The 7 Foundational Principles of Modern Home Interior Design

Interior design shapes the experience enjoyed in an interior space and there are some basic principles that should be adhered to when creating a stunning modern home interior design. These are the following:


1. Balance

Three types of balance used in design are symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial. Asymmetrical balance is more commonly used in modern interior design, achieving balance using different objects with an equal attraction to the eye. Asymmetrical balance is less forced and formal but it’s tricky to achieve. However, once a designer succeeds, they’ll create a feeling of liveliness and movement.

2. Repetition

This technique uses the same features in a repetitive pattern within a home. There are infinite possibilities for repetition, using patterns, colours, textures, or fixtures and fittings.

3. Progression

This is the art of increasing or decreasing the qualities or properties of a feature, such as cluster of different sized ornaments, or a colour scheme that moves from one shade to another related shade.

4. Transition

Transition creates a smooth flow, which moves the interior experience naturally from one part of the home to another. Commonly used transitions are curved lines such as an arched doorway or a winding path. Glass doors also make excellent transitions. You can find different designs of glass Eco Bi-fold doors that entice the eye from one space to another.

5. Contrast

Contrast sets off different elements against each other e.g. black and white cushions, as well as contrasting shapes (e.g. squares and circles). Contrast makes a space lively but needs to be used with caution, otherwise it can appear harsh.

6. Scale and proportion

These two design principles fit together like hand in glove, relating to sizes and shapes. Scale is the size of an object set against another and proportion refers to the ratio of an element against another. Both are important for continuity and creating a comfortable feeling within the home.

7. Colour

Colours play a huge role in interior design and making colours work together is a science in itself. Colours need to express the homeowner’s personality whilst creating a flow throughout the home, without swamping any room they’re used in.

All the above principles can be enhanced and reinforced by letting plenty of light into the home. This can be achieved by installing an Eco Bi-Fold door, which is both stylish and modern. More information about the principles of interior design can be sourced through the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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