Interior Design Principles
Do you walk into a room & the interior simply takes your breath away?!!
It has an air of comfort, luxury and beauty that just speaks to you.
In order to accomplish this in our interiors we must go back to basics.
Interior design is a process that involves creation and shaping of a building’s interior, through the use of space and the use of decoration.
With this understanding, we now need to learn the principles of design in order to help us create an effective, cohesive and beautiful space.
The Principles of Design
A regular arrangement of alternated or repeated elements (shapes, lines, colours) or motifs
The juxtaposition of different elements of design in order to highlight their differences like rough & smooth, big & small and/or create visual interest
UNITY & HARMONY
Unity and harmony is simply an orderly blend of design elements for an uninterrupted flow
The arrangement of these elements gives one the feeling that all the parts form a coherent whole
Rhythm is continuity, recurring presence or organized movement
Repetition will lead the eye of the person to the space and from one design element to another
Emphasis refers to the focal point of a space
Attention is given to the most prominent piece in the room
SCALE & PROPORTION
Proportion is the ratio between the size of one object to another
Scale refers to how the size of that one object relates to another
A feeling of balance results when the elements of design are arranged symmetrically or asymmetrically to create the impression of equality in weight or importance
Armed with this knowledge and together with the elements of design (line, shape, form, colour, texture, space) you can now create a dramatic living space that pleases the eye, makes you feel at ease and is functional to live in.
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“For a home to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another” – Andree Putman