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Study of "Interior Design" as a reflection of the mind.
by: Shrinivas Vaidya
Dear friends, we as humans are a composite of mind, body and
spirit. All these three in proper coordination, create the
world around us. The things, which we want in life, are first
created in our mind, then our mind sends signals to our brain
and the brain sends signals to various parts of our body to
take action and thus "reality" gets created.

This means that whatever we imagine in our minds gets converted
in reality. The program of our mind decides what we imagine.
I mean if I want to decorate my bedroom, everything from the
type of furniture I choose to the budget decision will depend
upon my "broader attitude" towards life.

If I am a "budget conscious" person, then this will affect right
from the initial stages of the design. I will look at the design
from a conservative point of view. Thus everything, which gets
created in reality will have an influence of my personality.

Here I am not trying to say that only high budget designs are
good. I have seen works of many interior designers, who have
spent their entire lives on studying low cost design projects
and also have won awards for their magnificent work.

That's why any interior design project can not be fulfilled without
active participation of the client or the user. Creativity
doesn't have any boundaries of budget. Any piece of art which
fulfils the functional need and also the aesthetical need can
be easily accepted as an architectural element. Budget is
not a constraint at all. On the other hand the budget constraint
sometimes is useful to generate some good ideas for a particular

An interior designer is not an artist, because an artist basically
performs his acts to satisfy his own desire. This could be
any performing art or other forms of arts. His piece of work
may not have any functional use from user's point of view.

An interior designer is not even a technician or engineer.
Because when an engineer builds a design he need not worry of
making it "beautiful". His primary aim is to make it functional.
He puts his entire energy in making the design functional.

That's why an interior designer is one who satisfies both the
functional as well as aesthetical part of the design. Sometimes
it is easy to accomplish the functional part of an interior design,
but since the definition of beauty is different for everyone,
it is extremely difficult to satisfy each and every user's
aesthetic hunger.

This is particularly true about interiors in public spaces.
For example a bank building has a definite use and function for
all the users. We can safely create a list of functions a person
would perform when he visits a bank. But this does not
mean the bank reflects his personality, like the first paragraph
of this article mentions.

That's why interiors in public spaces always are designed by taking
into consideration something called as "mass personality".
This is a general attitude of the kind of mindset everyone would have
or is likely to have when he/she visits that space. If you
visit large corporate software office premise, you will see this picture.

Office interiors always have a certain kind of order in them.
The use of colors, design styles have a kind of commitment in
them, which is expected from you when you work there.

On the other hand a bar or a restaurant has some sort of mood
generating atmosphere, which sets you loose. Because this is
what is expected in a public space like a restaurant.

Thus any interior space is always associated with people. A space
which serves its functions best and makes the users comfortable is
bound to succeed as a favorite place.

I hope this article was informative to everyone.

Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya

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Shrinivas Vaidya is the webmaster of .Here you will find some great concept level design tips for master bedrooms, teen bedrooms and guest bedrooms.

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