TOP 6 Interior Design Principles for Home Decor

TOP 6 Interior Design Principles for Home Decor

Have you ever been in a room that felt like you could be there all day? In order to create a fabulous space, designers applied 6 basic
principles such as proportion, harmony, balance, rhythm,
emphasis and contrast. In today’s video I want to share
with all of you what the real meaning is of interior design and how we can create
a harmonious space following some basic principles I will explain to you
how those principles work and some examples in a real space. Hi guys welcome back to D.Signers! I’m Zahira Cury
for those who don’t know me I’m an architect and lighting designer! If it’s your first time here and you love design don’t forget to subscribe
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that you’re interest and let me know how can i help
you when it comes to design. So, I made this video specially
for you guys! Remember to be free to ask So if you have any questions after
watching this video please let me know
in a comment below, I will respond to as many
comments as I can. A good design is not
only about the aesthetic aspects. it’s not just placing beautiful
things in the space. it’s about how each element works together 
in the space to transform our lives. So design is not only about beauty it’s the clever play between
all the elements in the space. Some design principles exist that are a crucial part in creating a great design When you know the basic
interior design principles you can transform any space
to look and feel fabulous and unique you can sense how everything feels cohesive you can feel how everything
works in unity! You can achieve that effect in your
own home following these principles obviously you can pair that knowledge with practice and
experimentation on your way to creating a perfect space The following 6 principles are the keys to creating inviting spaces that family and friends will love spending time in but don’t be afraid I will do my best to explain it in
a simple way! So let’s get started! The most important
element that anchors the design and adds
interest is Emphasis! Also known as “Focal Point” A focal point should be
something interesting to look at something colorful or texturally
and visually appealing a particular item to create a visual impact. Imagine a huge vibrant painting
above the fireplace or a wall in a bold paint color or covered with a wallpaper
to draw attention in your living room. When you are walking into the space and your attention is
focused on a particular element, like the huge painting
above the fireplace or the bold accent wall this might be the focal option of the room
and the principle here is Emphasis. A room where everything
gets equal importance will seem either scattered or boring. You need an anchor you need a focal point
to break the monotony of the space. In architectural terms
in my house I clearly have a wall that can be
a potential focal point And I chose it for many reasons: because it has a double height. I can see  that wall from multiple points
of my house even from the second floor And It’s the brighter space of my house
because of the large windows I decided to accentuate it
by putting a large vibrant painting above my tv stand to emphasize the scale of the wall
and to add a contrast between the wall and the painting, creating
a visual impact. I think it works very well because when people
come to my house their eyes always go to
that wall first! In interior design it’s important to put
elements in opposition to each other by their color, shape,
texture, material or the scale Remember that opposites attract. This design principle
can be achieved in different ways pairing Light with Dark colors small elements with
large elements or textured with
non textured surfaces. When contrast is applied to a space it can give life and
character to any room. So go dynamic, include
high contrast colors, texture, patterns, don’t be afraid, just
mix and match! I love high contrast! I achieved contrast in
multiple ways inside my space though the color and texture of pillows, I created a high contrast between the light
color from the walls of my general space with the dark color of my furniture also between some transparent
objects with solid ones. The point here is to mix and match So go dynamic because
high contrast is essential for creating a bold space! it can be strange to think of a room as rhythmic but just like music
rhythm in design is all about creating patterns
of repetition and contrast to create visual interest. It’s like the combination
of a musical note and the silence that make up the rhythm but in a visual way. The repetition will create flow which moves the viewers eyes around the space. Duplicating elements, colors, shapes or patterns
to tie a design together. You can achieve this by using the same color or shape at different intervals. Its purpose is to move
your eye around the room. For instance you can establish a rhythm by
using a color in the pillows, picking it up in a painting, and again in a rug. These repetitions will help carry your eye
around the room and this will help you to balance and unify the space. I can establish a rhythm by using a color in the pillows, picking it up in a painting,
and again in an ottoman. Balance it’s a distribution
of equal visual weight. Adding emphasis
by contrast and rhythm to your space you will have
a sense of balance. In design, balance creates
a feeling of equilibrium. It is all about equalizing or approximating the visual weight of objects. The balance is the distribution
of the visual weight of objects colors, texture into the
space to create a feeling of stability and unity. traditional or formal spaces
call for symmetrical balance where the space is
evenly split into two sides that mirror each other. Asymmetrical Balance: The visual weights of lines, colors, forms, and textures are balanced
without exact duplication. Personally I prefer asymmetrical balance because it can be
more complex and interesting. Have you ever been in a
small room where the furniture
overpowers the space? If so, you understand the importance of scale. Scale relates to the size of objects within a space. Proportion is about the relationship
between two elements it’s how the object relates
to the overall context. For instance, you have a large sofa and next to it you place a
small side table. Maybe the proportions
of the items are wrong. So you can’t only consider the size of the room and the element when you’re decorating you need to be careful
with the size of each item and the relationship
between each other. Harmony in interior design is created when all the elements act together to create a unified and
cohesive composition it’s the sense that all of
the elements of your design fit together. Harmony refers to the
pleasing relationships among the parts of a composition. They may fit the same theme aesthetic style or mood. The important takeaway
is that each distinct piece seems to belong together
in some way even if it is not identical
to anything else. To achieve unity and harmony
into your space it’s important to define an aesthetic style because this way you have
parameters of colors, textures and shapes to guarantee
a cohesive atmosphere. All those principles
come together to design a spectacular space those principles are
crucial elements when it comes to creating any composition even in other arts like painting, photography
or architecture they’re guides to make a cohesive ambience each of these
principles work together to tell our brain that we are in a beautiful,
comfortable and pleasant space not only for our eyes but also for our soul. If you liked this video Please don’t forget to click like and subscribe to be part
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67 thoughts on “TOP 6 Interior Design Principles for Home Decor

