Interior design is more than just aesthetics. It’s about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety and well-being of occupants and enhancing their quality of life.

Following a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, interior design is a multi-faceted profession whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfils the project goals.

Read the Council for Interior Design Qualification’s (CIDQ) comprehensive definition of interior design here.

Registered interior designers (RIDs) are qualified through a rigorous process of education, experience and examination. RIDs can help clients realize their goals by creating interior spaces that meet their functional and aesthetic requirements.

In addition, Registered interior designers are required to:

• Carry liability insurance

• Participate in ongoing professional development

• Uphold IDIBC code of ethics and standards of practice

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