Interior design is about arranging a space in relation to its functional and aesthetic layout. It always has two manifestations: purely functional and aesthetic, which always go together and should not be underestimated or neglected in order to achieve a good end result. In some cases, one may take dominate over the other, according to the requirements of interior design and preferences of the occupants, because for some people the functional side is more important, and for others the aesthetic. In this case there is no right or wrong interior design, but there is a balanced and unbalanced one.
Good interior design always refers to the balance and harmony of the space. Interior design is not just the arrangement of any furniture and objects in the space, but refers to certain principles and rules.
It refers to the optimal distribution and utilization of space according to the needs of its inhabitants. But interior design is also the arranging and decorating of the space, in order to recreate a certain atmosphere, mood, emotion. Because good interior design excites, provokes emotions, it makes a topic of conversation.
The Harmony in the Interior Design
Interior design contains certain elements that makes it up and then the way in which these elements correspond and relate to each other refers to the presence or absence of harmony.
The elements that make up the interior design refer to the space itself and its characteristics, the lines on one hand be they horizontal, vertical or diagonal. On the other the interior design also refers to its other elements that animate the space, make it Come-To-Life, namely the forms, colors, textures, themes and motifs. A very important element in interior design is light, both natural and artificial or imported.
The presence or absence of natural direct sunlight or day light must be taken into account when designing a particular interior design. Light is especially important when choosing colors, both in terms of deciding between light and dark shades, and in terms of setting between cold or warm colors.
The balance between colors and light in interior design
To achieve a balanced interior design, the interaction between the presence of natural light and the choice of colors is very important, as well as the characteristics of the light itself, relating to whether it enters the room directly or indirectly. Moreover, we all know that colors are perceived through light, so its characteristics determine the deliberate use in the interior design of cold or warm colors. Light can greatly enhance a color, which if it is a deliberate, conscious choice in terms of the desired desired effect, refers to a good interior design. But it can also be an undesirable effect of incorrect choice and combination of colors, tones and shades, and then the interior design is absent or lacks knowledge and conscious choice and the selection and selection of appropriate colors is inappropriate.
The lack of natural light can and should be consistent with the choice of colors and complemented by the use of artificial light. Artificial light is another important element in interior design and it must be sufficient in quantity and consistent in quality (cold or warm) with the needs of interior design and the space itself, as well as the activities that will be performed in it.
Colors are a matter of personal choice, but this choice can sometimes be very difficult, especially when it comes to making an interior design. Beautiful interior design can be achieved by using soft and pastel colors, as well as by using more contrasting and saturated shades and tones. Whatever color scheme is preferred, it is important to apply it with skill and intent, knowing and referring to the characteristics of the colors themselves, the interaction between them and their emotional impact and the influence they have.
Each color has a certain charge and brings a certain mood or emotion in the space, so according to the needs of interior design can be deliberately resorted to the use of certain color solutions. For example, the choice of some colors in the preparation of interior design of certain spaces such as bedroom, children's room, restaurants, office space and others, is particularly appropriate and stimulates certain activities that will take place in them.
Rules and principles in interior design
In addition to the elements of interior design, a very important point in the preparation of such are the principles to which it is subject in order to ultimately achieve a balanced and harmonious interior design.
Except in some rare cases where a principle can be intentionally violated, which is possible only by knowing these principles and rules very well, in order to achieve a certain effect in interior design, we should still adhere to them.
Balance in interior design refers to the combination of objects in space and the interaction between them in terms of their size, shape, color, etc. Visually, the space can be heavy, feel unbalanced and even annoying when the objects are with inappropriate scale, available space or enter into disproportionate relationships with each other. Being in such an unbalanced environment can accumulate internal tension, the source of which often remains unconscious.
Even a small spaces are subject to a good interior design, as leading principle in this cases is to select appropriate size and proportions of objects themselves, but also to be relative to each other. This shows mastery in interior design and the ability to create a balanced and harmonious environment, fully functional and aesthetically sustained in any space.
Another principle in interior design is the repetitivity of certain elements, shapes, colors, but expressed masterfully and skillfully, in a non-literal way to set a certain rhythm in space, characterized by lightness and ethereality in the perception and understanding of the space.
The proportionate and balanced interior design will set a pleasant atmosphere, characterized by the ease of living, and the repeatability of certain elements will ensure the visual relation and connectivity in the space.
In this regard comes the role and place of emphasis in the interior design. It is it which catches the eye, the attention and creates a certain dramatic effect. The emphasis is especially important in the interior design of monochrome and stylistically uniform rooms and spaces. It is he who makes this type of space come-to-life and acquire a unique look and character. Without it, the interior design would be boring, monotonous, monotonous, sterile, lifeless.
Everything said so far refers to the harmony in interior design, which is the ultimate or final result, in which all elements and principles of design work together and interact with each other, as well as with the characteristics of the space itself, in a natural and harmonious way, to enhance the visual and emotional effect of the inhabited space.