The Basics of Interior Design

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Ever since Ancient Rome, the art and science of interior design has been at work. From then unto the Renaissance up until modern times, almost every room, whether it’s in a house, a corporate building, or a restaurant, has had an interior designer come in and worked on the room, making it functional for the people using it while also still being eye-catching. However the terms interior designer and interior decorator are used interchangeably, which is not the case. While interior decorators only choose furnishings and accessories to make a place look pleasing, interior designers study people’s behaviors and apply technical solutions in order to create a space that’s efficient for its use as well as attractive. Interior design has impacted every historical period in the way each culture lives all the way through modern times. Although the Renaissance period is said to have been the start of modern interior design as the practice became more striving, it is only recently in the early 20th century that interior design has actually become a profession. When designing a room, an interior designer can use their creativity to come up with whatever design is believed to be the best option and there is never a “right” or “wrong” design. However, there are still things that every interior designer must learn and follow as they experiment with their different ideas. One has to learn to use the fundamentals of the practice well in order to make the most out of it and successfully create a room that flows well with practicality as well as style. The fundamentals of interior design can also enhance intellective creativity and reasoning of the functionality of a space by exploring different concepts, creating accurately scaled and modeled floor... ... middle of paper ... ..." Web log post. IMatchDesigners. N.p., 02 June 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Keeps, David A. "Modern Design Through the Years." Latimes. Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2009. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Kelly, Kerrie. "Transitional Style: A Bit of Modern and Traditional." Web log post. Houzz. Houzz Inc., 22 Jan. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Mitton, Maureen. Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2004. Print. Nafie, Coral. "How to Decorate in a Contemporary Style." About.com Interior Decorating. About.com, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Relishinteriors. "Modern vs Contemporary - What's the Difference." Web log post. RelishInteriors. N.p., 10 Mar. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Sarah. "Writing a Client Profile." Web log post. The Interior Designer Coach. Blogspot, 09 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

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