Interior Designer

By: Emily Helm

What does an Interior Designer do?

An Interior Designer makes interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting and materials. They read blue prints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.
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Top 3 schools for Interior Design.



  1. Pratt institute, Brooklyn NY
  2. University of Cininnati, Ohio
  3. New York school of Interior Design, NY

How long do i have to go to school to be an Interior Designer?

These include the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Interior Design. The bachelor's degrees can last anywhere from 3 to 4 years, while holders of an associate's degree in Interior Design can finish the bachelor's degree in as little as 2 years.

Salary for an Interior Designer!

Highest - $86,900

Medium- $47,600

Lowest- $25,670

What kind of skills does an Interior Designer need to have?

  • Creativity
  • Practical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • project/management skills
  • drawing, computer- aided skills
  • understanding of building & saftey regulations
  • knowledge of products
Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel