worth redesigning rooms for your friends, who can then spread the message. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth!
If you have the money behind you, investing in property is another fantastic way to incorporate your designs elsewhere. By becoming a landlord, you have the freedom to design the interiors on rental properties. Bear in mind that you won’t be able to go this alone. Your skills in the design area won’t help you with renovations, and you’ll also need to consider ADA compliance and other legal issues. Only the professionals can take care of that stuff. But, once they have, you’ll be free to design the space however you want it. And, by putting a no-decoration clause in your contracts, you can ensure it stays that way!
Apply to a design company
If going it alone sounds too much like hard work, you could apply to one of the existing interior companies. Bear in mind that this is more for those who enjoy the process than the creation. When working for another company, you’ll have no choice but to work to their decor trends. But, if it’s the painting process that you love most, this shouldn’t be an issue. Plus, the longer you’re with the company, the more creative freedom you’ll have. Either way, this could be the experience you need to get you started.