A well-designed room features the seven principles of interior design to work together to create a spectacular and beautiful room that pleases the eye, and is also functional for those who live in it. Even for those who can not afford the services of a professional interior designer. If the seven principles apply when decorating, the end result will be a beautiful room.
Unity and harmony
The ultimate goal in the interior design of any space is that all parts of the room to create a harmonious whole.
Equilibrium is achieved when the visual “weight” of the room is distributed throughout the room as evenly as possible. For example, brightly colored items hanging from the walls will be “heavier” than merge with the wall color.
Each room should have an element that attracts attention when someone comes naturally. This may be an architectural detail, a fireplace, a work of art or a distinctive piece, or even lights.
A room with good pace first draws the eye to the focal point, and then draws the eye on the other components of the room, creating a flow of visual movement.
Scale / Proportion
The room should be decorated with furniture and details that are of the appropriate scale for the size and shape of the room, and in proportion with each other and with people using the room.
Color and details
Color can add pizzazz and create either a dark room or a light and airy. Select the appropriate details can enhance the look you’re trying to create, or may be detrimental to it.