Interior Design, Creative Challenge
Interior design goes beyond taste, although this is reversible. Filling an empty space is often a great challenge for anyone who aims to achieve a style that is also consistent for the users of that space, and also for casual visitors, spectators, interior designers, cameras, specialized media and anyone who has developed a taste for admiring intervened places.
The best interior design experts have refined their creative process with the years of experience that projects and life itself gave them along the way. All of them learned to interpret and, especially, to apply in a unique and successful way, the fundamentals of space and the canons of beauty, a way to do that distinguishes them from the rest of designers, creating a difference that makes them to be recognized as masters in the interior design business.
INHABITED AND CONTEMPLATIVE SPACES
Human understanding of inhabited spaces and also contemplative spaces has evolved with humans and continues to evolve as we adapt to new social, biological and anthropological circumstances and needs. For a little over a century, the conceptual development of spaces took off at a markedly accelerated rate of transformation compared to the rest of history, and continues to transform these days towards the creation of new spaces that can satisfy habits and behavior. of the telematic generations.
The idea and orientation of the new inhabited spaces evolves at the same pace as the new communicated, popularized and entertaining society in which we are transforming ourselves, a society increasingly populated by digital natives, which apparently does not know the possible limits of its constant transformation. Residences are no longer understood in the same way, nor are work spaces, and the same is true of hotels, restaurants, entertainment spaces, health, rest, parks, gardens and any other place where we walk or interact in any way.
Key Aspects for Interior Design
Interior design adheres to this transformation formula as one of the fundamental agents of change in people’s needs and tastes. Here you can find 9 keys to developing a consistent interior design:
1. Space and Shape
One of the first aspects that interior designers need to work on is the conceptualization of the space where they will intervene. For which, they analyze the free will of the form in said space, which will present us with physical limitations for each of its definitions and these will normally be delimited by their axes, although sometimes this is the object of transgression.
When we intervene in a space with our design, we are not setting the objective of filling everything with objects, but that the same space will be used as one more factor of intervention, something similar to the importance of silences in music. Interior design thinks in various dimensions. Indoor spaces have a three-dimensional shape, as well as the objects that inhabit them. These forms, which can have an organic or geometric structure, are related to each other and to us based on their physics and semantics, in addition to the capacity of some of them for interaction.
2. The purpose
For a decorated space to be considered of high quality in interior design, in addition to achieving a consistent certain aesthetic, it must work. And functioning means that the spaces must meet the expectations of their users, in their entirety or as much as possible if they are public spaces. Each place is unique and must have a functional purpose, each well-designed space makes it easier for its inhabitants or passers-by to achieve their mission there.
The designer knows in detail what purpose is pursued in each space to be intervened and, in addition, knows the feeling that is expected to be projected, so that he makes sure to make it a fundamental objective of the design of each interior. This feeling will be analyzed and evaluated based on the color, textures, furniture and other decorative objects that are projected during the design stage, to avoid inconsistencies in the decoration and generate a global appearance.
3. Personal and personalized theme
This is another key principle of interior design. This is where design masters have the most fun and distinguish themselves from each other and where newer designers often lose their way and control their creativity. The result of the creative process is materialized in a theme that arises from the personal, from the water that comes from the sources of inspiration that each one harvests and, at the same time, without working as it should, will fulfill the tasks for which it was destined and It will satisfy the future inhabitants of that space, the clients or yourself.
In interior design, the theme is described in the whole, in the whole of each space. That personal theme may have its beginning in an inspirational object or a trigger concept for creativity, but it has no end. Much of the power of the theme can be concentrated in a series of main objects, surrounded by other supporting objects that help us to raise certain characteristics of decoration of “everything” in that space. It is a game of individual personalities that together tell us about a family.
4. Light and Lighting in Interior Design
Light creates space, or at least allows us to see it. In addition to dimensional axes, light and lighting also shape the shape of any space. Whether we work with natural light or artificial light in our interior design, we will consider light as another of the fundamental tools of our project. Natural light is kinetic and changing with the randomness of nature, this is the light that shapes the raw space, although it can be manipulated, on the contrary artificial light has as much creative flexibility as the lighting designer has. Lighting can be a visual object on its own.
