Christopher Poehlmann

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How to become an interior designer?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

How to become an interior designer?

First of all, you need to get schooled and get a degree or an accreditation that will say that you are officially an interior designer. Today, one of the most important things you can have is an education, and such is the case here. Besides the degree you’ll get there, you’ll also get some knowledge that could get put to good use on the job. So, the first thing you should do is to find the place where you can get educated and get an accreditation.

Modern-European-Interior-DesignOnce, you’ve found the place, you’ll need to start attending the lectures, or if the accreditation program only consists of taking tests, you need to start reading what you are being told to read. The only way to truly understand this job is by learning, and the best way to learn about it is through a certified institution.

Once you’ve learner and read as much as you can about interior design, you will be required to get tested, and if you score high enough, you will receive an accreditation, which will be really important for the future, because it shows that you know what you’re doing and you’re not just some brainless hoot trying to get himself into something he doesn’t understand.

Now that you’ve gotten yourself an accreditation, finding a job might be a good thing to do. You can either open up your own interior designing company, or try to get a job in an existing one. Whatever you do, you should first have some experience made by offering your help for free, and then documenting it for your portfolio. This portfolio will show all the greatness of your skills, and could help your clients find a way to express themselves.

interior_design_image1423034853Now that you’ve become an official interior designer, you should start working on developing your own style, but at the same time, you need to be respectful of your clients’ wishes. So, listen to them and take their ideas as a starting point, but then try to lead them to something you would appreciate even more.

Also, there is no going forward without learning. Even though your education might be formally over, no good professional stops learning, whatever the profession he might be working in. There are always some new things being invented and discovered, and it is up to you to keep up with them. Only in such a way could you stay on top and never lose your place there.

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