Thesis statement: long time ago man is very anxious to live in a very cozy, safe, and beautiful environment. Without being aware, he started taking care with decoration. So decoration plays an important role in our life nowadays and there are many aspects we know them but never think about. Such as its definition, places and occasion need to be decorated, its history ,it's influence on the society in general and on persons in particular , and types of it.
The definition of decoration can bs exposed in many ways such as the scientific perspective and the personal obestecal. Firstly applying the geometric theirs, dimensions, sizes, geometric shapes, and colors in a coordinated way which taught in college of interior design and giving the place an aesthetic value is considerd decoration through the scientific perspective. Secondly, decoration from the personal obestecal is to create a place to perform functions with minimal efforts and this includes floors, walls, ceilings, and equipments , to make the place where live more beautiful, comfortable, and intimately. Also reflects my own spirit and taste.
We are living in a chain of places , so we are moving from one ring to another and all of them are decorated in different styles. This differ depends on the function of the place. The inhabited places ; for example, our homes and villas that we use it all the time have the simplesity, the harmony and the unartificial. On the other hand , hotels and palaces have a completely different direction. These places are characterized by phistication, luxury, and taste of elegance.
Another ring of our chain is the working places . let's take Al Dar company; for instance, which is built as the shape of a big circle this is of course reflects the concept of the company which is care not only with the internal design but also the external shape.
This chain flows and leads us to another circle which contains the essential places in peoples life. Airports are one of those places and they are considered as the front exposure of any country (*). Huge numbers of people use them Back and forth;consequently, their decoration should be much varied than any other places. This variation starts with the shape of the building, the size, kinds of decoration, and its facilities. The shape of the buildings should be attractive ;for receiving different levels of people like presidents, businessmen, tourists, celebrities, and regular travelers. Beside that , the size of its building based on the airport capacity. In other words, this capacity depends on the airport location ;for example, The Dubai International Airport is a shining destination in the middle east it delivers many travelers , so its larger than The Fujairah Airport. The decoration of the airports should be simple, lightening, furnished with comfortable practical furniture. Also one of the important facilities that the airport offer is luxury hotels that are characterized by attractive and unique decoration.
Similarly in hospitals and medical centers the interior designers are keen to chose simple decorations to provide all the amenities of the visitors or patient by six different ways. First,choose the appropriate furniture with appropriate materials. Such as sofas and chairs in the reception are made of certain materials like leather and plastic to be easy in cleaning and sterilizing. Second, in the crowded waiting areas that full of auditors , designers are interested to contain a sufficient number of chairs. Third, create sections and departments in a good way that allow to mare comfortably between them. Forth , choose peaceful colors which make the place more extensive. For example, the designers choose light colors more than dark colors , like they use the white colors very much in the patients rooms, relaxation rooms, and physiotherapy rooms. Also they use the light degrees of yellow and orange in the waiting rooms to give the people feeling of rejoicing. Fifth, put a good lighting in each place by its function. Finaly, choose furniture does not take lots of space.
We have lots of special occasions that we use decoration in it whether these occasions are national, religious , or social. For the national occasions ,the National Day of the United Arab Emirates which held every year on 2nd December is a good example for the distingue and unique decoration which has seen clearly in the streets the fantastic lights with the four colors of the flag. The amazing use of the laser lights on the National Companies building like Etisalal and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to draw the photos of the U.A.E Rulers as well as the electric bright flags.
Also we have religious occasions that we need special decoration for it like Ramadan for Muslims and Christmas for Christian. For Ramadan we can see the decoration in Egypt where every house and every street are caring about hanging the special lamp that is called Fanoos Ramadan with its unique design and colorful colors. The streets are decorated with new moon, stars and small models of Fawaness Ramadan on hanging ropes. And for Christmas the tree is the source of decoration. Some people use natural trees and some people use artificial trees. They starts to decorate the tree by putting the illuminated tapes all around the tree , then they put peces of decorative gold and purple stars , and balls by the small pieces at the top and large pieces at the bottom.
Milestones, memories and life events passed on each person. Birth ,marriage and death are important social events when people gather in certain places .These places whether indoor or outdoor need to be decorated according to the occasion. The most significant occasion that needs special attention is the wedding parties. The decoration starts from the wedding hall, the flowers on the tables , the cake, the decoration of the car, the bouquet, to the dais of the bride. And even the special decoration of the buffet.
Colors play a significant role in decoration as they affect on people`s feelings and reflect the beauty of places.This affection can be seen when somebody starts to furnish his house he will search for the comfortable colors for his eyes. For instance, white ,beige, pink,light blue, and light purple,are light colors that the person reliefs when he is surrounded by them that is why people paint and make the decoration of the new baby born with the most two common colors pink for girls and light blue for boys. Also colors reflect the beauty of the places , some of the colors make places widely and some colors make places tightly. For example, if we paint the wall with dark colors it will give the place a narrow shape , so its always better to paint the walls with light colors which will give the place a sense of widening , that's way people use light colors in hospitals to combine between relaxation for the patients and spaciousness of the place.
decoration has been flourished in the Renaissance Era in Europe. In this Era there was a revival in many areas, including art, painting , and sculpture. People allocated these arts not in an independent way only like photo galiry but also they used their new view in decorating houses, places ,and churches in Italy, France , and England. They used landscapes, portraits , and even painting murals to give their building unique designs. It has been clearly seen in the churches decoration in Italy , the ceiling told us religious stories through their painting. The palaces are designed by large portrait of their owners and status of them .This kind of decoration was the fundamental store in the classical school of decoration.
The Islamic culture and its principles has its own impact on the decoration of architecture and interior design . The kufic script was used in the adornment of the building facades such as mosques, houses , and palaces. As well as, this kind of touch was in the furniture with its distingued designs. They use different kinds of materials like clay to make pottery pillars and ports , they used this clay also to make pots which are painted with colorful pictures instead of using metals , unlike the European artists who used expensive materials like gold and silver which are unpleasant to use according to Islam. It is worth mentioning that the Iranian carpets have been used to cover the floors of mosques , hotels, and places up till now.
There are different types of adornment in our current Era that used by people in the design of their houses. These designs are divided into three types classical , modern , and antique. First, the classical decoration is the first exporter of luxury and beauty , because some simple ideas are the key to this type of decoration. In addition , it gives a sense of the duff and nostalgia for the old heritage which is characterized by beauty and elegance. Second , The modern decoration have a simple features , elegant , and smoothness. And it use striking colors that give the place vibrant and light. Also the most important featured of this kind of decoration that is its very practical. Third, The antique decoration, one piece of it is enough to add splendor to every thing around it, by virtue of scarcity and accuracy in the output as well as originality. Where the amateur purchase these things from auctions collect them and put them in their homes in different places either in the receptions or in the rooms.