RYERSON PERSONAL ESSAY
i) How is interior design significant as a profession?
Our lives are surrounded by buildings. Houses, public buildings and commercial properties such as shops, restaurants, leisure venues and offices can be found just about anywhere. However in its essence, most buildings are pretty much the same; just floors and walls placed in different layouts. Luckily, anything that has an interior can be designed, redesigned or refurbished. With the abundance of home, design, property and architecture shows on TV, the interior design profession has expanded and become significantly more popularized than decades before. All across the country, more and more people are becoming interested in home improvement. However, home improvement techniques, building standards and materials, as well as trends in decor change and can change frequently and drastically. Homeowners attempting seemingly uncomplicated tasks such as selecting fixtures or interior finishes often find themselves overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choices that are necessary in a successful renovation. With this, the importance of interior designers is evident. Their expertise in refining interiors to the highest level of comfort and aesthetic quality allows homeowners to get the most out of the space that they have.
As mentioned before, we are surrounded by buildings and spend a lot of our time within the walls of a compound. Interior designers enhance the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of light and spatial volume as well as surface treatment. They can make a small room appear more spacious, make a darker room feel brighter, give a boring room character, and in the end make you feel completely different in the best way. Everyone has their own definition of what is beautiful because everyone has different needs and different lifestyles. Interior designers are trained to help their clients choose a design according to their vision and lifestyle, and turn it...
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