The difference between Interior Design and Interior Decorating should be highlighted. Interior Decoration is part of what an Interior Designer does, whereas an Interior Decorator does not move walls, design skylights and their location. Interior Designers are also Interior Architects and can focus solely on Interior Architecture if they so choose. So to the person who is thinking about redesigning their bedroom…is it Interior Designer or Interior Decorator you are looking for?
I never thought about interior design being the purview of the royalty before — although I guess it makes sense.
I can’t really imagine there being a whole lot of demand for interior design firms before the last century.
I wonder how that history has influenced modern interior design? Do you think that has had any impact on the ideas or theories of modern interior design?
Well I thought this was a nice article. Sure interior design is about more than must aesthetics, but I think that this article gave a really good basic overview of house interior design and the kind of thought that goes into choosing interior design styles.
Thanks for your research and writing!
What are some good ideas for home interior design for bedrooms? I want to re-design my bedroom, and am kind of stuck for ideas.
Right now it’s your normal square room, but with a bay window at one end. I don’t have a lot of furniture, just a bed, wardrobe, and a medium sized chair.
I want to make it kind of minimalist, what are some good interior design ideas or tricks for that?
your definition should include much more information on the technical side of design. the “aesthetic” part of design comprises very little of what designers actually do. a more appropriate and understandable term is interior architecture.
a designer must understand and coordinate building services (electrical, mechanical, structural) and coordinates these disciplines on a project and is responsible for architectural detailing.
unfortunately it is a misunderstood profession that is grossly underpaid and not given the credit it deserves.
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