The terms interior designer and interior decorator sometimes are used synonymously, but each has its own job description and function. Designers study people’s needs to create functional, living, work, or public spaces to satisfy those demands. Decorators furnish interior spaces with furniture and accessories, creating an aesthetic environment. Most states require an interior designer to obtain a license to practice, but an interior decorator isn’t required to do so. As a result, interior designers may decorate, but decorators are not permitted to design. Here at Inspired Spaces, we have both designers and decorators on staff.