The Basic and Important Elements of Interior Designing

Often, interior designing is confused by interior decoration. The decoration is further decorating an existing living space with added furniture. But interior designing is to design an entire living space from the scratches. Anyone without formal qualification can carry out decoration provide he or she has a good taste and experience Whereas interior designing is professional, theoretical and requires a commitment to perform. The interior designing is both an art and science involving creative ideas and turning the ideas into reality. In simple words, an interior designer can effectively decorate and meet the expectations and goal of the client, but a decorator can not carry out interior designing. Contact Lipari Design to turn your creative ideas into reality in doing your interior designing.

While focussing on the basic and important elements of interior designing, space comes first as one of the most important elements of interior designing. The interior designer must have a thorough knowledge of the space available for interior designing, its dimensions, along with its utilities. Normally space is divided into two categories namely the two-dimensional space and the three-dimensional space. The floor including its length and width are counted as the two-dimensional space whereas the living space including its length, width and height is considered as the three-dimensional space. An empty space is called negative space and a positive space is filled with furniture. The internal designer must be aware about all the detail information of the space where he or she is going to perform the internal designing.

The second important element of internal designing is a line. The lines define shapes of living space and are responsible for the contrast, harmony and utility of the space. There are broadly three types of lines like horizontal lines, vertical lines and dynamic lines. You can find a vertical line on the windows, almirahs and doorways, whereas horizontal lines adorn structures like chairs, tables and beds. The dynamic lines also called angular lines can be found on the stairs. These are the elements an interior designer must know how to utilize.

The third important element in interior designing is the forms meaning the shapes. You can create the forms by adding two or three shapes. Additional forms create balance in the space and a well-defined form contribute harmonious atmosphere in the space. There are two basic types of forms such as geometric forms or manmade forms and natural or organic forms. Forms are further categorised into open forms and closed forms. The interior designer must have adequate understanding of these components to effectively carry out the interior designing.

Kathy McDonough