Areas of Study on Sustainable Interior Design: Bibliometric Analysis of Cross-Regional Trends


  • Tiantian Mu School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
  • Jestin Nordin
  • Nor Fadzila
  • Yang Xu School of the Arts Universiti Sains Malaysia,


Interior Design, Sustainability, Sustainable Interior Design, Bibliometric, Methods and Subjects


As the global population continues to concentrate in cities, urbanization has resulted in an uneven distribution of adequate, safer, and more affordable housing. Many cities face significant disparities in housing prices. Sustainable interior design can help reduce housing costs and address human needs for comfort, health, safety, and a sense of community in housing occupancy, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Principles. Consequently, experts and scholars in the field of architectural design are increasingly paying attention to it. This article presents a bibliometric analysis of all published Scopus databases on sustainable interior design from 1980 to 2023, offering a deeper discussion on the state of research in this field. The bibliometric analysis of the study period reveals data on annual scientific publications, average citations, locally cited literature, the most relevant sources, the countries of corresponding authors, national scientific production, and a national collaborative world map. The qualitative analysis section of the paper provides a detailed description of the most cited articles in terms of themes and methods, further enhancing our understanding of the research landscape in sustainable interior design.




How to Cite

Tiantian Mu, Jestin Nordin, Nor Fadzila, & Yang Xu. (2024). Areas of Study on Sustainable Interior Design: Bibliometric Analysis of Cross-Regional Trends. Kurdish Studies, 12(2), 2717–2734. Retrieved from