Whether you are working with current furniture and materials or “starting from scratch” with an vacant area, you should always use the sun and rain and concepts of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like shows are the basics to a designer. The aspects of design include area, range, type, color, and structure. The concepts of design correspond with how you use these components and are balance, focus, beat, proportion and scale, and balance and oneness.
Element #1: Space
Space describes the limitations and sets the limits on the running and decorative things you can do. Usually you will not figure out the space; instead, you will be faced with the challenge of using the current area effectively.
Element #2: Line
The collections in an area are second only to color in importance when it comes to setting the overall feelings or sensation of an area. The collections of window styles should assistance the prominent range of the area. In most situations, the prominent range is directly (vertical, horizontally or diagonal) rather than rounded. Your choice of focusing the direction of collections will figure out the feelings you want to create.
• Lines of directly type add height and pride, creating a more official environment. Lines of directly type also balance the collections of horizontally type found in most furniture.
• Horizontal collections makes a relaxing, casual sensation. They work well in casual areas or as relief to the strong verticals of official areas.
• Angled collections attract attention and lead the eye. They can be distressing unless reinforced by verticals or opposite diagonals.
• Curved collections add a conditioning effect and keep the area from becoming too firm. Use rounded collections with some constraint to keep the area from becoming too soft and extremely elegant.
Element #3: Form
Lines that join together produce the type, or form, of an object, which in turn effects the overall sensation of an area. Straight collections create quadratique, square and triangles. Curved collections type sectors and ovals. The rectangular shape is the most popular type and is often the prominent form in an area. Triangles provide balance and rounded shapes create softer the shapes of things.
Element #4: Colour
More than any other factor, color can create an area beautiful. Colour can set the feelings. It can create an area hotter or chilly, larger or smaller. It can hide undesirable features or call attention to the centre of attention. Even with the simplest furniture, the proper use of color can transform an area.
Element #5: Texture
Texture is playing an increasingly part in affordable. Visible structure is a material’s apparent level of smoothness or roughness. To maintain and enhance a casual sensation, use materials that are more intensely distinctive, nubby or difficult visual structure. Sleek, bright surfaces such as soft silk, moiré, chintz and silk-like looks assistance a more official sensation in an area. Using several levels of supporting designs adds variety and preserves attention. However, it is a wise decision to avoid impressive differences in structure.