Basics of Interior Designing
Learning the basics of Interior Designing helps you recognize the basic principles used by professional interior designers for creating an outstanding design.
Let us have a look at the very basics of Interior Designing:
Interior design is a creative practice to generate functional spaces within a building. Knowledge of the basic principles of Interior Designing to helps you plan a space facilitating healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment.
1. Unity & Harmony:
When designing the interiors of a home, a kind of unity and harmony should be maintained. The different rooms, hallways, etc. should have a common style and theme running out. This doesn’t mean that the elements of interior designing should be same, but they should complement each other and enhance the overall composition.
Balance in Interior Designing refers to the balance in visuals of each and every room. This balance can be found in three styles, called as symmetrical balance, asymmetrical balance, and radial balance.
Traditional interior designing mostly used the Symmetrical balance where each object/element used in all the rooms is same, making them exact mirror image of the other.
Asymmetrical balance is commonly used in design these days. Though the objects/elements used in each room are different, but they have equal visual weight or eye attraction. Since Assymetrical balance is more casual, it leads to more lively spaces.
Radial symmetry is achieved by designing all the objects/elements around a single center point. Eg: A spiral staircase.
3. Focal Point:
Another important area that dominates the interior designing concept is ‘focal points’. A well-designed room has one or more focal points that draw the viewer’s attention.
A focal point should be an integral part of the decoration and should be associated with style, color or theme. For e.g.: A Fireplace. If there is no focal point in your area, you can create t by highlighting any object, artwork or paint.
Rhythm in Interior designing refers to the visual pattern repetition. To get a rhythm into the theme, you use objects/elements that are consistent, repetitive and organized to bring in repetition, progression, Transition and even contrast!
Repetition is repeating a pattern, color, texture, line, or any other element. Progression refers to taking the element and varying its qualities. The transition is quite challenging and is rarely seen. It naturally glides eye from one area to another. Contrast is pretty much straightforward. It refers to implies totally opposite objects. Like Black & White Color, Circle & Square shape, etc.
One thing that sets the work of professional interior designer apart from others is the attention to ‘details’. Apart from the ethics of an interior designer, the basic principle of interior designing is to pay attention to smallest of the details. Even the light switches in the house need your attention! Color is another detail that is often neglected, but can later have a make or break impact on your interior designing.