Photo of a woman opening an email | 10 Powerful Subject Lines Designers Can Use to Increase Open Rates

While having consistent and strong social media pages attracts leads, email marketing offers a direct line to connect with your ideal clients, nurture relationships, and convert them into paying clients.

But let’s face it, we’re all bombarded with emails daily. You wouldn’t open every email in your inbox, right? Neither will your potential clients. That’s why having irresistible subject lines is important. They’re your first impression, the hook that pulls your audience in and keeps them from hitting delete or tagging your email as spam.

Here are some tips on how to write strong subject lines for interior designers:

  • Spark curiosity: Ask your audience a question or use intriguing statements that make them say “Oh, I gotta see what that’s about!”. You can also tease valuable content such as downloadable guides, checklists, or templates related to interior design.
  • Offer value: Let your recipients know what they can gain from opening your email. What problem do you solve? What knowledge do you share?
  • Create urgency: Create a subject line that will activate the fear of missing out. Use limited-time offers or deadlines to encourage immediate action. 
  • Personalize: Use the recipient’s name or mention specific interests when possible. This adds a touch of warmth and shows you care.
  • Keep it concise: Most recipients receive emails using their mobile phones so you want to keep it short, direct, and catchy. Aim for 50 characters or less to avoid getting ignored. Also, keep it relevant to the content of your email.
  • Avoid spammy tactics: Don’t use all caps, excessive exclamation points, or misleading language.

Here are the subject line examples that you can use for your design business:

  1. Did you see this? (You can use this for before and after designs or design samples)
  2. Limited offer: Exclusive discount on your first design project.
  3. [Name], We Think You’ll Love This!
  4. 5 Common Design Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
  5. [Name], Ready to Make Your [Room Type] a Showstopper?
  6. Steal These Designer Secrets for a Stylish Home
  7. Limited Spots Available – Book Now!
  8. Secret Design Hacks to Maximize Small Spaces.
  9. Celebrity Home Design Secrets Revealed!
  10.  [Name], What Does Your Dream Living Room Look Like?

Same with design, writing catchy subject lines is an art. With these tips and examples, you’re well on increasing your open rates. Remember, your subject line is your first impression, so make it count!

Don’t stop at these examples! Personalize whenever possible. Feel free to experiment and use A/B testing to see what resonates best with your ideal clients.

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Thank you for reading!

– Salimah Mamdani

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