Summary: In order to make a name for yourself, you’ll need a solid foundation and a vision.
Starting an interior design business from the ground up can be a stressful yet rewarding project. Not entirely knowing what to do is completely normal and simply part of the learning process. That being said, devising a plan that you can follow to get your business up and running can be the difference maker in how well it is received.
If your dream is to start an interior design business, follow these tips to maximize the chances of success.
Create a Portfolio
When people are searching around for interior designers to help them redesign their office or home, they want to see some samples of work the designer has done in the past. If you have worked with furniture from The Foam Factory or other companies to create layouts for clients before, documenting them by way of digital photo could be an excellent way to show potential clients what kind of work you can do for them.
As you complete each project, you can group the best photos together and categorize them to showcase them on your website.
Create a Mission Statement
When you are just starting out one of the biggest mistakes you could make is trying to do too much, too quickly. You might feel comfortable placing a mattress replacement or a row of desks in a modern-styled home but lack the experience working with traditional or rustic styles. Sticking with your strengths in the beginning can help you establish a reputation and increase your list of clients. As you start to gain a following you can branch out and expand to other types of environments to furnish.