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Fall 2005 Vol. 49, Number 3

Interior designers: Sprucing up space

They turn houses into homes and make offices more efficient. But there’s more to interior designers’ work than color schemes and careful planning.

Do you rearrange furniture as a hobby? Do you know 10 shades of the color orange? Do you idolize interior designers the way other people revere movie stars? 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might have a future as an interior designer. But interior designers’ knowledge extends beyond color swatches and furniture placement. 

Keep reading to learn about interior designers’ typical job duties, earnings, employment, and outlook. You’ll also find out how to train for, enter, and advance in the design field and discover resources for getting more information.

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Last Updated: December 7, 2005