Interior design isn't just about home decoration. It is concerned with creating functional and beautiful to look at interior spaces in all sorts of places including houses, public buildings and commercial properties such as shops, restaurants, leisure venues and offices. Interior design can also be applied to temporary environments, whether that's pop-up shops that are in existence for just a few months at a time, or show homes and exhibition stands that may simply last days. Anything that has an interior can be designed, redesigned or refurbished
The imaginative and efficient use of, colour, pattern, texture, light and space is central to an interior designer's practice. Most interior designers concern themselves with all aspects of the design of a space from choosing colour schemes through to selecting interior finishes such as wall coverings, flooring, furnishings and furniture. Some will also step into architect's territory, shaping the structure of the space itself as well as decorating it.