Interior designis "the art or process of designing the interior, often including the exterior, of a room or building". In the design industry, there’s an overwhelming number of options to choose from when establishing how a room or specific area will look and function. While it’s great to have options, it can be difficult to narrow them down to the best selection for your budget, resources and personal taste.
Interior designer Brigitte Beltran says, "There are lots of technical considerations to take into account aside from creating a beautiful, unified look. From creating a concept and drafting plans to selecting materials and finishes properly, there is a big array of choices available in the marketplace today, particularly with the Internet. Selection can be difficult and costly if the client makes the wrong choices of materials and installation and everything needs to be redone."
Interior Designs In Various Sectors
Residential design is the design of the interior of Private Residences.As this type design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual are paramount in this area of interior design. The interior designer may work on the project from the initial planning stage or may work on the remodelling of an existing structure.
Commercial design encompasses a wide range of sub specialties
- Retail: includes malls and shopping centers, department stores, specialty stores, visual merchandising and showrooms.
- Visual and Spatial Branding: The use of space as a medium to express the Corporate Brand
- Corporate: office design for any kind of business such as banks
- Healthcare: the design of hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical offices, dentist offices, psychiatric facilities, laboratories, medical specialist facilities
- Hospitality and Recreation: includes hotels, motels, resorts, cruise ships, cafes, bars, casinos, nightclubs, theaters, music and concert halls, opera houses, sports venues, restaurants, gyms, health clubs and spas, etc.
- Institutional: government offices, financial institutions (banks and credit unions), schools and universities, religious facilities, etc.
- Industrial facilities: manufacturing and training facilities as well as import and export facilities.
- Teaching in a private institute that offer classes of Interior Design
- Employment in private sector firms
Other areas of specialization include amusement and theme park design, museum and exhibition design, event design, interior and prop styling, tablescape design, theatre and performance design, stage and set design, production design for film and television. Beyond those, interior designers, particularly those with graduate education, can specialize in healthcare design, gerontological design, educational facility design, and other areas that require specialized knowledge. Some university programs offer graduate studies in these and other areas.