How to be an interior decorator in nigeria?

4 August, 2021 Maribel Coby 5

Answers (5):

    10 August, 2021

    Some steps to becoming an interior designer in Nigeria:
    - Discover the right path that is for you. This may include looking at work of various designers, taking classes and/or studying a related subject. There are many paths to take but following your intuition on which one is best can help guide decisions on where to go next. Reviewing design books or magazines from around the world can give you new ideas as well.
    - The key in getting established is first building your portfolio - so get working! One place to start is by joining an online magazine such as Beaux Arts Magazine Online Forums , filling out a profile about yourself and uploading your work.

    10 August, 2021

    The average Nigerian doesn't really care about interior decorating. But hey, you could make a living and meet foreigners by catering to the tastes of Nigerians who can afford such an esoteric thing!
    An interior decorator is responsible for creating the desired look and feel of a room within budget limitations. An individual needs to have creativity, know what they like, good taste, be open-minded about various styles and possibilities as well has having knowledge on color schemes, textures and fabrics.
    A lack of formal training in this field does not stop one from becoming an accomplished decorator because all it takes is some self-study through magazines or books on design principles or perhaps hiring somebody who can do that more efficiently than you.

    10 August, 2021

    All you will need for dress professionally is:
    Prepare a portfolio of your work and CV ready to be presented for any opportunity. Try to find internships or apprenticeships, so you see how the professionals do it from the inside. Attend as many industry events as possible that offer insight on furniture design, interior décor and upholstery in Nigeria. That way, you'll get to know who's who in this profession. Lastly, network with other interior designers on social media! Being engaged with professionals on LinkedIn can also help point you in the right direction once it comes time to looking for work or assistance with your business ideas.

    10 August, 2021

    The interior designing industry is service-oriented and it doesn't really require a lot of equipment.
    Therefore, you can be an interior decorator as long as you have the skills of sketching or painting so that ideas are converted into pictures before being relayed to clients. You also need a good internet connection to get connected with people who can be your contractors.
    Nigerians in the diaspora are also catching up with others in America and Europe because they have their own style now. For example, Johannesburg got its first million dollar flat recently by Nigerian interior design company Olussa Design Concepts Limited Pty Ltd whose major assignment involved building Bedesh Pavillion at Hyde Park Corner London.

    10 August, 2021

    You might need to start by taking a look at your credentials in order for them to be on par with the Nigerian market. A few things you may want to consider are looking for a master's degree in Home Furnishings and Interior Design, completing an additional course of study with one of our furniture or home furnishings manufacturers from Africa or Asia, and finally receiving a certification in Residential Design & Consulting from one of our American trade associations or colleges.
    There is also no profession called "interior designer" in Nigeria, so when doing some research on the internet you would need to make sure that the website has the word "interior" among their list of services they offer on their homepage.