Interior Design

Interior Design is the name given to designing the inside of houses and buildings. It usually refers to the design of and decoration of houses and homes. It has a long history dating back way before all of the television programs we see today. Its first origins are thought to date back to as early as the 1600’s where interior design was down to the homemaker themselves. Interior design as a professional service really came into popularity much more recently in the mid to late 1800’s where the wealth created by the industrial revolution created a need for it.


Interior design is a very personal thing for many of us. Some people have a great eye for decorating and accessorizing our homes. Whilst others prefer to outsource the task to a professional who will take our requirements and turn them into a reality that (hopefully) we will appreciate. Employing an interior designer can be very expensive depending on who you work with but this does not necessarily have to be the case. A good interior design can be found on recommendation and be used to just make the design whilst you organise the work independently.

There are some very good reasons why you may wish to use an interior designer. The most obvious is that you do not have the skills or time to do the design yourself. Another reason might be that you are looking for a particular interior designer to complete the work either because they are well-known or because you have seen their work elsewhere and would like to emulate it. An interior designer not only makes your home or office space look nice they also consider all of your needs. For example, they will take into account storage and space requirements to make the best possibly use of the space you have available.

Whether or not you use an interior designer, and this will be down to your individual circumstances and budget, most will adhere to an agreed style. There are a number of interior design styles that you can choose from including Art Deco and Japanese. However, you may wish to explain your own style in more liberal terms such as 1970’s style design or Scandinavian design rather than an established style outright. It is useful to choose some kind of style or design for consistency of your home decoration.Employing the right style of curtains is key for any room.