Principles of Interior Design

Decorating successfully includes finding out needs, what should be improved and creating a practical, comfortable space for your own. For some you need a space to eat your meal, sleeping, resting, playing board games, write letters, paying bills etc. because the functions performed are task oriented. Looking at the function of your particular space here are some strategies for furniture placement & to decorate & plan the room & give them identity to remain their own space.


We take for granted the space we live in until we are ready to change it. Then all sorts of questions pop-up. Take a fresh look at the space you have that could make you more stylish or make better use of it. When planning a redesign of rooms try to break old habits and do something new.


Here are few tips:


1. Balance: A room where most of the furniture is squeezed into one area looks unbalanced. Placing it properly in each half will give a balanced look. Placing in each half doesn’t mean to scatter the whole in a room.


2. Symmetry: This can help bring a designed feel to a room. For e.g.:-An arm chair is placed left of a window positioned another to mirror it on the right hand side, you may not have the space or furniture to follow this rule completely, but it can definitely inspire.


3. Complex Patterns: That use several colors & diagonal criss-cross lines are busy for your eyes, they can liven up a large area. But it may be overwhelming for a small room.


4. Traffic: Consider the most frequently used items in a room & ease of access to them. In a kitchen this principle is known as the “working triangle” & decides where to place the cooking range, refrigerator in relation to the sink. The T.V., sofa, door functional corner can create similar traffic paths in a living room too. Ask the designer to ease & increase accessibility of your room.


5. First Impression: It seems odd to consider that inanimate objects can create a welcome, but it’s true. If the view from a door way is predominantly of the backs of chairs or sofas a visitor won’t be tempted in. Similarly rows of furniture pushed against the walls seem uninviting while angled groups look cozy.


6. Convenience: A room must ultimately be adequate for the function it performs in the household & be comfortable for its residents. It may be the ultimate style statement, but if you can’t see the TV. Or eat comfortably at a table; something has definitely gone wrong in our planning.

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