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World of Interior Design

What it takes to be a successful interior designer

While having a love of fabrics and furniture, and a passion for colour play a massive role in interior design, there’s more to the job than people may think, especially if you’re setting your sights at the top of the interiors food chain – the high end and luxury market. 

Among other things, interior designers need to be educated in the history of design, the structural integrity of buildings, building codes, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, psychology and computer-aided drawing (CAD).

This broad range of skills is essential as designers work not only with homeowners, but also builders, architects, government agencies and business owners. To become a successful interior designer, one needs to be well educated in the subject as well as well-rounded as a professional. 

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