7 Important Principles of Interior Design
August 16, 2016

Everything in nature is designed to function within its predetermined principles. Same goes with interior design. In order to create a great design, there are a few basic interior design principles that should be followed by every designer. In this article we try and explain the 7 important principles we follow to come out with that “great” result you see in our work.

Principles of Interior Design

1. Unity

2. Balance

3. Rhythm

4. Emphasis

5. Contrast

6. Scale and Proportion

7. Details


Unity is one of the primary principles of interior design. There should be a unity of all the elements which are being used for creating the end result and should complement one another and a smooth transition should exist from one end to the other. Interior design should serve as a visual guide for a person to understand a living space, and without unity the visual guide will only end up confusing the person.


The principle of balance refers to the ordered distribution of elements of equal visual weight with a visual equilibrium. Balance is only achieved when the visual weight of the elements are evenly distributed along a central axis or point that can be both real and imaginary. Balance can be categories into three types such as

  • Symmetrical – In Symmetrical, a space is divided into two equal halves centered on a central axis and both the halves are equally compensated to give out a calm feel to the living space.
  • Asymmetrical – In Asymmetrical, any odd number of elements can be used by keeping an imaginary central axis as the focal point.
  • Radial– It involves a central piece from which all other elements seem to radiate to arrange them in circular symmetry.

To be continued….

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