Interior Design

What is Interior Design?

November 8, 2017
What is Interior Design?

Interior design is the overall design of interior spaces. An interior space is defined by its walls, floor and ceiling. Although the ‘interior’ in design implies that it’s indoors, over the years, it has come to encompass design of outdoor areas as well. Think patios, balconies, verandas and terraces.

Before I studied interior design, I had the impression it was all about expensive furniture, wallpaper, curtains, carpet, and designer lamps. A five-star hotel suite would pop up in my head when I thought about interior design. How cliché.

Over the years though, I’ve come to learn that interior design is so much more. It goes deeper than meets the eye. Literally. What we see is mere interior decoration. And there’s a huge difference between the two.

As you’ll come to learn, interior design is decoration and so much more, whereas interior decoration is just that—decoration.

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Interior Design

The Importance of Interior Design

The Importance of Interior Design Now that we’ve defined what interior design is — the overall design of interior spaces — and what differentiates it from interior decoration, let’s delve deeper into why it matters. What is the importance of interior design? Not long…

November 5, 2017
Interior Design

The 7 Elements of Interior Design

The 7 Elements of Interior Design The dictionary defines an element as an essential or characteristic part of something abstract. In chemistry, an element can’t be broken down into a simpler substance. Interior design is abstract in that the overall design of a space…

November 2, 2017
Interior Design

The 7 Principles of Interior Design

The 7 Principles of Interior Design We’ve covered the 7 elements of interior design — space, lines, form, light, color, texture, and pattern. The elements are the building blocks of creating a well-designed space, but the principles are the time-tested guidelines to how to use…

October 30, 2017
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Form follows Function in Interior Design

Form Follows Function in Interior Design: A Short Background Form follows function. This has become a credo in the world of design since the 20th century. The phrase was coined by Louis Sullivan, an American architect also known as the “father of skyscrapers” and…

October 25, 2017
Interior Design

How to Write a Design Rationale

How to Write a Design Rationale (Updated) In school, we were taught the essentials of designing spaces. However, not much importance was given as to how to present our designs professionally. It is easy to justify a design when it is orally presented. But what…

October 8, 2017