“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” ~Charles Eames
What is meant by interior design basics? What is design? According to Charles Eames, "design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose." A design is created with elements and is put together using principles. These make up the basics of interior design.
Whether you are redecorating a small space or a whole house, it will help if you understand the basics of interior design. The basics of interior design are the building blocks to good design. This means understanding the principles and elements of interior design. Whether interiors, graphics, or fine arts the principles and elements of design are the building blocks of good design. While we expect good design to look good, it also has to work well. There has to be a balance between form and function. You may have heard the term form follows function. What that means is that if it isn't working, it doesn't matter how beautiful it looks - it isn't good design. Before beginning any project, take the time to review your lifestyle, habits, and daily routines before making any decorating decisions.
The elements of design include line, form, light, scale, texture, pattern, and color. The principles of design include balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, contrast, and unity. Over the next few weeks, we'll look at each one of these and how they apply to design.
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