7 Elements Of Home
Interior Designing

Interior Design is a conceptual technique

7 Elements Of Home Interior Designing

Interior designing is commonly confused with interior decoration. Interior designing is a deep science which includes the study of architectural design of the place, colour scheme of the house, psychology of the people living in the house, spatial volume analysis etc. Decoration is the latter part of designing which includes placing furniture and upholstery.

It is necessary to study the behavior of the people living in the house before one goes for interior designing. The designer’s job is to take care of the fact that each element used in designing the interior of home runs uniformly or at least should be complementing each other. All these are a superficial level of explanation of interior designing which cannot be understood unless we have understood the following 7 basic elements of interior designing.

1- Space

Space here is exactly what the term points at, the area that needs to be designed. This is the elementary element of interior designing. This includes 2-dimensional space, that is, floor and its length and breadth; the 3 dimensional space that includes walls and the roof. Before one moves ahead with placing the furniture, floor designing or the selection of tiles and floor carpeting has to be done. Then, comes the wall colours, roof designing and colouring.

2- Line

Line here means the horizontal and vertical lines which are formed by the furniture. Sofa, bed, table, side table are the horizontal lines. Doors, windows, almirahs and cabinets are the vertical lines.

3- Forms

An interior designer’s task is to utilize properly the shapes and lines and create this third element that is “Form”. Form is the combination of lines and spaces like stairs can be one of the examples for the same.

4- Lights

Lights, the fourth element is as crucial as the other elements. If placed at wrong angles or points can play a big spoil sport. Lights are of three types: Mood lighting, accent lighting and task lighting. Mood lighting is the main ambience lighting or the room illuminating lights. Accent lighting is the artwork or any particular area highlighter lights and task lighting is the bed side lamps or study table lamps, lighting up the place one needs to work at.

5- Colour

Colour scheme of entire room and house should be such that it should run with the design of the house or complement them. A dark colour in a small spaced room can make room look smaller or compact. Light colour can make the same small room look more spacious and can enhance the look of furniture and other artifacts.

6- Texture

The texture here means the wall colour texture. This can bring depth to the room. It can be only seen or it can be both seen and felt on the surface. The texture can be created by using different shades of the same color either in increasing order or decreasing order.

6- Texture

Pattern selection is again very important and there few rules attached to it too.

Pattern should either follow symmetry in arrangement of things or asymmetrical pattern where in things used to adorn places or furniture should be asymmetrical but complementing each other. The other rule is rhythmic pattern wherein the same item used in different size kept in such a way that there is a rhythm into it. For eg: different size of photo frames hanged in such a way that it shows a pattern, different size of candles, etc.

The other form of pattern is repetition; rearranging the same thing at regular intervals.

You can now design and decorate your house with the help of this elaborative theory.