The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public.
NCIDQ DEFINITION OF INTERIOR DESIGN
NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in the best way: The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATING
It is not unusual for the general public to use the terms “interior design” and “interior decorating” interchangeably. The two professions are vastly different in both scope of services as well as minimum requirements for formal training and licensure.
HOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS PROTECT THE PUBLIC
Accessibility, fire safety, ergonomics, sustainability, and building codes are just a few of the interior designer’s areas of expertise.
THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Interested in how to become an interior designer? Check out this educational video about the profession, introducing the three E’s of interior design: