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What Can You Do With an Interior Design Diploma? 5 Career Paths

Apr 24, 2019 10:27:01 AM

Updated January 2024

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of interior design? Room layouts, paint colours, furniture options, the latest design trends—like bohemian or mid-century modern?

Chances are, you're thinking of residential interior design. The structures we use for living...the spaces we call home. But the truth is, the world of interior design goes way beyond the home. Designers are employed by all kinds of businesses to create spaces that are both beautiful and practical; cutting-edge and functional.

Do you have a natural talent for organizing rooms, choosing furniture, and really bringing a design scheme together with finishing touches? You can build on those abilities with interior design training and open up a wide range of job options.

Take a look at five different design careers you can pursue with a diploma in interior design.

5 Hugely Popular Interior Design Styles Every New Student Should Know

Feb 23, 2019 4:13:02 PM

What's the difference between modern and contemporary interior design? How does industrial differ from Scandinavian—and where does "transitional" fit in?

If you're thinking about a career in interior design, you're probably already familiar with some of these styles, even if you don't know their official names or defining characteristics.

But if you're serious about studying design, you'll want to get a handle on these terms before you walk into your first day of class. Yes, you'll be covering these concepts at school—but knowing the basic differences between today's most popular styles will give you a stronger start.

8 Ways to Know You're Destined for a Career in Interior Design

Nov 8, 2018 2:06:24 PM

Full disclosure: We don't have a crystal ball or time machine, so we can't be completely certain which career you are destined to choose.

However, we do know students pretty well. We've spent decades helping people choose the right diploma programs. So we know a thing or two about career guidance and selecting the program that best matches your natural skills and professional goals.

Want to know if an interior design career is in your future?

Interior Design Career Options: Working as a Retail Space Planner

Mar 16, 2018 11:28:38 AM

Effective interior design is all about creating attractive, human-friendly spaces that also serve functional needs. Successful designers blend creativity with technical precision and balance their own ideas with the specific goals and needs of clients.

Interior Design Careers: What's it Like to Work in Industrial Design?

Jan 16, 2018 1:42:45 PM

Interior design careers offer challenges and opportunities across many industries. Have a particular interest in office design?

Want to focus on restaurants or retail spaces? Or perhaps you're passionate about residential design?

There are many niches to explore, and chances to develop an expertise in a particular corner of the market. One pathway students often overlook is industrial design.

5 Technical Skills You Need to Become an Interior Designer

Feb 9, 2017 8:48:39 AM

Updated January 2024

If you're considering becoming an interior designer, you're probably a natural at arranging spaces, picking accessories, and styling a room.

You follow interior design trends, textiles, colours, and furniture styles. You know the difference between mid-century modern and Scandinavian minimalist.

But how much do you know about interior design software? Or building codes? Or colour theory?

Interior design is a much more technical field than most people realize.

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