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Interior Designers - 27-1025.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Decorating Consultant
  • Designer
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Design Coordinator
  • Interior Designer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
  • Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning of interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, purpose, and function.
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Design spaces to be environmentally friendly, using sustainable, recycled materials when feasible.
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
  • Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
  • Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.
  • Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
  • Research and explore the use of new materials, technologies, and products to incorporate into designs.
  • Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans.
  • Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art work, and accessories.
  • Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
  • Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Coordinate construction or installation activities.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Estimate costs for projects or productions.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Present work to clients for approval.
  • Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
  • Select materials or props.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Interior Designer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Color Expert
  • Interior Designer