Beginning interior design is a challenging, exciting adventure that one must be willing to endure sacrifices and even at times costly mistakes in order to complete this learning successfully.
If interior design is an activity that you are thinking about as a potential career, you owe it to yourself to invest proper amount of time and energy into educating yourself in field of creative design. If you are interested in learning about creative design for other reasons, such as designing your own space or home, it is better that you focus your attention on particular area of design that is pleasing to you.
This being said, if you have time and energy and would like to learn more about overall designing, then hey, go for it! You might become so good at it that it might be a potential career for you as well!
In any case, beginning interior design is not for ‘curious’ entrepreneur who does not possess patience to learn essential elements and makeup of nicely formed design. It is instead, an employment that is mainly composed of educated, prestigious professionals who care greatly about their work and are passionate with their creativity.
A good starting point for beginning interior design is object of much controversy in industry. Many professionals moan and groan that there are too many ill-qualified persons out there representing themselves to consumer as legitimate designers when they do not have a formal education in subject.
I agree that many people represent themselves as having a grasp or an understanding of field, while they are clearly incompetent. However, I do not agree that formal education shapes and molds best designers. The best designers possess ability to design before they are even able to understand concept of interior design.