3 Tips For Starting A Successful Interior Design Consulting Business (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start An Interior Design Consulting Business

Want to start your own interior design consulting business? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting an interior design consulting business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an interior design consulting business?
-> Pros and cons of an interior design consulting business

Need inspiration?

-> Other interior design consulting business success stories
-> Examples of established interior design consulting business
-> Marketing ideas for an interior design consulting business

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting an interior design consulting business:

#1: Rebecca West is Seriously Happy, founder of Seriously Happy Homes:

We chatted with with Rebecca, founder of Seriously Happy Homes ($40K/month). In our interview, Rebecca says:

I know you have a story to share - are you brave enough to share it?

Additionally:

My VERY best advice is to embrace a niche! Seriously, the sooner you can say something different from your colleagues, the better!

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#2: Rebecca West is Seriously Happy, founder of Seriously Happy Homes:

We chatted with with Rebecca, founder of Seriously Happy Homes ($40K/month). In our interview, Rebecca says:

The more practical and buildable you can make your designs the more your contractors will refer you and the happier your clients will be.

Additionally:

The best thing you can do is carve out a disruptive - or at least memorable - niche, and then market it based on the value of your service.

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#3: Dani Prado, founder of Go! Organizer:

We chatted with with Dani, founder of Go! Organizer ($2K/month). In our interview, Dani says:

Another piece of advice is to get moving, use the MVP concept (minimum viable product) and gradually refine your product, but get moving, because practice leads to high performance.

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