History of Interior design and how we got here

Interior Design

Design is the composition of a work of art. Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such enhancement projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes space planning, site inspections, programming, research, execution of the design, etc. This concept is almost as old as man although not truly aesthetic like today. There is no perfect design when it comes to taste in the world of interiors. What can be perfect and what humans are working on to achieve perfection is the neatness of work and how it adequately affects the owner’s emotions.

History Of Interior Designing

The first and primary consideration of interior design was to consider the intended function of a space or its utility. While our houses have several rooms that serve specific purposes, the first homes were simple places where people could cook and sleep in the same place. Still today, tribal cultures may use such basic spaces. For example, think of a Plains Indians teepee or the Inuit igloo. The teepee is specifically designed with a space at the base to sleep that is sheltered from the elements, but a hole is open to allow a fire that does not fill the space with smoke.

Stone Age – 6000 – 2000BC

The first evidence of interior design was found in prehistoric human dwellings. Although they focused on practicalities they still took the time to decorate their dwellings with drawings, usually of plants, animals, or humans. Tribes of this era made huts from mud, animal skins, and sticks.

Egyptian – 2700 – 30BC

While the civilians of Egypt still lived in mud huts the royal families lived in the magnificent buildings they are well known for. These buildings were decorated with murals that depicted their history and beliefs. They had basic furniture as well as vases and sculptures to use in their homes.

Neolithic Europe – 2000 – 1700BC 

Handmade pottery for practical and decorative use, some of which items were decorated with paint.

Greek – 1200 – 31BC

The improvements in civilization allowed for regular people to decorate their homes in their own style, the wealthier of which had furniture containing silver and ivory. The Greeks also brought in rules for the construction of buildings that iconically contained impressive pillars.

Roman – 753BC – 480AD

This was the first real age where no royals could show their wealth through their homes alone. They are decorated with murals and mosaics as well as bespoke furniture. Typical Roman furniture had clawed feet and soft furnishings.

Byzantine – 500 – 1500AD 

During the Byzantine era, grand domes and extravagant decorations became the norm.

Dark Ages – 900 – 1100AD 

During the dark ages, there was a demise of interior design which meant home interiors went down to basic wood paneling, minimal furniture, and stone slab floors.

Contemporary – 1980s – Now

With neutral colors, furniture in basic materials such as wood and stainless steel, and a minimal amount of ornaments the aim is for a clean and uncluttered feel. Bright colors are sometimes used to contrast against the all-around neutral feel.

In the 1990s TV shows focused on home makeovers and redesigns again took the interest in interior design to new heights.

The art of interior design encompasses all of the fixed and movable ornamental objects that form an integral part of the inside of any human habitation.

As the world evolves, technologies evolve too and the interior industry is not left out.

Modern Machines

There are a lot of new smart machines that help the interior designer but we will be discussing three:

1. Smart Sensors

smart sensors such as a smoke sensor or heat sensor can save a life in your place in time of an accident. The smoke and heat sensors will send a notification to your phone and call emergency services when they go off. Some smart motion sensors can detect intruders and send notifications to your home when you are away.

2. Lighting Design

Lights play a very special role in your life and place. There are many light gadgets which can make the look of your place more wonderful. By using this technology, you can dynamically control the lighting of your places like its intensity, its color, and brightness. By using this smart technology, you can make every corner of your place suitable according to your mood.

have the correct brightness and make them suitable according to your liking.

It would be very useful for you when you have a movie night or party in your place. You will also get some modern features like auto light adjustment, where the device will adjust the brightness according to the natural light in the room so that you will get the right amount of brightness in your place, which can be good for your eyes and vision.

3. Soundproofing Blinds

If you live in a city or your place is near the road and crowded area, then many times you get irritated by the outer noise. This type of noise can be generated from many places like neighboring houses, factories, vehicles, or road construction.

Many seek to reduce noise in their home by using soundproofing blinds. Sometimes you cannot let them stop disturbing you, but if you have some good quality soundproof blinds on your windows, then you can dampen the noise and make your place more comfortable for you.

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