IDAN welcomes membership from designers practicing in all fields of interior designing. It has classes of membership for professionals, design practices, educational departments, businesses and individuals who are alsoassociate with trade or service the design sector.

According to the International Federation of Interior designers (IFI), the professional interior designer is a person qualified by education, experience and recognized by skills, who:

  • identifies, researches and creatively solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment
  • performs services relative to interior spaces including programming, design analysis, space planning, aesthetics and inspection of work on site, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building regulations, equipment, materials and furnishing
  • Prepares drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces, in order to enhance the quality of life and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public

The Association defines interior designers as persons qualified by training and experience to plan the design and execution of interior projects and their furnishings, and to organise the various arts and crafts essential to their completion.


All membership applications are assessed by the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee reserves the right to refuse applications that are deemed inappropriate to the aims and values of the professional body.

  1. Choose the grade of membership appropriate to your situation. See 'Membership Choices' and the detailed of membership descriptions.
  2. Download and fill the membership form by clicking on the download button below:

  3. Send your completed form with any requested supporting documentation and fees to the Association Office OR
    Upload a scanned copy of all the required documents via the form below

    Scanned Registration Form

    Scanned CAC Form

    Scanned Reference Letter

    Scanned Professional Certificate(Optional)

Important: Your application can not be processed unless it is accompanied by full payment. If your application is unsuccessful your money will be refunded in full.


IDAN is a member of the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects(IFI) the world body for Interiors Designers Associations; this means that its members would be linked to world interior designers association like The British Interior Designer Association {BIDA}, American Society of Interior Designers {ASID} The members would also have information about latest design products and world industrial news, information about world interior designer fairs.

  • IDAN Logo & Appellation - All members will be entitled to use the IDAN logo and appellation on their stationery advertisements, press articles e.t.c
  • Membership Certificates to be given to all members.
  • IDAN would hold yearly award events for members only.
  • IDAN would hold yearly trade-show offering members an opportunity to meet potential clients.

Being part of IDAN provides you with an opportunity to be listed on the IDAN website and to be added to our Directory, online. This is also an opportunity for you to highlight your activities to the global design community.

  • IDAN Newsletter
  • IDAN Coffee Table book


Corporate membership is available to any company or organization duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria with the primary objective of providing interior design and related services. People working for such companies will have access to all services available under individual membership, to a maximum number of five (5) people.

The annual membership will be N100, 000.

Full Membership

Full membership is available to any individual qualified by training, experience or skills to plan the design and execution of interior projects and their furnishings and to organize the various arts and crafts essential to their execution. A full member must have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in full time employment in the field of interior design.

Associate membership

Anyone with a three year degree or 1 year diploma in interior design or a minimum of 1 year full time employment in the field of interior design is eligible for associate membership. Without any formal qualifications, associate membership may be granted after submission of the application.

The annual fee for individual membership will be N50, 000.


IDAN offers membership to students as an introduction to the activities of the organization and as an opportunity for dialogue with members of the Institute and other industry professionals. Students currently enrolled in Architecture or Interior Design program from a University or College registered with the University Commission or similar certifying body.

The annual membership fee will be N 10, 000.


Companies providing support services can qualify for Industry partner status. Such companies can include furniture, paint and other design industry manufacturers, trade and trade related associations.

The annual fee will be N150, 000.


This is open to those who have an interest in the industry and wish to be informed of news relevant to the industry.

The annual fee will be N10,000.