With the Covid in place the past two years and work from home becoming the new comfort zone for many, the new outlook many people took was to decorate their homes to suit their work style. The live streaming of DIYs makes minimalist interior design more interesting. But in a broader domain, interior designing involves intricate planning and designing of the available space.
It forms a close association with environment design and at the same time shares a close knit relationship with architecture. While this relationship worked well till the late 20th century, in recent times interior designing has been slowly evolving as a profession wanted by many.
To some interior designing is an offshoot of architecture or environment design since it shares a close proximity with these two. Nevertheless the best aesthetically designed buildings and interiors require a thorough understanding of the planning, textile materials and working knowledge of 2D and 3D Computer aided design.
Because of the technical expertise that goes into designing a modern building, it is not a feasible idea for a designed to be well versed in all aspects of planning. Thus there is the need of a team of specialist who with their coordinated efforts are able to reach their common goals.
While the architect is more concerned with the design of the building, it is left to the interior designer to take into account the functionality, aesthetics and purpose of the design.
Interior designing is still at its latent stage. There is a clear demarcation between interior designing of residential buildings and workplaces. Workplace design is also referred to as contract design. This is so because the designer is entitled to a contractual fee for his talent. On the other hand a residential designer is entitled to a commission.
The broad spectrum of interior designing has already been bifurcated into several sections. We often hear of the term space planning, the latest entrant into these already diversified pools. Space planning involves strategic allocation of space to suit different needs.
Most design firms associate themselves with specialised design of schools, colleges, shopping centres or hotels. It requires a joint effort of architects, planners and graphic designers all working under the same roof.
Residential designing requires a common bonding of trust and understanding between the owners and designers. The designer tends to carry out the interior planning based on the likes and dislikes of the clients.