Modern interior design features

The dynamics of interior design have evolved continuously with time and has come a long way from the pre historic cave painting and murals to today’s sophisticated and advanced planning and execution. Today interior design is not confined to the areas of mere decoration and arrangement, nowadays interior design not only encompasses various technical works but also legal and official works like submitting bids, preparing contracts, bills, patenting, copyright works, green clearances, sustainability, etc.

Analyzing the client’s needs, goals and life safety requirements

An interior designer must always take into account the needs and requirements of the client in order to create the optimum design. The designer must always design for the client incorporate any changes after intimating the client.

Designing of structures must also take into account the safety criteria such as flammability, strength, toughness, durability, etc.

Formulating preliminary design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriate, functional and in accordance with codes and standards.

The designs and plans must conform to the codes and standards set out by the required organizations. Keeping the designs in accordance to these may help in investigations in case of any failure or disasters. Also this helps in avoiding any legal backlash if any.

Drawing up working drawings and specifications

These need to be prepared for non-load bearing interior construction, reflected ceiling plans, lighting, interior details, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures and equipment in compliance with the universal accessibility guidelines and all applicable codes.


Collaborating with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical and load bearing design for regulatory approval.

Estimation of quantities

The interior designer may be required to draw up the bill of quantities (BOQ) to estimate the final quantity and the price of the material required for designing and decoration.

Bidding and preparing contracts

Once the required material quantity is determined the cost estimate can be calculated by multiplying the quantity with the price per unit. Once the cost is arrived at the appropriate bidding process may begin. After the job has been awarded the contract is drawn up. It is imperative that in today’s time the interior designer is acquainted with all these processes to prevent cheating, manipulation and exploitation.

Proper monitoring and review

The execution of the project must be monitored and controlled in the most effective manner. Reviewing and evaluating of design solutions during implementation and upon completion is necessary to ensure sound execution.

Green clearances

This aspect of interior design has gained paramount importance in recent times due increased focus on environmental degradation. Using eco-friendly materials and processes that do not have any adverse effects on the health of the workers and the environment.

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