Interior Decorator


Interior decorators plan and implement decoration schemes for homes, offices, shops, hotels and venues.

Duties & Tasks

Interior decorators may perform the following tasks:

  • advise clients on the selection of colour schemes, layout, lighting, furniture, floor coverings, curtains, paint, wallpaper and hardware products (such as curtain fittings)
  • visit clients' premises to look at existing conditions and make measurements
  • provide sketch designs, specifications and cost estimates to the client for approval
  • supervise and coordinate the installation and arrangement of furniture and furnishings
  • undertake direct selling if working in a retail shop.

Working Conditions

Interior decorators may have to work extended or irregular hours to meet clients' needs.

Personal Requirements

  • creativity
  • good understanding of colour
  • able to promote ideas
  • awareness of fashion and design trends
  • able to interact well with a variety of people.

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