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How to Boost Your Career in Interior Designing?

Updated On : 31 Mar 2022

Keeping up with the latest trends is an integral part of your job that will decide if your clients trust your work enough to invest in it. 

How to Boost Your Career in Interior Designing?

There are no exact roadmaps to follow when aspiring to be successful in any career. And given the multitude of variables that follow creative careers like interior designing, attracting success requires extra effort. You will need an undying passion for your work and a strong resolve to create designs that sell. 

Here are 7 ways you can make sure your career reaches its peak:

1. Learn how to leverage 3D rendering 

This is by far the most innovative technological advancement that the interior design industry has witnessed. With the use of 3-D rendering, you can showcase your designs to prospective clients in an impeccable and effortless way for them to be able to visualise the project better. 3-D modelling software will bring your ideas to life using 3-D images. These models can also be seen by clients online without the need for them to visit the listing in person. That saves time and energy for both you and your clients. It is time for you to include the power of 3-D imaging in your work to reap unmissable benefits. 

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2. Say yes to new learnings 

Creative industries are always evolving, especially with the advent of the internet. More and more high-tech programs are being introduced to make your work easier while fulfilling the expectations of your potential clients. Keeping up with the latest trends is an integral part of your job that will decide if your clients trust your work enough to invest in it. 

3. Sign-up for support groups 

Yes, you read that right. There are various support groups out there for you to join where you will have the opportunity to interact with like-minded and driven interior designers. Platforms like these will essentially help you get new perspectives, learn about new evolvements in the sector and network with the best in the field.  

4. Build yourself a genuine website 

Yet another factor that can give your interior design career a rise is getting your work online. In order for clients all over the world to witness your work, it needs to have an online presence in the form of a creatively intriguing website. It will act as a portfolio of your work for potential clients so make sure you make it as interactive an experience as possible. 

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5. Invest in enhancing your photography

The pictures you use to showcase your listing to potential clients have the power to make or break a deal. In other words, what you are trying to sell should look like a home to your customers for them to imagine living there. So, your interior design career will experience a definite boost if you invest in a professional photographer or learn the art of enhancing the photographs of your listing. Remember that photographs will create the first impression of your work in front of potential clients.

6. Embrace diversity 

Consider diversifying your work in terms of the localities that you aim to serve and the prices that you plan to set to redirect your career positively. Interior designers need to remarket their work and use their skills, talents and unique design offerings in an improved manner to attract profitable clientele.

7. Hone your communication skills

Come to think of it, creative careers such as interior designing require you to be a people's person. From convincing clients to explain your ideas to the project managers, contractors, supervisors, vendors and labourers you need to be precise. If your convincing powers and communication skills are unbeatable, you will be able to convert innumerable potential clients into sure-shot leads and make sure your team is working on the same page as you. 

Entering any creative field might seem daunting at first. But with the right attitude, mindset and a little extra work on the above-mentioned factors, you will be able to uplift your interior design career to a desired level. 

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Article contributed by: Rahul Agarwal, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Styldod