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Introduction to Interior Designing





An aesthetically appealing space is undeniable, as a bright, colourful room is always the preferred as compared to dull, dark and lifeless space. It is a challenge converting a normal room into a workspace that could eventually become a sanctuary for your creative processes. An interior designer has the power to transform any space into a potential haven. The designer will ensure you get the comfort and styles you need by ensuring the designs are gorgeous and functional.

What is interior design?

Before getting into the details about interior designing, let us give the concept a definition. Interior designing includes a range of skills, which include an understanding of textiles and their functions in a blueprint ensuring the design is according to the social rules. The designer should know everything about concrete structures.

Designer or Decorator: The difference

The basic difference is their education. A decorator's job is to decide what kind of accessories, artistic pieces, paints and others that can beautify a given space.

A designer, with a professional degree in interior design, often has to think about the visual aspect of a space and structural workings of a building. It includes trying to figure out where the electricity lines go, what kind of pipeline will be installed. One designer is the decorator of the space too.

In simple words, a designer can decorate, but a decorate can't design.

An insight into interior design

Designing and decorating a space has been carried out for years, but where did all begin? The common answer is the Egyptian civilization, people who decorated their homes with amazing metal artifacts, vibrant paintings and furniture with animal skins. Back in those days, homes were designed according to the symmetry of the village homes with delicate water systems running through each home. Similar houses were designed by the Romans who felt a spacious home defined a person's status in society.

Designing and decorating a space has been carried out for years, but where did all begin? The common answer is the Egyptian civilization, people who decorated their homes with amazing metal artifacts, vibrant paintings and furniture with animal skins. Back in those days, homes were designed according to the symmetry of the village homes with delicate water systems running through each home. Romans built spacious houses, according to their status in society. The evolution of spaces changed into a different fashion with the arrival of the medieval era of Europe.

Christianity saw colours like white, red and purple, simple wooden paneling and marble floors used. The dark ages brought a sense of sobriety, which led to the rich and famous toning their decor down.

The Renaissance Period Designs

With the advent of the Renaissance period, came a range of elegant and opulent designs, delicate carvings on wooden panels and scenes from the Bible on the room separators.

Baroque Period

Some of the most highlighted features of the Baroque period are stained glass mosaics, frescoes and twisted pillars. Aesthetics include interior designs to buildings, clothes and art, and much more.

The style originated in 17th century Italy.

Modern Art & Design

Impressionism and Surrealism were born from painters, sculptors and other artistic intelligentsia. They experimented with the boundaries of design. The vision has lead to expressions in interior designs that have changed the conventional decor of a home.

Interiors Today

The presence of electronic appliances like toasters, ovens, grills and much more were introduced in the 20th century. Interior designers had a problem of trying to figure out the layout of the kitchen spaces with electrical plug points, something that has never been done before.

With time, designers have learned how to design kitchens, along with spaces that need an electrical output. People's choices change along with upgrades in technology. People no longer want somber, modest colours with popping, bright colours that brightened a space up.

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