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Interior designing is a process that can turn interior (inside) spaces into an effective setting (environment) suitable for people's activities and functions.

Interior designer

An interior designer is a person who creates a solution of any interior space. Also, he works on layout spaces of building and technical issues such as lighting, sounds, and temperature (air ducts).

Important things in interior designing include color balancing (matching colors), understanding how colors affect space and moods, knowledge of fabrics, building and electrical codes, and styles and trends.

These steps are required for an interior designer to do a perfect job.

  • First step the designer must prepare: Feasibility (prospect) studies, space planning, check budget, design idea, finish selections, what the character of furniture is, art is and accessory selection and placement, project management, move management, and bid management.
  • Next the schematic (planning) design step is the following activities: Drawings and sketches (quick drawing) of proposed floor plans, details, elevations, and perspectives. Then the interior designer discusses all plans with the customer. The drawings most often made by interior designers are floor plans, architectural details, electrical plans, ceiling plans, and furniture plans.


There are specific types of interior design and specializations. Some types of interior design are residential design, commercial design, hospitality design, healthcare design, universal design, exhibition design, and spatial branding.

Residential design

The designer tries to help customers look after their needs at home, their personality, and style and goals which make the home more comfortable. The designer should dose what the home needs, such as security and convenience.

Commercial design

Commercial interior designers design public spaces such as office buildings, community centers, museums, hotels, stores, warehouses, and libraries. In commercial design the designer has to create an environment that includes function and aesthetics. A commercial interior designer's work includes selecting paint colors, choosing artwork, accounting for acoustics and lighting, picking appropriate furniture, and placing all these together in the manner most appropriate to the venue. Recently commercial interior designers have worked with indoor plants and agro-inventions such as the Grofie Greenwall, which allows firms to bring a tropical forest, vegetable or herb garden right into the office, in order to reconnect office workers with nature. [1]

It is very important to get the office environment just right, and a commercial interior designer ensures just that. They ensure that the office looks aesthetically appealing, promotes a good work culture and radiates productivity. All this is important for a business owner to have their employees feel focused and confident in what they are doing. That's why an office should be feel like a home far from home. Your employees spent almost 8 to 9 hours a day in your office, if your office is not comfortable for them. They can't do their work with 100% productivity. To make your office more productive you need an office interior designer, who can design your office for more productivity and allow your employees to feel comfortable in your office. Furthermore, it is quite important for companies which frequently have clients over for consults, meetings and more. This way, they can establish a strong image of the company in the face in their face even before their meeting’s begun.

Hospitality design

Hospitality designers design the places which have any relationship between guest and host such as hotels. This includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers, resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and other services for travelers and tourists.

Healthcare design

Healthcare design is related to hospitals and how to make a good space to make the patient and staff very comfortable. Healthcare designers compare the evidence-based design with evidence-based medicine; that knowledge can help ensures that future healthcare facilities are built to improve clinical outcomes. In addition, a deeper understanding of the relationship between the built environment and quality of care will help ensure that healthcare facilities are designed to meet the diverse needs of patients, families, and staff.

Universal design

Universal design is the design for all people around the world and to creating environments and products those are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible.[2]

Exhibition design

There are many different types of exhibit, ranging from museum exhibitions to retail and trades show spaces, to themed attractions, zoos, and visitor centers. All types of exhibits aim to communicate a message through engaging their audiences in meaningful and compelling interactions. Use a wide range of technologies and techniques to develop experiences that will resonate with diverse audiences–enabling these targeted audiences to access the messages, stories, and objects of an exhibit.

Space management

Apart from designing an empty apartment or home, an interior designer is also responsible for space management that not only lets any individual walk properly but also gives them a functional home.

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