Renovating – Principles you need to know

Even if you are using an interior designer, understanding these principles will mean you can play a more active role in your dream home. 

The first of the principles is balance, ensuring all the elements are evenly distributed.

Next comes unity, giving a sense or uniformity or harmony amongst the elements. 

The brain is drawn to repetition and recognises matching items quickly. Thus rhythm is created to carry visual interest around the room.

The emphasis principle says that every room should have a focal point. You also need contrast, this can be created when you combine 2 or more elements, this can be achieved with colour, shape or space.

The scale and proportion element is all about the ratios in the room.

The final principle details, which means even the smallest elements shouldn’t be overlooked. 

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