Free Interior Design Portfolio Template Examples
Keeping up with the trends is a must for every interior designer. And lately, everyone who is anyone has a website.
While you may think that you’d never manage to create a website on your own, we know you can. You just need the right tool and some interior design portfolio templates. And good news! You’re just a scroll away from five stunning ones you can use for free.
Interior design portfolio templates to use right away
Templates can save you an incredible amount of time and effort when creating your portfolio. So, without further ado, here are some amazing templates that you can use right away.
Agora – interior design portfolio template by Archifolio
An elegant template to highlight your work.
Palazzo – interior design portfolio template by Archifolio
A refined canvas for your compelling designs.
Cubic – interior design portfolio template by Archifolio
Showcase your work fair and square with Cubic.
Chapter – interior design portfolio template by Archifolio
A bold design to accompany a stunning visual story.
Museum – interior design portfolio template by Archifolio
For the classic feel of grand images on a modern site.
Why do you need an interior design portfolio website?
A portfolio – as a professional compilation of your work – is needed throughout your interior design career. You need one to get into a college or a course, land your first internship and jobs, and get clients if you want to do freelance work.
There are different types of interior design portfolios, but a portfolio website is the most practical and impressive option. Here’s why:
It’s easy to update
If you’ve ever created a portfolio, you know how fast they become outdated. You have a new project or learn a new skill and you want to include it right away. Luckily, with an Archifolio portfolio website, that will only take you minutes, if not seconds.
Plus, do you know the feeling when you send an email with your application and you find a typo just as you clicked “send”? No worries. You can edit your portfolio anytime you want, so even before your future employer sees it.
It looks and feels professional
With a professional portfolio builder tool, like Archifolio, you can have a short and memorable domain name and URL slug as well. Something like: yourname.com or surnameinteriors.com. However, if you opt for a PDF portfolio and upload it to a portfolio-hosting website, you may have to apply for a job with a link like this one:
It doesn’t look too professional, right?
Place your website link in your email signature, LinkedIn and other social media profiles, and your business card as well. It will look extremely professional.
Pro tip: Place your website link in your email signature, LinkedIn and other social media profiles, and your business card as well. It will look extremely professional.
You can place your portfolio link easily in your email signature or LinkedIn profile.
It’s easy to share
Many email servers have a file size limit. This can be a huge disadvantage for those who’d like to send a good-quality PDF portfolio. However, a portfolio website will allow you to include high-quality images without having to worry about file size.
It’s easy to create
We saved the best for last: It’s super easy and convenient to create your own portfolio website thanks to Archifolio. With this tool, you can create a stunning website in a matter of minutes, without having to code or hire a web designer.
And you know what the best part is? You can try it out completely for free. Sign up and create your interior design portfolio quickly and easily.
How do you create a website? – Step-by-step guide
Creating a portfolio website doesn’t need to be a long and difficult process. We’ll walk you through it in only 3 steps:
Step 1 – Choose the right tool
With the right tool creating a portfolio website can be quick, easy, and even fun. Here’s why Archifolio is the best choice for you:
- What you see in the editor is what you’ll get on your live site,
- You can easily structure and reorder your content thanks to the sections,
- The site loads super quickly,
- No need for coding skills,
- You can get your own domain (think yourname.com),
- Built-in guide to creating project pages according to industry best practices,
- Writing prompts to help with the written content,
- Loads of examples and guides on the Archifolio blog,
- Updating your portfolio is a breeze,
- You can choose from templates that were specifically created for you, and
- It’s completely free to try out and start building.
Step 2 – Pick a template to start
We know that as a designer, you have an eye for creating beautiful layouts. However, there are many more things to consider when designing a webpage. Therefore, an interior design portfolio template can be a huge help in creating your site.
Don’t forget, that you’ll be able to make the template your own. So, choose a template that has a basic structure that fits your content. You can easily change up the colors and fonts later on.
Step 3 – Fill it up with content
If you have everything set up, then your images and texts are next.
- Main page. Add your name and a short introduction. You can include a profile picture to make it more personal.
- Project pages. Create a portfolio grid, aka a “table of contents” with thumbnails. On your project page add a title, some important information (budget, size, and type of project), and your images.
- About and/or Contact page. Introduce yourself in more detail and make it easy to get in touch with you.
And there you have it: your impressive portfolio that is ready to get you hired. This step-by-step guide didn’t seem too bad, right?
By choosing Archifolio you could have an amazing interior design portfolio website in 30 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about portfolios & templates
How long should an interior design portfolio be?
This depends on your seniority. As you advance in your career, you’ll have more and more projects to showcase. As a general rule of thumb, aim for a minimum of 5 projects and don’t include more than 10.
What should you do if you don’t have enough projects yet?
There are numerous ways to create more projects for your portfolio:
- Touch up old school projects to make them portfolio-material,
- Remodel a part of your own home,
- Offer your services to family and friends for free, and
- Create plans for random blueprints you can find online.
What to include in an interior design portfolio?
Your aim is to tell the story of your design. Therefore, you should include images that showcase your design process.
These can be:
- Basic information about the project (in bullet points),
- Early sketches,
- Client brief,
- Floor plans, furniture layouts, space planning,
- Wall elevations,
- Construction documentation,
- 3D renderings, and
- Photos of the end result.
Pro tip: Don’t include everything just because you worked on it. It’s a common mistake to present the project in the “perfect order” like it was meant to be. But no two projects are ever the same. Keep it real and include the steps that taught you something or that you’re most proud of.
As a student or fresh graduate, extracurricular work is also appreciated. Being enthusiastic about photography, furniture design, or any other creative field, is relevant to your interior design student portfolio.
What makes a good interior design portfolio template?
Here’s a handy little checklist to help you find a template that you’ll love:
- Easy to use,
- Effortless to update,
- Has a good amount of whitespace,
- Is in line with your design aesthetic, and
- Has a good image-text ratio.
If you are looking for free templates that check all of these boxes, you could not be in better hands. Sign up to Archifolio and see it for yourself.
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