It was during my Contemporary Theories class where my teacher Rocco taught us about the aesthetic principles of interior design. These principles are older than civilization and a few were even discovered simply by accident. If you are new to design, this blog will be of most interest to you - it could help create some new and powerful concepts. For me, after learning of these principles I started to better understand the function and purpose of designing interiors. So with out further ado, please enjoy the pretty pictures (click images to enlarge)
1. Form and Configuration - Form is the arrangement of design parts, configuration is the relationship between design parts.
2. Scale and Proportion - The affect between objects and the space they are within.
3. Balance - The equal distribution of elements to achieve a visual equilibrium.
4. Axis and Alignment - Axis pertains to a centerline, alignment concerns edge.
5. Rhythm - A connected movement between different elements of interior design.
6. Contrast - Provides emphasis and offers the satisfaction of differences.
7. Details - Every detail counts and adds their own distinctive feature to the overall design.
8. Light - Light makes all other principles possible. Without light there is no vision, and without vision there is no design.
I hope you've enjoyed these essential principles in design aesthetics!