Pros and cons of being an Interior Designer really can be depended on many factors including on how you view the profession and what you want to get out of it. Here are a few very important questions and like many other profession and you need to ask yourselves these questions before we proceed further to the pros and cons of being an Interior Designer and they are…
- do you enjoy being creative?
- is being an Interior Designer your dream?
- is interior design is your passion?
- do you you enjoy the arts?
If you answered at least ‘yes’ to 3 of the above questions if not all of them, it really doesn’t matter what the cons are, you are designated to be an Interior Designer. Being an Interior Designer is your destiny. If you love what you do and what ever you do is your dream or passion, rather there are pros or cons and even lots cons, you will face the challenge head on and eventually coming out on top.
Ok, now we got some of these important questions out of the way, lets look at the real pros and cons of being an Interior Designer and hopefully, these pros and cons will provide you some insights into the interior design industry.
The Pros of Being an Interior Designer
Being an Interior Designer can have tremendous pros and satisfactions. First, lets take a look at the immediate pros of being an Interior Designer in point form:
- if you enjoy creativity, you will get plenty of it…
- every interior design project is different, you will never get bored.
- interior design is artistic and if you love the arts, you will love being an Interior Designer.
- you can meet different people all the time and best of all, you can talk to them and get to know them as well. If you love to meet people and building quality relationship, you will get plenty of this as well being an Interior Designer.
- if you love problem solving and would feel very satisfied solving a problem and lots of it, being an Interior Designer will be right for you.
- Love traveling? You can get alot that being an Interior Designer even traveling around the world.
- you don’t need to sit in the office all day, you get to move around and be able to get out of the office alot like going to all types of meetings, job sites, lunches or dinners with clients , invited to parties and attending special events, trade shows and lots more.
- very often, clients, suppliers etc will buy you gifts, take you out and even give you bonuses.
- training to be an Interior Designer is affordable and doesn’t need to be expensive unlike being a Doctor, Lawyer etc.
- at the end of an interior design project, you get to see your own design completed with someone else’s money. Its like a piece of artwork, you get to see it finished and you can stand in it… thats satisfying.
- as an trained and skilled Interior Designer, you own this skills forever and you can be anywhere in the world and be an Interior Designer. Furthermore, unlike Doctors or Dentists, you don’t need to have a licence (if you don’t want to) to work as an Interior Designer or opening your own interior design firm.
- you can start your own interior design firm and you can even start your own interior design firm right after your interior design training. Many graduates have done that and became very successful.
- if you own your own interior design firm, you don’t have to worry about being lay-offs or even affected by the economy, there are always interior project developments rather they are existing interior renovations or for new interior developments for new businesses. Small or large.
- unlike building design projects which are always affected by the state of the economy. However, interior design projects are different. With interior projects, there are always projects small or large no matter bad economy or good economy. People are opening businesses all the time and especially during bad economy, lot more people will start their own business.
- if you start your own interior design office, your income can be limitless. You can make as much as you want all depending on how you operate your business and the types of interior design projects you want to work on.
- if you decided to work for an interior design studio instead, thats fine too. Your salary can range from $40,000 – $12,000 USD or more per year all depending the type of office you wish to work for as an Interior Designer.
- being an Interior Designer, you don’t need to be working as a traditional Interior Designer, you can diversify into other related industry such as designing for movie sets, fashion design, graphic design, architectural design, furniture design, product design etc etc and even opening your own interior design retail store and lots more.
- if you like to learn, as an Interior Designer, you will always be learning.
- to be an Interior Designer, you get to be in-charge.
So, as you can see, there are alot of pros being an Interior Designer. The 3 best parts of being an Interior Designer are really the creativity, meeting different types of people and building relationship with them and lastly, being able to be self-employed.
The Cons of Being an Interior Designer
There are really not alot of cons being an Interior Designer. The cons are less minor compare to the pros. Here are some of the cons of being an Interior Designer:
- going out on your own and operate your own interior design practice can be challenging if you don’t have the right skills. You need to ensure you have the all around skills as an Interior Designer before you decided to striking out on your own. However, if you are a fast learner, you can learn while working on your interior projects.
- as an Interior Designer, working for an interior design studio (or for someone else) can be unstable and you will eventually worry about lay-offs.
- income can be limited working for other interior design studios/firms.
- learning the trade can be very limited working for other interior design studios/firms.
- the travelings can sometime be tiring.
- the many meetings you may need to attend can be tiring.
- you may need to think about design even after your work hours… actually, if you love your work, this can be very satisfying.
The cons of being an Interior Designer not only is very little but most of the cons are very minor and not so significant compare tom all the pros or benefits of being an Interior Designer.
The Pros and Cons of Being an Interior Designer Summary
- it is an creative profession
- if you are artistic and you like arts, interior design is a good profession
- it is a respectful profession
- you can work anywhere in the world
- you can operate your own interior design firm
- income can be limitless
- meeting different people all the time
- you get to move around not sitting in the office all day
- very little cons of being an Interior Designer
- as an Interior Designer, never stop learning
- learn be a good communicator or even an excellent communicator
- learn to build relationships
- operate your own interior design firm and start early
- learn the right skills for an Interior Designer