Appraisal of Interior Designbetween the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries
P. Ayuba, S. A. Kolo, J. M. Ofiedane

Interior design as a profession applies design principles, colours, materials, space planning and lighting design, which the designer uses to orchestrate the design of interiors and derive an experience for its user(s).The research method utilized a case study approach where works of architects based on their era were studied, qualitative analysis was used for data analysis and data was collected from secondary means using observation schedule. Analyses of interior design characteristics are made, through the 19th and 20th centuries with an appraisal of interior design in the 21st century.It is the aim of this paper to see how trends in interior design have evolved through these years to its current state (21st century).Results show that architects initially adopted architectural styles in their works, principles and elements of design, colour, space planning and materials were commonly adopted throughout the three periods. Interior design now focuses on creating pleasing user’s experience based on the appraisal.

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