The home decorating industry in America generates a solid $270 billion dollar market annually. People are choosing to spend more time at home, and more money on making that home what they want it to be. Home décor items are also becoming increasingly popular as gift items for family, friends, and office exchanges. If you look around you’ll see a multitude of products to enhance and embellish the home; from small trinkets to large décor items, there’s always something for everyone.
Knowing there is a market for these types of products is only the beginning of your decision to start a home décor business of your own.
You’ll need to decide exactly what facet of the business attracts you most; what do you like, what can you see yourself doing for many years. If you have training in design and decorating, you may be able to develop your own consulting firm, partnering with local businesses who will give you price reductions for the guaranteed orders you bring in. This is a type of career that takes dedication, and commitment to customer satisfaction. You will need to research the market for such services in your area, and decide whether the fees you can charge, will adequately compensate for the investment of your time and energy.
Alternately, you may choose to go strictly into a sales-oriented business, selling accessories for the home, which could range from figurines, to candles, fixtures, lamps, rugs, and small gift items. This option has the potential to be expensive to start-up as an individual, which is why many people decide to at least start out with an established company who offers good commissions, sales bonuses, and other incentives in return for selling the proprietary or specially selected items that they offer through home sales or parties.