If you are fond of decorating places, and are willing to pursue this innovative and creative field as a career choice, then you will be required to enroll yourself in an interior design programme. You will be learning about the creation and evolution of varied types of objects, structures and systems that aim to improve the quality of our lives while we are at work or home. The discipline teaches sustainable and innovative use of various kinds of materials with which the aesthetics of a place is boosted.         

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Careers360 explores here everything you need to know about interior design including eligibility criteria, areas of study, skills required, top colleges, top employers, profiles, average salary, and more.


Eligibility criteria for pursuing interior design

For pursuing a bachelor’s degree in interior design from a reputed institute, an aspirant should have passed class 10+2 qualifying examination from a recognised state or national board of education.


What are students taught?

  • Interior design programme teaches the students to develop an integrated approach towards design of interior objects and systems in personal and professional habitat.

  • Students learn about creating designs right from the concept to implementation using principles of space, scale, color, and light. They develop a strong foundation of design basics that helps them in predicting the future trends as well.

  • The aspiring interior designers are educated to handle diverse aspects of designing elements along with various spatial contexts as well.   

  • Their potential to develop self-made prototypes for testing human and functional factors versus aesthetics and material usage is emphasised.

  • They are provided training to carry out varied design procedures in a team as well as individually. They are given theoretical along with practical knowledge.  

Skills required

Interior designers should be creative, and up-to-date with the latest design trends. Aspirants should have following skills in order to do well in this field:

Scientific aptitude

Knowledge of textures, materials and trends

Drawing Aptitude

Ability to deal with technical details

Ability to work as part of a team

Visual sensitivity

Drawing aptitude

Knowledge of trends

Good communication skills

Ability to work in a given budget

Colour sense

Good communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Analytical mind

Visual sensitivity

Study areas

Following are some of the areas of study covered under interior design course:

Principles of Interior Design

Architecture History

Drawing and Perspective

Designing Interior Lighting

Computer-Aided Drafting

Use of Color

Varied career fields

Interior designers are employed at places that require the creation of spaces for people to live, or work. This involves:

  • Offices

  • Homes

  • Architectural firms and construction companies

  • Interior design companies

  • Exhibition centres and events management companies

  • Consultancies offering a wide portfolio of design services

  • Retailers

  • Theatre, TV or film companies, etc.

Positions offered by the industry

Some of the jobs directly relevant to the interior design degree include:

  • Interior and spatial designer

  • Exhibition designer

  • Production designer- Theatre/TV/Film

  • Visual Merchandiser

  • Furniture designer

  • Architectural Technologist

Top Employers

Following are some of the well-known recruiters of interior designers:


Serie Architects

Zero gravity studio

MADS Creations


Define Architects

Urban Ladder


Bonito Designs


sP+a (Sameep Padora and Associates)


AnAm Design Services

N. Goyal Associates

Lotus Design Studio




Deep And Hana Architects

Average salary for freshers

Depending on the brand, company and location, an interior design graduate can expect to earn anything between Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.4.5 lakh annually.


Institutes offering interior design programme

National Institute of Design (NID) is the best institute in India offering furniture & interior design course. Some of the other reputed institutions where aspiring interior designers can pursue this course are as follows-     

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology

Indian Institute of Art and Design

Pearl Academy

Arch Academy of Design

CEPT University

JJ School of Arts

College of Architecture

Exterior Interiors Pvt Ltd

Sai School of Interior Design

The students of interior design course are able to develop analytical and critical abilities for performing a diverse range of activities. After the completion of programme, they may choose to work with residential or commercial clients. They will be involved in styling, interior decorating, furnishing, and a lot more.  


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