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Principles of Interior Design
The Right Design need not amazingly expensive items. But it needs the right advice. Let's look at the fundamentals of Interior design inspiration and our own priorities! Whether working with your old furniture and fabrics or starting from scratch, having at your disposal a completely empty room, you should always remember that the main leader in your choices should be the elements and principles of Interior Design to definitely have the correct result.

The elements of Interior Design is the space, lines, forms, colors and textures.

The principles of design relate to the proper use of just those factors are: balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, harmony and unity.

Principle # 1: Balance
The balancing of optical objects within a room is called balance. It gives a sense of relaxation and a sense of accomplishment. A well-balanced room gives special attention to the placement of objects according to their visual weight. The elements of the line, form, color and texture of identifying the optical weight of an object, which is substantially the amount of space that appears to be occupied by the object. Balance also refers to how and where you place the elements (line, form, color texture) within a room. To maintain balance, try to distribute the elements throughout the room.
Formal balance, this is often referred to as symmetrical balance and creates a mirror image effect.
Informal balance is one that uses different objects of the same visual weight to create equilibrium in space. It is more subtle and spontaneous and gives a warmer, more casual feeling.
Principle # 2: Focus
Emphasis is the focal point of the room. The focus point should be obvious as you enter the room. Is the area / item that attracts your eye. Whatever this point (the center of interest), a fireplace, artwork or a beautiful view from your window - should be adequately highlighted, so all the rest to lead the eye to the point. You can add emphasis to a natural focal point or create one of your own, through effective use of line, form, color and texture.
Principle # 3:
The growth rate gives us the discipline that controls the eye as it moves into the room. The rate helps the eye to move easily from one object to another, creating a harmony that tells the eye that whole room belongs to a unified whole. The rhythm created by repetition of line, form (shape), color or texture. You may also be created through a progressive rate. Progressive rhythm is a gradual increase or decrease the size, direction or color.
Principle # 4:
Percentages and Scale. The size relationships in a room are defined by proportion and scale. The ratio refers to how the information contained in an object associated with the object in its entirety. The scale refers to how the size of an object is related compared to the size of the space in which it resides.
Principle # 5:
Harmony and Unity. A well-designed room is a unified whole that encompasses all the elements and principles of Design. This section provides a sense of order. There is a consistency of sizes and shapes, a harmony of color and shape. The ultimate goal of decorating is to create a room with unity and harmony and a sense of rhythm. This we can achieve by repeating elements, balancing the room, and then adding a little variety so that the room has its own personality. The very unity can be boring. The too much variety can cause a feeling of unease. The combination of the elements and principles to get the right mix is your key to the good Design.
The art of decorating at home
If you dream of a room interesting and beautiful, then give a correct line and stick to it. Before buying anything, try to imagine how you want each room to look like, what you feel you want to see. When your thinking is complete put this picture well in your mind, as would a painter. Think of all the main features of the site, the details depend on them, even the smallest. This is long term, the quickest and most economical method of furnishing. There is a decorative theory that no room should not be created at once, that must be developed gradually. That's right, in a sense, but it is a theory that relates the amateur decorator. Professionals and decorators can create in their minds integrated rooms to the smallest detail. A very nice challenge therefore for the amateur decorator to furnish and decorate the rooms that interest him with the power of the mind ...! It's an exciting game, if one has the ability to learn properly. Begin So that you can collect. Beautiful things can be found anywhere and at a minimum price sometimes, specially if you have a view on the line and color that will follow, or for both. Even if you believe that you were not born with a sense of beauty, do not despair, you can always obtain and quickly enough to bother. A decorator can decorate or to correct a room or your whole house, to give you the correct line that suits you, based on experience and education.