The first thing you should decide is where you want to do your work. Choosing the right location can mean the difference between success and failure. The most logical choice is to offer your home design services in upscale areas where average household incomes are above average. Homeowners in these areas usually spend more on upgrading their homes to make them more practical and comfortable.
Check with your local and state government agencies to see if a special license is required to operate as a home designer in your chosen territory. At a minimum, you will probably need to obtain a city business license in every city you intend to do business in. It’s also a good idea to have business insurance to protect you against any mishaps that you may be responsible for at a client’s home or at your office.
When you’re ready to begin business operations you will need the proper business tools to help you with your work. A laptop computer filled with kitchen, bathroom, and cabinet design software are indispensable tools for every home designer. By using a laptop, you can share design ideas with clients right in the comfort of their own home. Business management and accounting software can be installed in the office computer.
If design is your passion and you like working part of your work day away from the office, then a career as an interior home designer is definitely the right choice for you.
There are trade schools that offer training in interior home design and related subjects to help you make your new career a success.