Normally, in interior design we take care to illuminate places to orient them to their function and feeling, we illuminate some of the objects that inhabit them so that they highlight or communicate something special, but also illuminate to fill the space. We can never forget that the activities that take place in each space will have an important impact on the lighting that we are going to choose in our design. Light shapes the atmosphere and atmosphere of a space while defining colors, lines and textures, separating them from darkness.
5. Contrasts and Patterns in Interior Design
Opposites attract, right? Well, something similar for are the contrasts, which create a visual appeal to them to highlight certain aspects planned by the interior designer. The contrast generates interest and attention from the user. A contrasting result can be achieved using different tools such as opposite shapes, alternating textures, complementary colors, materials, even in contrasting concepts and themes, although this can be more risky.
Contrasts should be implemented in moderation, an excess of contrasts can create discomfort. Another fun interior design tool is the use of patterns or repeating elements, which is very useful for unifying spaces and creating a consistent visual experience. The eye is drawn to consistent repetitions in a room, to the point that a pattern can change its focal point. Patterns have their effect on using a repeating pattern on one or more parts or on objects in the decorated space, such as wallpaper, furniture, rugs, and fabrics. They can be of various types, such as stripes, geometric, pictorial, organic, patterned and animal prints.
6. With Color and Texture For Interior Design
Everything has color, even in the color white where its own absence is found. Color is life and life unfolds in spaces that project it vividly. Color offers an effect on human psychology that, when applied properly, makes it another important interior design tool. One or two dominant colors applied to objects, patterns and parts of the space, closely associated with natural light and lighting, will join the shape to give body to the design theme. Thanks to its property to alter the perception of space and its dimensions, we can model our design with colors, for example, lighter or brighter colors in small spaces create a sense of space.
The texture of a surface on an object or finish brings a unique dimension to the space. Textures mixed within a space can provoke subtle sensory sensations to the user, a suitable mix of textures has the ability to add interest and detail, making a spatial composition visually pleasing. Using a certain and different texture to the object next to it will also add emphasis and contrast to the design of a main element.
7. With Scale and Proportion
Scale has a lot to do with ergonomics, as it refers to the relationship between two or more objects. Scale is key in architecture and interior design, as these disciplines work with various standardized measurements, such as bench heights, hallway widths, and chair sizes. Offsetting these standard-size items with other items of different sizes and heights can create some really fun visual interest in a space. The designer enjoys applying scales to everyday design, especially playing with the size and proportion of chosen objects.
The proportion generally goes hand in hand with the scale, but it is subtly different. When scale describes how objects compare to each other, proportion in interior design is about how furniture and other objects are perceived in a space, and the relationship between them. It can be complex to achieve a correct proportion, with the proportion being related to the feeling of comfort. The designer will work on the proportion in his space to create a visual hierarchy that emphasizes some characteristics while concealing or passing others to a second or third plane.
8. Balance And Transitions For Interior Design
We will be able to find a visual balance in our interior design if the weight of each of the elements of the decoration that occupy that space is distributed with enough uniformity in said space, in a way that gives us the sensation of equality and stability at first glance . The balance can be symmetrical or not and will be determined by the combination of weights in the shapes, colors and textures, negative and positive spaces, and by the concentration of objects and their absence in each room.
When we contemplate a new decorated space, as in a work of art, our eyes travel from what has attracted our attention the most to other areas of the space. This visual transition can be conscious or unconscious to the viewer, but the interior designer, like the artist, is able to guide and provoke a certain transition, creating a flow where the eye naturally glides from one area to another. We can use lines, colors, furniture, decorative objects, lighting and architectural or construction elements.
9. The Consistency and Harmony of the Whole
Consistency is the quality of the stable and coherent, of permanence, of that which is not ephemeral. In the world of interior design it means the successful achievement of all the above points, consistency occurs between all the elements, concepts, tools and objects used and implemented by the interior designer. If every element and feature in a room had a different style, color, texture, and material, the space would be visually cluttered, disorienting, and uncomfortable to be in. Even disorder in chaos can be consistent.
The interior creator, as well as the musician, needs to achieve the necessary harmony between all the elements of the composition so that it projects a unitary feeling and visual tranquility. The space must feel complete and this occurs when all its parts are related and complement each other in a harmonious way. It is the feeling resulting from having correctly used balance, scale, proportion, shapes and patterns, harmony being the measure to evaluate if a design works as a whole.
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