Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Basic Interior Design Principles

There are several principles for interior design used by interior designer. Some basic rules are must to follow to create a great design. Interior design is the process of shaping the interior space of the house. Decorate the space keeping in view the entire basic requirement. An interior designer is the professional person in interior designing. While doing interior designing it is necessary to think the house as one whole and then the theme of the house should be planned. Select colors according to the themes.

There are basically three style of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.

Symmetrical balance is featured as the same objects kept in either side of the vertical axis. It is found in the traditional interiors. This type of interior is said to be a balance setting. This symmetrical balance reflects the human form.

Asymmetrical balance is more of casual and less contrived in feeling. This type of balance is very difficult to achieve. A balance here is achieved by dissimilar object that have equal weight and attraction. Now-a-days asymmetrical balance is used to design interiors.

Radial balance is when all the element of design reflects the center point. The best example of radial balance is the spiral staircase. This type of balance is not used often but if used approximately then it gives very interesting look to the design.

Interior design’s biggest enemy is boredom. Depending on the size of room, the well designed room always has one or two focal point. A focal point should be dominant to encourage viewer to look further. A focal point should always be interesting that match to style, scale color or theme. A flat TV is the best example about the focal point. If you don’t have natural focal point in your space, then you can create it highlighting the piece of furniture or by painting or by art work or by giving contrast color to a particular space. And also maintain the balance in design so that other thing does not go unattended.

In interior design, rhythm is the vision. Rhythm is nothing but continuity, recurrence and organized movement. Repetition, progression, transition and contrast are element that helps to achieve theme in the design.

Repetition is the use of same object or element more than once in the space. Anything like text, pattern, color, texture, and element can be repeated.

Progression means taking the element and creating variations in it. Variation can be like increasing or decreasing the size of the element. The best example of progression can be variety of candles of different size kept in the single tray which would be very impressive.

Unlike repetition and progression transition is little harder to define. Transition is nothing but a smooth flow where eyes automatically move from one place to another. Curves in the space could be the best example for transition.

Contrast is nothing but putting two elements in opposite sides. Contrast can be of any type like contrast of two different colors, contrast of two forms e.g.: circles and square and many more. While encouraging contrast make sure it don’t mess up.

These are the basic interior design principle which is required to keep in mind while designing the interior.

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