A young couple looking over paint swatches and carpet with their interior decorator

Interior Decorator

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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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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