Experts throughout the Interior Design industry have now given their unique insight and advice on how people can turn their passion into a full-time job. The interior design industry contributes a staggering £8.8 million to the UK economy every hour, making it the largest design industry in Europe, and an enticing option to creatives from around the world.

Within the 27 page how-to guide by Modern Rugs, experts within the interior design industry reveal their secrets on the best way young creatives can follow in their footsteps.

Fiona Watkins of Fiona Watkins Designgot into the nitty-gritty of the job and said “The reality is that I can be on a freezing building site up to my ankles in mud, unpacking boxes on an installation, or simply dealing with paperwork. If I had to guess, I’d say design is probably only about 20 percent of my job”.

Working as an interior designer presents new challenges every day, Emma from Lived in 365 said “One day I can be focused on design, pulling together mood boards and 3D models to present to clients; the next day I may need to be more technical, sourcing products and visiting sites to check that things are progressing as expected. No two workdays are ever the same in the interior design world”.

The expert guide offers advice on every element of the role, from training and the skills you’ll need to the variety of career paths you can take and the expected salary you could takehome. Vital information on the tools you’ll need experience in is also revealed within the guide. For example, Jessica Rowanat J Roan Interior Design suggested “You absolutely need to know how to use AutoCAD, every company uses it, so you will need to be proficient. My lack of knowledge in this gave me a slow start to my career”.

You can find the full, free guide here, full of unique advice and information from four professional interior designers.

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