Interior Design

Principles of Interior Design

living room design

The principles and elements of interior design are essential methods and tools for designing spaces. Fundamental interior design principles when applied properly can invoke emotions. They refine our eyes for identifying compelling design by acquainting ourselves with the five key principles of interior design.

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. 

The elements are your tools or raw materials much like paints are the basics to a painter. These include space, line, form, colour and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements.

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