Interior Design Principles 4: Rhythm

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Updated

When you consider interior design ideas and the principles that are involved you will understand that there are a number of ways to decorate a home. One of the vital things to consider is the proportion and how everything works together in the room. You'll then have to think about the scale, balance and how these interact and coexist to give the rhythm. When you are decorating a room there is also other factors that need to be taken into consideration. One of these is perhaps the most important of all and that is colour.

But don't forget texture and symmetry, because in your room you will no doubt have certain items of furniture and whatever you have in your room will either complement or contrast with the colour scheme of the room and other objects that are placed there. To be successful with interior designing you will have to weigh up the various styles that can be achieved, but saying this one style will not suit all tastes and at the end of the day you must choose something that you are happy with.

When you are decorating, decorate and create a pleasing proportion to whatever is in the room. For example, maybe your furniture is rather large and bulky, if that's the case then you will need to offset that and you will be able to do this by perhaps hanging a large piece of artwork on one of your walls. Another aspect to interior design which may seem a very minor point, but by not choosing the right size of tables you place any cheap table lamps on can be important, as this will provide for symmetry.

As many modern homes these days have hardwood flooring or laminate flooring they can seem very cold and uninviting, but if you make use of rugs you will find that this will bring about a certain warmth to the room. Rugs can be used in any room of your home and with the diverse patterns and colours available they are sure to go with the rhythm and style of the room. You might also like to think about incorporating symmetrical and asymmetrical design, for example you have two chairs that are exactly the same, if you place them opposite each other that is symmetrical, if you place them at right angles to each other that is asymmetrical. But whatever you do you will be trying to achieve balance and rhythm.

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