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The Art Of Interior Design

Interior design is one of the most important aspects of building and construction. The main aim of interior design is the improvement of the aesthetic appeal of any space. Every human being is attracted to a well and beautifully designed building.
However, the tastes of every single person vary, as some may prefer blue to aqua, or may prefer tiled floors to parquet ones. Due to these variations in taste, interior design is dependent on the taste of the owner of a particular house.

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Importance of Interior Design

As mentioned above, interior design is very important, and the following are the main reasons

·It improves the aesthetic appeal of the house. A house that has been beautifully designed inside and outside is likely to look more appealing as compared to building with no finishes. The monetary value of the building increases. As compared to a bare building, a building with polished floors, beautifully curved ceilings, and a stunning swimming pool has more value.Space management is more efficient in a building that has its interior spaces planned for. The interior designer designs the houses in such a way that their functionality is maximized and space wastage reduced.

Elements of Interior Design

Now that we know what interior design is and why it is important, the next step will be to determine what exactly is involved in the process of interior design. The elements of interior design are the aspects that the interior design takes into account while managing a particular space. They are:

a) Space

While designing a room, space is taken into account. Space basically gives you the amount of room you are working with. A large space will require more stuff to fill it because furnishing such a space sparsely will give it a hall kind of effect. However, if your space is small, placing a lot of furniture in the space means that the place will look and feel overcrowded. The colors painted on the walls also have an effect on the feel of the room. Some colors may be painted in such a way that the room, feels roomier, and some have an opposite effect.

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b) Color

The color of the walls and floor of a room has a very profound effect on the room. White, for example, gives a room a sterile effect, and that is why we see it used in hospitals. Blue has an aqua effect and green gives a woody effect to a room. At times, the manipulation of color and light might give a room the illusion of a spacious room, or even one of a cramped room. Therefore, color is one of the most important elements of interior design.

c) Light

While designing a room, the amount of natural light that pours into the room should be taken into account. Inadequate natural light requires that man-made light sources in the room might be necessary for lighting during the day. Light has a tremendous effect on a room. First, there is functionality. For a room that does not use man-made lighting during the day, light is used to move around and work. Secondly, light has an effect on the mood set by a space. Brightly-lit spaces are seen to have more space than sparsely-lit spaces, and this is why most living rooms have large windows for maximum light entry into the room. A room with dimmed lights, or with candles instead of electrical lighting may have a romantic effect on the room.

d) Texture

The texture of an object is defined as the feel of the object, and this might be smooth, soft, rough or hard. The texture of a space is defined by the furniture, curtains, and rugs that the room uses. Color may sometimes give the room a specific feel of texture, as some colors come in soft hues, which gives the room a soft feel, and other in bolder hues, which gives the room a slightly rougher feel. Texture aims to highlight some features in a room, as smoother and softer surfaces tend to reflect light more than rougher surfaces, which absorb light.

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We have seen the aspects that are taken into account while designing a room. Now, after taking into account these aspects, you may be wondering, exactly what parts in a room are focused on by interior designers? Where exactly are aspects above applied? They are discussed below:

·The Floor

The floor is the lower surface of a room, and it is the first surface that an interior designer considers. The floor represents one of the largest surfaces in the room, and it has a lot of effect to the room. A floor can give a room a serene or festive feel, depending on its texture and color. The floor of a room can be designed to have a carpet, tiles, parquet or polished concrete, depending on the functionality and the effect that the owner aims for.

· The Wall

The wall is among the easier surfaces to design. With the wall, consider all the aspects and then decide depending on what is most aesthetically appealing to you. Walls have minimum functionality and therefore, the decision is much easier, especially if you have already decided on the floor. A wall can be finished by use of plaster and paint, wallpapers or polished concrete, which is dependent on the intended effect.

· The Ceiling

The ceiling is also a simpler surface as most ceilings are plain with just a few details on them. The ceiling, just like the wall, is very vital when it comes to the dispersing of light throughout the room. The ceiling can also give a room a spacious effect, and some ceilings are designed with special lighting effect, like a gypsum ceiling. For a stunning outcome in a space, the ceiling chosen should complement the floor.

Interior design is a very vital part in the building industry as it has the sole responsibility of improving the aesthetics of the building. Interior design is concerned with the flooring, walling and the ceiling of a room, and a number of aspects are taken into account. These aspects are the lighting, color, texture, and space of the room to be designed. For the most effective outcome, these aspects should be carefully manipulated over the surfaces that are being designed.
 
 

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