Interior design is a growing field and is especially suited to people who want to run their own business or work from home. According to the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of interior designers was expected to grow 19 percent between 2008 to 2018 – from 71,700 designers to 85,600. This is faster than average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes the Handbook, expect that demand for interior designers will grow in homes and businesses, making this a great career option with a lot of scope for niche work.
Rather than purchase new furniture and decorations for clients, this type of interior design business uses people’s existing furniture and accessories, and rearranges them to give the space a different look. Some redesigners specialize in