indian culture design

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Dalia Abdulla

Interior design in India

Some of the most important factors that influence interior designs in India are: religion, socio-economics, family tradition, life style and climate. Over the last decade, urban India has grown from the failing third world country it once was to one of the world's major democracies. A professionally designed space is now being reflected in the growing industry on architecture and interior design. These cities are mainly focused on environmental, economic and social planning. They are mainly influenced by efficient design, which lean more into modern design and drift away from traditional Indian design. However, many of India's rural cities are not yet on a sustainable pathway. Poorly designed cities exist in high numbers and continue to bring on health, education and economic challenges. Yet despite how poor and humble these cities are, most of their people are deeply rooted in the country's culture, religion, and history and they proudly represent that in their homes, communal and scared spaces.

Unfortunately since India suffers from widespread poverty, you do not see many nuclear families living in one home. It is very common to see extended families living together and sharing one home, such as the grandparents, sons, daughter in-laws and grandchildren. It is also a family tradition for extended families to live together since Indians are very family-oriented and have such strong family connections. The living styles of these families are influenced by India's climate, which is classified mainly as a hot tropical. Especially in villages, where homes are not equipped with air conditioning systems, it is very common for people to spend most of their time outdoors working, socializing and even cooking. So they mainly use their homes for sleep.

India's natural sources and materials are derived from the environment. India is known for its...