Interior

Interior design’s next six biggest trends from metallics to marble

There’s no place like home, and whether yours is a rented shoebox with damp stains and a mouse infestation, a 10 bedroom country house complete with tennis court and garden flamingos, or a penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop pool, it’s important to make your home somewhere you feel comfortable.

Not everyone has the budget to make their pied-à-terre look worthy of a six-page spread in a glossy magazine, but we can all add Instagram-worthy features to our homes.

How can you make sure your interiors are on trend though? God forbid you Instagram anything as basic as a light-box or a gold pineapple. Unless you love light-boxes and gold pineapples. In which case you do you.

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Interior and Exterior House Painter – Business Ideas


Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available?
No

Online Operation?
No

THE BRIEF

A fresh coat of new paint on a home interior never gets old; there’s always a new color trend to try, or the latest technique written up in the shelter magazines. And the look is so fresh. But few homeowners beyond their college years want to do the heavy lifting here themselves. Too much of a mess! Too many potential mistakes that could permanently mar a beautiful wall or piece of woodwork! 

“Painters work indoors and outdoors in many different work environments,” notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Painting is physically demanding and requires a lot of bending, kneeling, reaching, and climbing.” And for entrepreneurs going into this profession the pay may be stable but not particularly highly compensated: The BLS reports that in

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