What is interior design?

August 2nd, 2017

Interior design is a multidimensional task that includes mainly of space planning, conceptual integration, site inspections, construction management, and design execution. Interior design is not just concern about the physical aesthetics of a certain interior or space but rather, it is about providing creative solutions for every space whilst incorporating its being principle such as health, user well-being, functional design, safety and enhancing their quality of life.
Going back to the memory lane, the interior design went from simple decorator to as complex as what we know now. In the 17th and 18th going through the early 19th century, interior decoration is mainly being done only by homemakers, they are the ones who must think of what furniture they need and what are the only things they need inside the house. In the case of designing the furniture itself, an employment of an upholsterer and craftsman comes into play, they are the ones who will finalize all designs needed for the completion of the building.
Moreover, due to the great and outstanding work of interior designers, In the mid-to-late 19th century, it expanded dramatically. The number of middle-class society has been increased as well and houses because of a status symbol, the bigger and more decorative the house, the higher recognition it will get. Through this reason, many large furniture businesses began to branch out into, lots of independent interior designers have emerged in the market. This is where interior design started to become a serious endeavor.
This business model had continued from the mid-century to 1914, yet, considering the number of interior design companies, most of them don’t have formal education regarding it, this predicament was given the solution in the mid-20th century where formal education and training were launched specializing in interior design.
Today, interior designers play an important role in bringing the aesthetic value of a certain room, space or house. They bring harmony and coherence to a seemingly pile up of things in our respective houses.