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Hiring design professionals allows you the luxury to sit back and witness your dream home come to life. But how well you communicate your vision of this dream home entails your own understanding of the language of interior design.
With these basic principles, homeowners can widen their vocabulary as they recreate their space:
The principle of harmony allows different design elements to converge into an overall look. In creating a theme for your home, ask yourself whether you want the design aesthetics to be classic or contemporary; or the décor to be timeless or trendy.
Furnishings and color schemes need not be the same in every room, but they do need to complement each other in order to exude harmony. For example, you can paint the master bedroom in the calming shade of Columbia blue, and accent it with off-white décor; then paint the baby’s room in a quirkier periwinkle, and accent it in white. The rooms may look different, but their color schemes match each other. This way, your eyes are not jarred by unexpected changes, but are instead eased into each room.
Balance is about arranging items equally within a given space. You can achieve symmetry by having two items mirror each other, such as matching lamps on similar end tables. This technique is usually seen in homes with a traditional style.
Asymmetry, on the other hand, is about placing two equally important objects that contrast each other, such as an ivory white sofa in one area of the living room and an ebony grand piano in another. This often adds a twist to contemporary homes.
The principle of balance allows you to take in various elements within the same space without being overwhelmed.
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