  1. Hi, I recently stumbeled upon your channel and I find yput tipps very helpful. Could you maybe give some advice on how to design a new build house? I am going to start building a house next year and I would love some advice on how to figure out where to place art and furniture in general. And more specifically how to create a dining space that is both inviting (like a breakfast nook) and fit for a party (like a formal dining room) but in one space. Thank you very much and keep up the great content ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nice vid ๐Ÿ‘ is it cool to have two feature walls at opposite sides of a room ? I was thinking same colour ? Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  4. Assalam Alaykum ms zahira cury, I have two questions. Are you Muslim? is that very important 3d software and rendering for interior designers?

  5. Thanks a lot! Great and helpful video! I love the way youโ€™ve decorated your department!๐Ÿ‘

  6. Mi estimada Zahira, no me equivoco al decirle que su canal es de un excelente contenido, maravillado por sus tips y sobre todo por su belleza. โค๏ธ Saludos!!! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช

  7. Excelent video. I realized that I should put attention in contrast. Neutral colors are easy to used but they are boring in exeed. But I dont know how to add color in a elegance way in a bedroom for example. Greeting from Argentina ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. awesome video just what i needed! Im trying to style my house. Im facing some architectural challenges. I have 2 connected living areas (one w the tv and the other is a seating area but it oversees tv area). Please make a video about how to best separate areas which are part of one single large space.

  9. This is the vid I longed for! You put words on, and shows examples of, interiors that really explains interior design in an understandable way. Intuition is good and necessary, but having a plan and structure is an important thing when doing big and complex projects. This is one of my favourite channels and I always look forward to the next vid!

  10. Hi. Question. So if your formal dining room and formal living room are in the same area, do you have one focal wall still? Or do you have one for each different room ?

  11. GREAT VIDEO ! Thank you very much. This is very interesting and well explained. I love your channel. Keep doing so please. Hi from Paris, France ๐Ÿ‘‹

  12. You are my new favorite. Excellent narrative n easy to follow. I'm constructing my new house so I will try to keep all your design principles in mind. I wish I can afford a designer like yourself on my projects in years to come.

  13. Thanks a lot your videos so useful.. my question is how can we calculate the proportion between space and objects is there any formula to reach the perfect results or the issue depend just on sense???

  14. Nice. Can you please make a video of how to choose the correct rug and where to hang or put family photos. Thank you

  15. You are being more natural now, I notice you don't read texts in front camera anymore. Biggest improvement!
    But little drawback is you took too long to enter the contents, it was about 2 mins of intro. Try cut it short or separate into different videos.
    Very inspiring content tho, we see your improvements every single video. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Great info! Love your channel and tips you give. Btw this interior in the video is very interesting. Love colors, going to make my own interior in a similar colors(navy blue + brass/gold = onelove). Thank you!

  17. hello i want to ask for a kitchen.. with mtro white and black wall tile what do u advice for the kitchen wood ? to bee all black modern one shine our white matte ? please help meee :))))

  18. Hi Zahira! I want to do a dark accent wall in my bedroom but Iโ€™m not sure what finish I should use ? Matte, eggshell or satin paint? Is there a rule or what do you recommend?

  19. Hi Zahira, your videos are very interesting and well explained. It helps a lot to understand a very detailed aspects of interior design trends and idea. I myself an Interior Designer from India. I request you, can you make video on European Interior style design? i want to know what exactly it means and also in anyway i could share my designs and get your opinion on it in anyway. Please let me.. And really amazing videos you posting. By far very informative and to the point. Thanks

  20. Great overall design elements info. Super informative. You are so talented. I find itโ€™s hard to mix design styles. That should be your next video.

  21. hey hi… i am a fan of you. the tips you give us are really good & influencing my thoughts. I constructing new home, I have a big query in terms of ceilings with central ac… what are the ceilings should prefer as per the area like kichen or living or bed room or landscape etc.. and the same way the ceiling should give elegant look in low budget… could you please let us know….

  22. Whenever you have the chance, my dear Zahira, some ideas for closets in your bedrooom, or good priciples and main rules for walkig-closets๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿงฅ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ•ถ๐ŸŒ‚Thanks๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

  23. Hi i am really inspired and appreciate for you to make these videos. i am chris kim from south korea, me and my friends starts the interior furniture import business and we would love to know where all these furnitures in your videos and how to get! We will make show room!

  24. this is gr8 and thanks for your good way of explanation! it helped a lot! in understanding what is important in designing Interiors!… please keep posting other important things related to working on interiors as a profession!


  26. Hi, please can you advise me how can I use a living based on two levels, and what sould I do with the two windows, each at one level of my appartment.
    Many thx, Gabriela

  27. Interesting content I am planing to furnish my living-room I have an open floor plan living and dining donโ€™t know where to start

  28. Simply PERFECT!!! Excelente video… de calidad y muy bien explicado ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  29. Hello Ms Zahira…..ur just fabulous..such in depth knowledge of your subject….n the way you explain is fantastic. Well I won't demand any answers to my query now….I have to go through all ur videos first.god bless you.thanks for sharing it with us. ๐Ÿ™

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