Elements And Principles
Interior Design is not a mysterious process of sweeping hand gestures and inflated speech; design pros follow clear rules. They understand and observe the Elements and Principles of design with predictable results. When used well each component reinforces the designer’s concept. These Elements of colour, space, line, shape or form, texture and pattern,
“Interior Designers do more than pick accessories; they apply knowledge of Environmental Psychology.”
and these Principles of emphasis, balance, harmony or unity, rhythm, proportion and scale are skillfully used to manipulate how a space is perceived, one’s feelings about being in it and behaviour while there. As example, in a public space conceived to encourage gathering and personal interaction, not only the type, pitch and height of seating but also the distances between seats and their angles are carefully chosen to stimulate desired behaviours. Interior Designers do more than pick accessories; they apply knowledge of Environmental Psychology.
Read the next post to learn how professionals use the element of colour. Happy IFI #World Interiors Day!
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