Interior Designers and Decorators

Interior designers and interior decorators evaluate, plan, and design the interior areas of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. In addition to helping clients select equipment and fixtures, these professionals supervise the coordination of colors and materials, obtain estimates and costs within the client's budget, and oversee the execution and installation of the project. They also often advise clients on architectural requirements, space planning, and the function and purpose of the environment.

There are currently approximately 71,700 interior designers working in the United States. These specialists are employed by interior design or architectural firms, department stores, furniture stores, hotel chains, and large corporations.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Family and Consumer Science
Skills
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required

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