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When it comes to interior design, clients often imagine it as some sort of extended interior decoration. But the process of the interior design starts much earlier, already in the stage of architectural planning, when crucial decisions have to be made that will affect the overall future image of the building’s interiors. We’ve already described some of this process when we writing about the significance of orientation in the architectural planning part of the designing process. Indeed, a decision whether you’ll have your living area face east, south, or west will have a major impact on how it should be rendered a livable place later.
Moreover, orientation and the outcoming layout of the rooms will, for example, impact the choice of the materials in your space, mainly floors and walls. You don’t want a very dark floor tiling exposed to the sun in the south facing parts of the room, because it could lead to unwanted overheating. Or actually you might want just that in more northern latitudes, where this process can be engaged as one of the passive ways of interior temperature regulation. Therefore major architectural design decisions will already determine the basic character of your interior space.
The Last Stage
In later stages of interior design, every little decision in terms of not only physical materials but also furniture choice and layout is just as important as any major structural aspect of the whole project, because interior is the most immediate scale in which the user experiences the space and the building. That means that the interior can be viewed as a sort of an interface between the user and the project, and the user will often judge the success of the whole project based on the results in the interior. That is why you might wish to fully engage your architect in this part of the project as well, which is often overlooked as “a few finishing touches”, while carrying the major significance for the project.