Want to increase your interior designer salary? Feng Shui courses are the answer you’re looking for! Join QC Design School tutor, Ivy Ellerby, as she breaks down 3 reasons why!
The founder of Eastern Design and Home Staging, Ivy is an Accredited Staging Professional and Advanced Feng Shui Design Professional. As a renowned industry expert, she uses her knowledge to help consumers increase profits on home sales and implement new design ideas into their living spaces.
The Key to a Good Interior Designer Salary
A good interior designer always creates a balance of colors, patterns, and textured elements (such as wood and stone). These are all key to making a space look aesthetically pleasing, based on the client’s preferences.
Why is this so important? Simply put, the key to a fruitful salary is to give your clients what they ask for – even when their selections contrast drastically from what you’d personally love to do with the space.
Boost Your Salary with Feng Shui Courses
But what happens when a space has followed all of the rules of design and looks great… but somehow feels wrong? Sometimes, a space can feel empty or cold, even after the makeover is complete.
This is where Feng Shui courses can help! This specialized training will teach you all the skills needed to make a space feel as good as it looks!
Fact: Feng Shui Training will Give You a Better Overall Skill-Set!
As a child, I grew up in a small Appalachian Mountain community within the United States. We used to have a saying there: “You’re too smart for your own good.”
The saying had two different meanings, depending on the tone of the person using it. First, it could reference a person who mistakenly thought they knew everything. Basically, a know-it-all who believed they had all the answers, all the time.
Secondly, it could also reference a person who would bluff others that didn’t know anything. For example, that individual could be trying to pull a fast one, in an attempt to appear more knowledgeable. Either way, the person’s outcome would eventually be less desirable than expected.
The same thing can be said for interior designers who know a lot about design concepts. Knowing interior design and knowing energy are as different as night and day. Often, interior designers don’t know how to analyze and balance the energy of space. They’re simply not taught this important aspect in great detail.
This is just one reason why enrolling in Feng Shui courses will be so positive and impactful for your career!
3 Reasons a Feng Shui Course will Increase Your Interior Designer Salary
As an interior designer, you should take Feng Shui courses because they will elevate your design knowledge to a master’s level. This type of training expands your knowledge base by teaching you to look beyond color and texture. As a result, you’ll understand how to seek balance that supports your client’s needs and wants.
Below are a few of the top reasons why Feng Shui training can make your clients happier with your design concepts.
As you read through them, remember: satisfied clients tell other new, potential clients about your business. This will inevitably increase your annual interior designer salary. So basically, Feng Shui courses are practically guaranteed to boost your income!
Reason #1: You’ll Master Your 6th Sense
Have you ever walked into a house or office space and instantly felt like something was off? You look around to detect the culprit, but your basic 5 senses detect nothing out of the ordinary. Still, there’s just a feeling that something is not quite right.
That’s your 6th sense!
Think of your 6th sense as that intuitive instinct that all animals use to survive. For example, have you ever walked down a dark alleyway and suddenly gotten a negative vibe? Something inside of you says, “You are not safe. Get out of here!” So, you choose to stop and take a different route, or ask for an escort.
Your 6th sense is your gut feeling – and you should always trust your gut.
Within the home, there will always be an energetic component to each individual area. Feng Shui courses teaches you about energy, also known as Ch’i. Furthermore, this training teaches you which environmental components make Ch’i move fast, compared to those that slow it down.
A Feng Shui class will help you understand how to read energy in the same way you’d read a floorplan as an interior designer. By applying this Feng Shui knowledge, you can ultimately make a space feel as good as it looks!
Reason #2: You’ll Learn to Recognize Poor Architectural Design
Sometimes houses and offices are built in a way that makes its inhabitants feel less than optimal. For instance, I once had client who hired me to do some design work in her house. The reason? She was not sleeping well.
This client had changed her mattress and sleeping habits. For instance, she stopped watching television 2 hours before to bedtime. She even tried changing her diet, also to no avail. As a result, she was desperate for sleep.
Not long after, my client came across an article online that talked about how Feng Shui could help with this dilemma. From there, she hired me. The first time I entered her bedroom, I noticed right away that the space had been magnificently designed.
However, it did not correct the energy disruptions present. This was because the room was oddly shaped. There were key components that I was easily able to identify, all of which contributed to her sleep-deprived state.
Again, the space was beautiful to the eye! But it lacked the key components needed to encourage and enhance sleep.
Feng Shui courses can teach you to compensate for poor architectural design. This way, your clients can avoid common energy-disrupting design choices. Again, it’s worth repeating that clients who feel good after working with you, and actually see desirable results, will want to hire you again. They’ll be eager to recommend you to others.
What does this mean? You guessed it: a higher interior designer salary for you and your business!
Reason #3: Feng Shui Courses Will Allow You to Expand Your Design Services
Offering more services from your design business definitely gives you the opportunity to increase your interior designer salary. Personally, one way that I maximize the education acquired from my Feng Shui courses is by focusing on the preplanning of fixtures and accessories while the client’s house is being built.
Oftentimes, a client will narrow down their selections to 2 or 3 options. Then I meet with them. During this meeting, I give them my professional advice on which type of energy these items will have on the overall energy of the house.
An interior designer is trained to know that certain rooms of the house need to be livelier than others. A Feng Shui course, on the other hand, will teach you how to analyze how much lively energy needs to be added to a space.
Remember: too much or too little of anything can be detrimental. There’s a way to determine which colors need to be used, which elements should be present, and even which lighting needs to be implemented within a room.
All of these calculations are based on the physical location of the house. The room placement on the floorplan, the shape of the room, and the client’s needs must also be taken into account. This skill-set can be added to any interior designer’s repertoire by getting Feng Shui training!
So, what are you waiting for? Separate yourself from the masses by making sure you have ALL the skills available! This way, you can bring your creative ideas to life!
Earn the ability to make your room designs feel as good as they look. Give your clients the BEST of what the world of design has to offer. Do all of this – and so much more – by enrolling in Feng Shui courses today!
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Having extra skills as a decorator always help stand out! Thanks for the info!
This is exactly why I ended up taking so many different QC design courses ! I love the extra skills and perspective these different courses give me!
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Daniella. You’re basically the perfect example of a designer who always strives to learn more, build upon your existing knowledge, and do everything you possibly can to elevate your career. (For those who don’t know, Daniella has taken pretty much EVERY course offered by QC Design School, as well as some others offered through our sister school, QC Event School!) So, to hear this kind of feedback from you truly makes our day! xx
All the best,
The QC Team