Modern Interior Design

6 Key Principles of Interior Design

By mvicioso dot February 21 , 2015

One of the key advantages of hiring interior designers is their ability to see and use design as a story. And just like any other bestselling novel writer, a great interior designer adheres to fundamental interior design principles which, when applied properly, can invoke emotions only a top caliber design can deliver.

Let’s refine our eyes for identifying compelling design by acquainting ourselves with the 6 key principles of interior design:

Principle of Balance

Balance is all about achieving equilibrium that pleases the eye.

Traditional interior design incorporates symmetrical balance, a technique that attempts to make both sides of the room mirror one another. The current trend Interior designers in Miami Beach use is Asymmetry, a deviation from symmetrical balance where the room is designed with dissimilar fixture design and arrangement yet maintains the same visual weight.

Radial symmetry is an unconventional approach to the principle of balance, where the central point incorporates a spiral pattern either as fixtures or even as the part of the room itself. A spiral staircase is a good example.

Principle of Scale

The principle of scale deals with the harmonious proportion of a room to its decorative fixtures and vice versa.

The relationship of the fixtures and the room in terms of size should mesh well in order to achieve the desired design output, like making the room appear bigger and making the room appear smaller.

Principle of Rhythm

Rhythm sets the visual movement of the room’s design.

Repetition is a classic technique of the principle of rhythm that utilizes the same aesthetic elements, like maintaining the fixture or the design’s characteristics and quality. Progression is assembling aesthetic elements in an escalating fashion like arranging fixtures from smallest to biggest or a arranging your wallpaper’s hue from lightest to darkest.

Principle of Contrast

Contrast is the key design principle that will help your room’s focus ‘pop out’ in a visually appealing manner.

Contrast also helps in preventing your design look monotonous. Among the well-known techniques used in the principle of contrast is using contrasting colors, such as black and white, or using contrasting shapes, like circles and squares. Color contrast is widely used by modern interior designers in Miami, FL, where colors can be a little festive, and try to incorporate light and relaxing hues.

Principle of Focus

Focus is about putting emphasis on a room’s key aesthetic points.

The key points should serve as the design’s main visual attraction while all the other details, like color, scale, and balance, will serve as the proverbial spotlight that will embellish the room’s focus. In Miami, Fl, modern interior designers use this principle strategically to highlight different areas in mansions, creating a pulled-together look.

Principle of Unity

Unity is the overarching theme that keeps the big picture in perspective, the principle modern interior designers held as most important.

The principle of unity asserts the need to have the other principles, balance, scale, rhythm, and focus, aligned and complement each other well to achieve a sustainable design harmony. Unity underscores the need to see design as a whole made up of a series of aesthetic schemes that work to achieve uniformity right from the colors up to the shape of the fixtures.

As long as the designer adheres to these 6 key principles, he or she will never get lost in the intricate plot of interior design. Even admirers can use these principles to savor and appreciate fully the subtleties and elegance of interior design.

Are you raring to write an enchanting story for your home? No need to get lost in the sea of interior designers in Miami Beach, contact us now and let us give you a story that’s truly one for the books!


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