It is never too late to start following your dreams. Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken is such an example. He had a hard life right from the start. His father died when he was 4 years old, he had no proper education, got married at 18 and had a daughter by the age of 19. By the time he turned 65, he was contemplating suicide because just about every job he ever had had failed. But instead of committing suicide he started following his passion and retired a wealthy and successful businessman just a few years later. It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 65. If your heart is into interior designing then it is time to start working on your passion.
Travel the world and visit buildings for inspiration
Stephen Collins had his own interior design firm in the UK. He spent 17 years abroad, studying various buildings in different areas like the United States, Italy, Mexico and France. During his travels he developed a liking for interior design and started his own interior design firm in 1996 and from then on opened a hotel. Today he is a TV host and property developer. You can follow in Collins footsteps by also traveling the world to see buildings so you can start developing your own unique style for interior designing or perhaps get some tips from his TV show for your own designs.
Start studying for interior design
You need a master’s degree in interior design to become a professional interior designer. A degree in architecture can also greatly benefit you and your work. But the main point is that you start studying for interior design right now. Even online studies can be of great benefit to your future dream job.
Start working on voluntary projects while you study
It takes a while to become a qualified interior designer and even longer to gain enough experience in the field. By working on voluntary projects while you study you get the opportunity to work on your skills and you can use your work as reference to future clients.
Apply at design firms for your dream job
Once you have your degree in interior designing, you can start working at just about any interior design firm. This fantastic career offers a good salary, flexible working hours and is greatly rewarding since you aren’t stuck in the same spot every day.
Start your own firm
If you have enough experience in interior designing you can perhaps start doing this fun job on a freelance basis and earn extra cash on the sideline. You can even go a step further and start your own interior design firm. All it takes for a design firm to be successful is good marketing, a good name, good interior designing skills and some hard work and you could perhaps one day be a completely successfully and independent interior designer. When you have your own firm, you can choose your working hours and enjoy much more flexibility as well as many rewards as you can stand to work for.