The Oriental Vs. Contemporary Bedroom Design Theory

The Oriental Vs. Contemporary Bedroom Design Theory 2

Dear friends,

If you have read any interior design books/articles, visited

a few websites on the internet, you will find the word theme used

quite often.

What exactly is a theme-based design?

A theme according to me is a collection of various parameters of

design of an interior space. So a theme may include a certain set

colors, materials, repetition of a certain element, such as

a decorative item, etc…

Primarily there are two basic themes under which a design can

be categorized, 1)Oriental 2)Contemporary.

Oriental Bedroom Design Theme:

These kind of themes have a still drilled down niche design

themes, such as country, rustic, vintage, elegant, etc…

One of the major thing about these kind of themes is that much

emphasis is given on the natural beauty of any material.

These designs are close to nature or are shown to be close to


These kind of design styles are very rarely found in the urban

city interiors. Mostly the countryside homes adopt these kind if

themes, to replicate the flora and fauna of the outside environment.

The designer tries to include the patters seen in nature, such as

leaves, flowers, plants. All these natural patterns are seen on

wallpaper patterns, decorative lamps, curtains, furniture

upholstery, wall paintings, etc…

Homes which are build on country side such as farm houses, the scarcity

of space is not an issue, but this creates another problem as far as

designing interiors is concerned.

A bedroom, no matter of what size it is, requires some basic

furniture elements as functional needs, such as a double bed,

dressing table, wardrobes, study tables, a book shelf etc..

It is sometimes possible that because of the large spaces, the

bedroom looks empty after the furniture is arranged. At such

times “decoration” plays a major role. During ancient years

the palaces and castles had such large built spaces, where

extensive use of decoration was used in the form of paintings,

heavy decorative flooring patterns, carvings, moldings as a

decorative architectural elements.

So in this oriental design trend, decoration of the space using

various accessories plays a major role.

Contemporary design Theme:

These kind of design themes are very new as compared to the

previously mentioned oriental design theme. But how did the

designers came along using these kind of designs?

During the starting years of the 20th century, the “Industrial

Revolution” in Europe changed the face of our planet. It

was easy to design and manufacture goods on a mass scale

with amazing speed and efficiency.

This created a flood of industries in and around the cities.

These cities attracted large amount of people to migrate from

rural areas to city centers in search of a living.

Because of this migratory effect there was a sudden need of

housing requirement for the workers. This is where the concept of

an “apartment” was introduced. Because of the pressure of demand,

a school of thoughts emerged within the architects, who

believed that “simplicity” is the need of today’s era.

They thought that, the design of the building has to be simple

and easy to build, then only we can compete with the growing

demand of housing needs in cities. That’s why simple designs with mostly plane and square faces with square or rectangular openings

were used. These forms and masses were easy to build and still

beautiful. If everything from “safety pins” to “space ships”

could be built on a mass scale, why not “buildings”.

The school of thought believed that a plane rectangular form

is in itself beautiful and they proved this using infinite

permutations and combinations of the basic square form. That’s

why decoration was given a second preference. Today we call this

school of thought as “contemporary”. In contemporary design

every element has an order.

That’s why in today’s modern interior design, simplicity is the

key to an efficient design. Unlike the previous oriental design

theme, the contemporary design theme states that any kind of

architectural decoration is always dependent on the basic form

of the building. The form itself is so beautiful, that the need

to further decorate it is not required. Today’s modern interiors

spaces are simple to understand, simple to construct, and

project a kind of simplicity.

By reading the above paragraphs some of you might say that,

decoration is no more needed. But this is not true. I am not trying

to force some ideas here. But most people confuse the whole

concept of “Interior Design” and “Interior Decoration”. Both

are quite different and both have a unique value in today’s

complex society.

Decoration was something the primitive man learned, looking at

the nature around him. He saw plants, flowers, birds, animals

and tried to copy these elements. We still use “embroidery” on

our dresses. But the modern design theory says that any sort

of decoration can only “enhance” the existing form, but can not

be an element of design.

What does this mean?

In the above said example the “embroidery” pattern can certainly

add to the beauty of the cloth, but the modern theory denies to

accept the cloth to be of a cheap quality. It states that every form, texture, material, shape is in itself beautiful and must be

accepted as it is. Because of this the need to further decorate it

does not arise.

Thus decoration whether used in architecture or elsewhere is always

dependent on the form on which it is used, but design is

an independent entity which does not need any justification from the

external factors.

The two design themes mentioned above are still widely used today.

The user must look upon them from a point of view of what best suits

his/her likes and dislikes. Only then can you give yourself and

your family the best quality of living.

I hope this article was informative to everyone.

Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya

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