Most people get bored of their interiors pretty quickly. This is why they keep on changing it after a while. However, some stick to the same old decoration with their old stuff. As an interior designer you might have to deal with both of these types of people. However, it’s much easier to deal with those who stick with one pattern, those who prefer making an arrangement once that stays constant for years. Nonetheless, problem lies with those who need constant changes after a while because you will have to come up with new ideas every time. Despite this being a problem for some interior designers, this can be fun also and groom your skills as one.
There are certain things that interior designers do which can lead to losing their credibility. There is a long list of things; but most important one among them is being repetitive. You should not repeat your designs or ideas in any other house, because no matter what kind of house it is, innovation is always preferred. Even if you are short of ideas or too overwhelmed in your work it’s better to repeat but with slight changes. There is another option, and it’s asking your client for their input and choices. Ensuring clients have their say is a great way to get a fresh perspective and keep your interior designs unique. Keep in mind however that some people will hire you to do all the thinking, so don’t rely on the ideas of others too much.
Either way you should never ignore client’s opinion. They’re the ones who have to live in and with your choices and their point of view matters a lot. As a professional you should ask for their preferences and opinions, and continue with your work and suggestions afterwards. Find out what kind of artwork they love or what their favorite colors are. Knowing your clients is half the battle.
Most amateur designers follow old ways of decorating, taking ideas from somewhere else, and putting them in different places. Interior designer must be an expert in making decoration according to specific requirements of each house. You may need to make a small house look big, or do the work with limited budgets or space. Making the most out of resources you have available is what separates great interior designers from the rest!
Lastly for those who are just starting with interior designing you need to remember that it becomes easier with experience. You will always learn from your mistakes and successes, and avoiding them will come naturally after some time.