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Career in Interior Designing 2020

PUBLISH DATE 14th April 2020

An interior designer can make optimum utilization of available space to create eye-pleasing spaces.

Fitting in clients requirement in limited space and budget is the talent of a good interior designer. Besides visualizing and conceptualizing the designs for new structures, interior designers also look after renovation or extension of the existing structure.


Those who want to make a career in interior designing can straight away pursue a Bachelor's in Interior Designing or first complete Bachelors in designing followed by a diploma in Interior Designing. There are national/state/institute level interior design entrance exams which assess the design aptitude, perception, logical reasoning, general proficiency, etc. of a candidate.

The aspirants can also study other courses such as graduation in architecture, fine arts, design, environmental planning or a post-graduate program in a similar field. Specialization in a particular area of interior designing can be done depending on your choice. For example; you can choose a business design or residential design or landscape designing.

Skills required

Interior designing is an art field, hence, you need to artistic and creative. Every design should be unique and reflect the personality of the client. Out of the box thinking method to fit in client's requirement without compromising the design can set a designer apart from the others. A budding interior designer should know various Design Softwares such as Auto CAD, Sketch Up, 3D modelling. These softwares can help the designer put the vision and ideas from his head into virtual creations and present the same to clients. The interior designer needs to constantly research and read and keep track of the newest materials etc. in the market. An interior designer needs to be Artistic, Analytical, Client-oriented.

Growth Opportunities

The interior design industry has evolved today. People are continuously looking for living spaces that look and feels good. People are more open to take the assistance of a professional interior designer to achieve their vision. The demand for qualified interior design professionals is higher in today's market. Hence various courses in interior design and its specializations are gaining popularity.

An interior designer today can work as an independent, self- employed professional or can work in the following areas such as:

  1. Architectural Firms
  2. Construction Firms
  3. Town and city planning bureaus
  4. Hotels and health resorts
  5. Design Studios
  6. Real estate companies
  7. Teaching in an institute that offers courses in interior designing

Top institutes

  1. CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  2. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  3. Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur
  4. National Institute of Fashion Designing, New Delhi
  5. Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai
  6. J D institute of fashion technology, Multiple locations
  7. Vogue Fashion Institute, Bangalore
  8. MIT - Institute of Design, Pune
  9. Jagan Nath Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi
  10. Indian School of Design and Innovation, Mumbai

Popular entrance exams

  1. NID Entrance Exam
  2. MIT Institute of Design entrance
  3. UCEED - Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design by IIT Bombay
  4. AIEED - National level entrance exam conducted by ARCH Academy of Design

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