All of these projects can be tweaked, adapted, or changed based on your personality and interests. These are all just starters.
Research the process, styles, various mediums (types of wood, wire, paint, paper, etc.), the methods of construction & planning, measuring, sketching, etc. and create the art piece with your own unique twist. Practice and record your practice for each step of the process that leads to the final project.
Interior Design Projects
Interior Design Project
Find a professional interior designer that you like. Research him or her and the creative process they use to develop their ideas. Analyze and reverse engineer the components of interior design. Create an interior design portfolio: unique fabric swatches, color palettes, pictures from magazines of actual furniture, models, sketches, etc. Practice and record your practice for each concept--from creating your own magazine ad to developing your own style of furniture.
Interior Design Company Project
Part 1: Develop a unique product or service within the realm of interior design.
Part 2: Find a business that you like similar to your product or service. Research the creators and the process they went through to create their business and products. Analyze and reverse engineer the business: what made it successful and unique (eg. unique fabric swatches, color palettes, technology, sketches, models, magazine ads, etc.)? What's their business model look like? Practice and record your practice for each concept--from creating your own magazine ad to developing your own style of furniture.