Interior Design: How Much Has It Changed?

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Interior designs either stand or fail the tests of time. The successful ones become the standard that every artist and designer hope to replicate in their own work. With every failed design, on the other hand, artists learn from their mistakes to improve their work. It is a never-ending cycle of the creative process that they all have to go through.

Interior designing is the art of playing with the spaces around us. Every piece of furniture, decorative ornament, or color palette is meticulously critiqued and studied before it is applied to a house or a building. Designers craft artistic and visually appealing spaces that suit an individual’s specific tastes and needs.

Throughout the years, these interior designers have incorporated numerous styles and quirks that make up the standards that we have today. But just how much has interior designing changed over the years?

Technological advancements

Technology plays a big role in an interior designer’s work. Back then, a designer only had to work with lighting conditions, furnishing, and decorating of the simplest sense. But now, new technology has allowed them to experiment and dabble with designs and textures.

Smart homes have now started to become the norm in interior design and architecture. Designs are specifically made to incorporate modern technology that allows certain pieces to add functions and quirks that were not available before.

For example, in the state of Utah, automatic doors can easily be installed into one’s home for ease of use and security purposes. This type of technology was not possible in the earlier times, or at least cheap enough for an average homeowner.

Simplicity and sustainability

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In the 2000s, designers and homeowners have also developed newer aesthetic appeals. While technology has allowed the rise of modern housing designs as we know them today, some designers want to break away from that trend and revert to a simpler way. This is where minimalism and sustainability play its part.

With minimalism, sleek and simple designs are chosen to best represent the empty and open space of a room. This is best done with the help of an interior architect, especially if the room or home is not yet complete or is for renovation.

If yesteryear’s designs were full of pieces and furniture that were spread out all over the room, now you only see empty spaces. While that may turn off some people, it has created quite a buzz and remains to this day as a great way to design one’s home.

Sustainability also plays an important part in today’s designs. Expounding on the ideas of minimalism, sustainability takes it a step further by creating and designing homes and offices to be energy efficient, using recyclable materials, and playing around with earthly elements to complete its design.

There have been a lot more changes in interior designing than what is just written in this article. These are only a few cuts from the ever-growing and evolving field. While these highlighted changes are popular now, who knows what will happen next?


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