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Employment of interiors designers to grow 19 percent.

Homeowners are increasingly using the services of interior designers when they plan new additions, remodel aging kitchens and bathrooms, and update the general décor of their home. Many homeowners also have requested design help in creating year-round outdoor living spaces and home theater systems. This according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment of interior designers is expected to grow 19 percent through 2018, the bureau also reports. 
An increasing interest in interior design and awareness of its benefits will increase demand for designers. As businesses realize the improvements that can be made to worker and customer satisfaction through good design, they too will use interior designers to redesign their offices and stores.

Demand for interior design services from the healthcare industry is expected to be high because of an anticipated increase in demand for facilities that will accommodate the aging population. Designers will be needed to make these facilities as comfortable and homelike as possible for patients. There will also be demand from businesses in the hospitality industry—hotels, resorts, and restaurants—where good design work can help attract more business. There also is demand for designers who understand how to furnish homes for aging-in-place.
Some interior designers choose to specialize in one design element to create a niche for themselves in an increasingly competitive market. The demand for kitchen and bath design is growing in response to the growing demand for home remodeling. Designs using the latest technology in, for example, home theaters, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and security systems are expected to be especially popular. In addition, demand for home spas, indoor gardens, and outdoor living space should continue to increase.


Extensive knowledge of ergonomics and green design is causing custom furniture, to be the #1 priority in the home. Ergonomic design continues to grow with the elderly and workplace safety requirements. The public’s growing awareness of environmental quality and the growing number of individuals with allergies and asthma are also expected to increase the demand for green design.

The self-employed full-service design alternative.

For those who prefer independence, flexibility, and a broader range of business opportunity, rather than operating in a limited niche, the option is to become a full-service interior design professional operating their own business.

There are four keys to becoming a full-service interior decorating business:

• Training—skill training, sales training, product training and business management training.
• Merchandising—having access to products at wholesale cost, promotional programs and product support.
 Marketing—the benefit of an established brand, strategies and materials for your own local advertising and public relations for developing your client base.
• Business Support—assistance with business planning, coaching, mentoring from seasoned decorators, a customer relationship management (CRM) system and other support through technology.

The power of an interior decorating franchise.

Franchising is a very popular method of getting into business with the benefit of having partners who know the advantages of a proven system with proven resources. Yes, there is a franchise for interior decorators.
Decorating Den Interiors has been helping talented individuals live the dream of having their own interior decorating business for many years. Their franchise partners are in business for themselves but not by themselves. Its interior decorators are provided with total immersion training programs, opportunities to learn from industry professionals, and everything needed to have their own full-service interior decorating business. If you have the talent, Decorating Den Interiors has the tools to help you turn your passion into an independent and flexible career. These tools also can be leveraged by independent interior decorators to grow their businesses to the next level.
For more information, visit http://www.interiordecoratingfranchise.com/

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