There was a time when interior designing was all about pomp and splendour and practically nothing beyond the correct colours and fabrics. Over time, this has evolved into much more. Great interior designing does not just increase the aesthetic appeal of a place but also reflects the thoughts and tastes of the owners and transforms a house into what feels like home to them.
To a great extent, interior designing has become about utilizing a space effectively and increasing its functionality. The space, form, line, pattern and light form the core 5 components of Interior designing.
Let’s take each one individually:
The available space is the very foundation of the process. Understanding the space available and looking at it from the 3 dimensional perspective is essential when it comes to designing a house. Different design styles lead to different use of the space, for example, a minimalist design will have much more negative space than an eclectic design.
There are 3 types of lines which are used by designers to shape a room and guide the eye around it. Ideally, interior designers will strike a balance with the incorporation of different lines. This is typically done by selecting one dominant feature line, in accordance with the client’s brief and the desired feeling they wish to convey in the space. The types of lines are: Vertical lines – These refer to the windows and doorways and are used to evoke feelings of freedom and strength.
Horizontal lines – These refer to the tables and other surfaces and are used to give a sense of stability, formality and efficiency.
Dynamic lines – These refer to diagonal, zigzag or curved lines. Such lines can be found in stairs, for example, and provide energy and movement.
Form is the shape of the room, as well as any objects within the room. Forms can usually be described as either geometric or natural. Geometric refers to hard lines and square edges, often looking man-made, while natural relates to more organic forms that seem to be created by nature.
Natural or man-made light is critical to the amount of utility a space can create. Light can be broken into the categories of task lighting (defined purpose), accent lighting (emphasising objects) and mood lighting (adding ambience). Beyond its functional purpose, light has the ability to set the mood and atmosphere of a space while defining colour, line and texture.
A pattern is created by the use of a repetitive design and can be found in wallpaper, soft furnishings, rugs and fabrics. Patterns come in various types, such as stripes, geometric, pictorial, organic, motif and animal prints. Fun to use and with an element of functionality, patterns can bring a room to life.
At Deva Developers, we understand that your home is the realisation of a dream. This is why we ensure that we do not compromise on the quality of our construction and make sure that we present to you a house which is beautiful enough for you to proudly call it home.