Spotlight On: Interior Design

Interior design is a major branch of architecture that concerns itself with interior living spaces. The goal is to create a living (or office) space that is both functional and aesthetically attractive by the creative use of colors, lighting, and materials (Figure 1). Interior design is not to be confused with interior decorating. Interior designers are often well versed in the principles of architecture, engineering, and materials and must generally hold at least a four-year degree. They can be called upon to create challenging spaces that are tailored to certain ecological or handicapped-accessible needs. It is a creative profession, but one that still requires analytical skills.

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