Top 20+ Interior Design Interview Questions and Answers

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  • May 3, 2023
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Top 20+ Interior Design Interview Questions and Answers

Top 20+ Interior Design Interview Questions and Answers

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building or space to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using it. The above blog tells you to top 20+ interior design interview questions and answers. The process of interior design involves analyzing the space, creating a design concept, and executing the plan through the selection of materials, colors, furniture, and accessories. A well-designed interior can have a significant impact on the mood and productivity of the people using it. Interior designers work to create spaces that are not only functional and comfortable but also visually appealing and reflective of the client’s personality and style. Whether you’re looking to update a single room or your entire home or office, working with an experienced interior designer can help you achieve the look and feel you desire while staying within your budget. A good interior designer will listen to your needs and preferences, offer creative solutions, and manage the entire design process from start to finish.

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Top 20+ Interior Design Interview Questions and Answers

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Q1. Why do you want to work as an interior designer?

             Do not say that you want to get this job because you’ve earned a degree     

          in interior design. You should look forward, not backward. You should     

          show a desire to have this job, and not simply remark that you have to do 

          it, after all the long years you’ve spent studying design or architecture…


          Say that you love doing what interior designers do, the entire   

          process–meeting with clients, understanding their wishes, translating     

          them into interesting design concepts, and then turning these concepts     

          to reality.


Q2. Why employment and not freelancing?

In truth, you can earn more money working as a freelance interior designer. But obviously, this has some drawbacks, and you should explain to the interviewers why you prefer employment to a career of a freelance designer.

This question is very important because they try to hire designers who won’t leave the company one year later after they gain some experience and feel ready to become their own bosses.

Top 20+ Interior Design Interview Questions and Answers

Q3. Why do you want to work for our studio/company?

          You have two good options here. First one is saying that you researched                 

          about their company, and like their principal line of design, and the sort    

          of clients they have, and that it matches with your preferences. 

          This is always a good reason for choosing one employer and not the   

          another one.

          Second one is more honest, or perhaps more business oriented. You can     

          say that you like the location of work, the benefits they offer to    

          employees, the working environment, the reputation of the company, or     

          anything else that has caught your eye.


Q4. Tell us something about your previous design works.

         One picture tells more than a thousand words. At least that’s the case                       

         with design. Take your portfolio out of your briefcase, and start showing      

         your best work.

         Few things you should remember when talking about your design works:

  • Always explain the goal you followed with each design (so they see that you design the interior on purpose).

  • Try to show works that relate to the designs they do in the company (similar places, surroundings, etc).

  • If something looks strange or, explain why you opted for it in your design work.


Q5. Look around this office. What would you improve on our interior design?

         You should always remember the three characteristics of an excellent     

         design: functionality, safety, and beauty. Of course, the value you should      

         place on each of the three elements varies from one project to another.

          Look around their office, and find things that could be done better.           

         But you should focus mostly on functionality since the choice of colors    

         and shapes can reflect the personal tastes of your interviewers.


Q6. Do you have experience with AutoCad and 3D Max?

       Explain clearly how long you have been working with each software, and    

       how it helped you in your work. You should actually mention other tools     

       you use while doing your designs.

       If you have no experience with the program in question (they may use a      

      specific software in their company), say that you are a quick learner, and     

      good with computers. You should show confidence in your skills, and    

      assure them that you are ready to learn to work with anything they use in      

      the company.


 Q7. Imagine that a client rejected all your designs. What would    you do?

      Say that you would meet them in person, come back to the basics, and         

      discuss their goals and expectations once again. You would also discuss    

      the things which they didn’t like in your original works.

      Then you would either show them how the designs you proposed met their      

      goals, or work on a new design that would meet them.

      In any case, you should demonstrate that you are not afraid of rejection,   

      and do not mind reworking your designs


 Q8. How can you design small spaces?

      In a long living room, breakdown the space by making three separate     

      seating areas with pieces of furniture that are small in scale

      Use light color paint on the wall to make the space look bigger

      In a small bedroom, keep a bed that covers half of the space which makes       

      the room space bigger.


Q9. When designing a room what is the most important factor for you?

      Once the design or thought is clear in your mind about the design is to         

       follow a theme and the design entire room accordingly which includes     

       color, furniture and piece of art.


Q10. How to fit bookshelves in a small space?

      If you are having small space and accommodating bookshelves is a                    

      problem. Then it is advisable to get a wall mounted bookshelves, and it will     

      occupy less floor space compared to free-standing bookshelves.


Q11. What wood will you prefer for designing?

         The wood that will be a good choice for formal designing is oak, cherry,             

         and mahogany, while, for casual designing maple, bamboo and pine are    

         casual choices.


Q12. What is a good way of using lights in your room?
A good way of using lights in the room is to use 80% of lights overhead, and 20% of light should be a free stand or wall mounted like table lamp, art lamp, library lamps, scones, etc. It will draw attention of your interior and paintings.

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Q13. Explain how you handle customs work to fit?

  • Paperhanging and Design: For wall covering installation

  • Partners in Design: Customs upholstery and reupholstery that is quick and when you want it

  • Art Application: Use customs art for you chair or Sofa cover

  • Boston Binding: It is used best in carpeting installation and area rug binding and serging


Q14. Explain what is the difference between interior design and interior decoration?

  • Interior design: Interior designer have technical expertise to know the vast array of options and give creative solutions to the space they use for design.

  • Interior decorating: It is about using various forms of color and accent to make a particular space more visually appealing.


Q15. As an interior designer what questions will you ask the client?

  • About client budget and timeframe

  • About design style

  • About decision making

  • Whether worked with any designer before

  • How you visualize the design process taking place


Q16. Mention what are the tools an interior designer takes help?

  • Color Wheel

  • Paint Chips

  • Fabric Samples

  • Measuring Tape

  • Digital Camera


Q17. Mention Career opportunities you can apply as an interior designer and specialize yourself?

  • Visual Merchandiser

  • Home Theater designer

  • Feng Shui Designer

  • Vastu Shastra Expert

  • Set Designer (for films)

  • Landscaping Artist


Q18. As an interior designer, which are the firms you can use your skill as an individual?

  • As an interior design professional, you can use your skill in an architecture firm

  • In furniture showroom

  • A model or sample house designer

  • Lightning design firm


Q19. What are the things you have to take care of while designing?

  • Put decorative mirror especially for a smaller space

  • Put art/photo at appropriate height on the wall

  • Don’t surface in acoustic or theater if you have, it will bounce back the sound waves

  • Check room dimension first before selecting furniture

  • Don’t over furnish the room

  • Use color coordination carefully,with the decided theme

  • Use appropriate lighting

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 Q20. What types of countertop materials can you use to design a kitchen?

  • Granite and Quartz

  • Marble and Limestone

  • Wood Countertops

  • Stainless steel

  • Laminate countertops


Q21. What is the basic type of lightning an interior designer follows?

  • Ambient

  • Task

  • Accent

  • Aesthetic

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