Interior design was previously seen as playing a secondary role to architecture. It also has many connections to other design disciplines, involving the work of architects , industrial designers , engineers , builders, craftsmen, etc. For these reasons, the government of interior design standards and qualifications was often incorporated into other professional organisations that involved design.  Organisations such as the Chartered Society of Designers , established in the UK in 1986, and the American Designers Institute, founded in 1938, governed various areas of design.
Long-term funding plans help ensure demand for interior designs. Remodeling of large public spaces and facilities, such as hospitals, hotels, and schools, often is funded as part of a long-term project. Companies typically budget money over many years, so that they can afford remodeling efforts when necessary, regardless of economic conditions. In addition, as part of creating their corporate image, more companies are expected to take advantage of opportunities to use new furnishing and design concepts, to make their interior space easily identifiable.