To be a successful interior designer, you will need to acquire certain skills.


Being creative not only improves your mood but completing a creative task gives us a self of achievement and accomplishment, boosting our self-esteem.

Interpersonal Skills

To successfully find clients and understand their needs, interior designers require excellent interpersonal skills. … They must effectively communicate with architects, engineers and contractors — everyone involved with design projects — to be successful.

Critical Thinking

The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer.

Problem Solving Skills

An interior designer must be focused on form and function, aesthetics and functionality, as they approach an interior project. Every design project involves unique design problems which need to be solved with creativity and innovation.


Bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree is usually required in order to become an interior designer, as are classes in interior design, drawing, and computer-aided design (CAD). A bachelor’s degree in any field is acceptable, and interior design programs are available at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

Training programs

  • Color theory
  • Computer-aided drafting
  • Creating specifications for interior construction
  • Ethics
  • Graphic communication
  • History of interior design/architecture
  • Interior design business practices… etc
  • Embrace diverse styles
  • Take inspiration from everything, and everywhere
  • Never stop studying the art form
  • Be courageous
  • Take your time with colour and lighting
  • Take the lead in coordinating the project.
  • Look to embrace new technology and ideas
  • Understand the space and its function

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