Principles and Elements of Interior Design

30 Oct

In the following series of blogs, I’ll introduce you to the principles and elements of Interior Design. These basics are used by professional Interior Designers as a guide in choosing each item or material to create a balanced and beautiful room setting. At the end of each article you’ll be able to recognize and maybe use the basic rules in your home. The seven principles of design are

  • Balance
  • Emphasis
  • Rhythm
  • Proportion
  • Scale
  • Harmony
  • Unity


The following 10 elements are the tools you can use to achieve the desired interior in relation to the above principles:

  1. Mood
  2. Style
  3. Space
  4. Line
  5. Form
  6. Colour
  7. Texture
  8. Pattern
  9. Contrast
  10. Lighting


Personal Note: “I hope you’ll enjoy my Blog and the new topic “Interior Design”.  It might be a bit confusing right now, but I am very excited to write about it, to explain the concepts in detail and to find photos with good examples.

My next blog will give you an insight into the first Design Principle “Balance”. So, stay tuned and have a happy and wonderful day!”   Beate

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