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How the economy will shape your Interior Decorator career

Written by Allison Brenner on Tuesday, 29 April 2014. Posted in Career

How The Economy Will Shape Your Interior Decorator Career

Turning a house into a home, or a bland office into a personalized business space takes more than hanging a few pictures on a wall. Adding furniture and a fresh coat of paint can help, but it often takes a professional interior decorator to transform rooms into comfortable, inviting and useful places. If you want to become an interior decorator, specialized training can help.

Interior decorating courses from Ashworth College are comprehensive and career-focused, preparing you with the skills to help you enter the job market and start on your path to begin your interior decorator career. The field is ever changing, especially as it relates to economic conditions – which can affect your future job success.

New construction is on the rise

With the economy recently making a turn for the better, 2014 is expected to be a great year for the construction industry. The Associated General Contractors of America noted in a recent press release that construction spending is at the highest it has been since 2006 and this past January was already higher than the initial estimate. "Contractors are clearly more optimistic about the outlook for private nonresidential markets this year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist.

With all of this new building, there are plenty of new career opportunities out there for trained interior decorators. New homes, refurbished offices and recently built apartments present a variety of new possibilities for you to express your design talents. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts this uptick in construction will lead to a 13% increase in interior designer jobs by 2022, resulting in 61,900 job opportunities for talented decorators.

Budget decorating is growing in popularity

Even with construction on the rise, many homeowners are looking to remodel or redecorate their current abode while also staying on a budget. Of course, they don't want to sacrifice being stylish for the sake of their wallet - which gives you the opportunity to use your design savvy to translate their dreams into reality. Looking for inspiration? The social networking site Pinterest is full of ways to repurpose old furniture and make it something new entirely.

As an interior decorator, you'll be able to turn existing spaces into works of art with your creative ideas. Your imagination can run wild! For example, think of turning an old ladder into a bookshelf or a gate into one-of-a-kind wall art. Decorating clients always appreciate originality.

The economy will continue to change and your potential career as an interior designer can continue to grow with it. By exercising your imagination and taking advantage of objects, fabrics and furnishings that are on hand, you can make homeowners and business owners happy about their work and living spaces and create a happier future for yourself.

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