Keys of Interior Design - Coffee table decoration
Keys of Interior Design – Coffee table decoration

Interior Design, A Creative Challege

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 else. 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 the 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 the space and the canons of beauty that later distinguished them from the rest and these differences mean that many are recognized as masters in this business.

Keys of Interior Design - Bookshelves - Bookcase
Keys of Interior Design – Bookcase, Bookshelves

Inhabited and Contemplative Spaces

Human understanding of inhabited spaces and also of contemplative spaces has evolved with the human being 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, 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 travel or interact in some way.

Keys of Interior Design - Glass Coffee Table
Keys of Interior Design – Glass Coffee Table

Key Aspects for Interior Design

Interior design is attached 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 are going to intervene. For which, they analyze the 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 subject to transgression. When we intervene in a space with our design, we are not aiming to fill everything with objects, but rather the same space will be used as another intervention factor, something similar to the importance of silences in music.

Interior design thinks in several dimensions. The interior spaces have a three-dimensional shape, as well as the objects that inhabit them. These forms, which may have an organic or geometric structure, are related to each other and to us based on their physics and semantics, as well as the capacity of some of them for interaction.

Keys of Interior Design - parota tables set
Keys of Interior Design – parota wood coffetable tables set

2. The Purpose

For a decorated space to be considered high quality in interior design, in addition to achieving a consistent set aesthetic, it must work. And to function means that the spaces must satisfy the expectations of their users, in their entirety or as much as possible in the case of public spaces. Each place is unique and must have a functional purpose, each well-designed space makes it easy for its inhabitants or passers-by to accomplish their mission there.

The designer knows in detail what purpose he pursues in each space to intervene and, in addition, he knows the feeling that is expected to be projected, in such a way 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.

Keys of Interior Design - wood bed- bedhead
Keys of Interior Design – wood bed- bedhead

3. Personal and Personalized Theme

This is another key principle of interior design. This is where design masters have fun and distinguish one another most sharply, and where novice designers often lose direction and control of their creativity. The result of the creative process materializes 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, if it works as it should, it will fulfill the tasks for which it was destined and It will satisfy the future inhabitants of that space, the clients or oneself.

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 sparking 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 support objects that help us elevate certain decoration characteristics of “everything” in that space. It is a game of individual personalities that together tell us about a family.

Keys of Interior Design - parota wood outdoor table
Keys of Interior Design – parota wood outdoor table

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 illumination 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 space raw, 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 deal with lighting 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 it also illuminates to fill the space. We can never forget that the activities that take place in each space will have a significant impact on the lighting that we are going to choose in our design. Light shapes the mood and atmosphere of a space while defining colors, lines and textures, separating them from darkness.

Keys of Interior Design - round coffee tables
Keys of Interior Design – round coffee tables

5. Contrasts and Patterns in Interior Design

Opposite poles attract, right? Well, something similar for contrasts, which create a visual appeal to them to highlight certain aspects planned by the interior designer. Contrast generates user interest and attention. A contrasting result can be achieved using different tools, such as opposing shapes, alternating textures, complementary colors, materials, even in contrasting concepts and themes, although this can be more risky. Contrasts should be implemented sparingly, an excess of contrasts can create discomfort.

Another fun tool for interior design is the use of patterns or the repetition of 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 in the use of a repetitive design in one or more parts or 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.

Keys of Interior Design - Wine Cellar
Keys of Interior Design – Wine Cellar

6. With Color and Texture for Interior Design

Everything has color, even in the white color 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 well, makes it another important tool in interior design. One or two dominant colors applied to objects, patterns and parts of the space, closely associated with natural light and illumination, will join the form to flesh out 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 feeling of space.

The texture of a surface on an object or finish adds a unique dimension to a space. Textures mixed within a space can elicit subtle sensory sensations to the user, a proper mix of textures has the ability to add interest and detail, making a spatial composition visually pleasing. Using a texture that is certain and different from the object next to it will also add emphasis and contrast to the design of a main element.

Keys of Interior Design - Teak Wood Chopping Board
Keys of Interior Design – Teak Wood Chopping Board

7. 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, aisle widths, and chair sizes. Offsetting these standard sized items with other items of different sizes and heights can create some really fun visual interest in a space. The designer enjoys applying scale to everyday design, especially playing with the size and proportion of chosen objects.

Ratio usually goes hand in hand with scale, but is subtly different. Where scale describes the comparison of objects 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 is related to the feeling of comfort. The designer will work on the proportion in his space to create a visual hierarchy that emphasizes some features while disguising or passing others to the background or third plane.

Keys of Interior Design - Console - Credenza
Keys of Interior Design – Wood Console – Credenza

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 one of the decoration elements that occupy that space is distributed with sufficient uniformity in said space, in such a way that it provides us with the sensation of equality and stability at first sight. . The balance can be symmetrical or not and will be determined by the combination of weights in 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 take a tour from what has most caught our attention at first to other areas of the space. This visual transition may be conscious or unconscious to the viewer, but the interior designer, just like the artist, is able to guide and cause 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.

Keys of Interior Design - Parota wood coffee table - Living room
Keys of Interior Design – Parota wood coffee table – Living room

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 within chaos can be consistent.

The creator of interiors, 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 happens 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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