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Interior Decorators plan the interior design of commercial or residential premises and arrange for decorating work to be done.


  • discusses design ideas and provides advice to clients
  • analyses clients' requirements
  • plans and designs whole building interiors, rooms, shops, residential and leisure spaces
  • plans interior infrastructure such as lighting, air-conditioning and communication cabling
  • prepares drawings, samples and decorating instructions
  • makes any necessary changes to the designs or drawings
  • advises on hiring trades people
  • designs furniture or fittings
  • works with architects and other contractors at the early stages of designing an interior space
  • keep up to date with trends and legal requirements in interior design
  • may be involved with project management
  • may run their own business.


  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become an Interior Decorator

  • You can work as an Interior Decorator without formal qualifications, however, a course in interior design and decorating may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Certificate in Interior Decoration or Design

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