Interior Design for Beginners

A podcast about interior design with daily insights on interior design, learning about trends, picking up practical tips, and getting inspired to transform your space.


Cultivating Cohesion Through Harmony

Interior design, in all its beauty and complexities, ultimately boils down to creating spaces that spark joy, creativity, comfort, and functionality. One concept that stands as a cornerstone in achieving these objectives is 'Harmony'. In today's episode, we're diving deep into the art of crafting cohesion and balance through harmony. When we speak about harmony in interior design, we’re talking about the seamless blend of elements that work together to create a unified space that radiates equilibrium and coherence. It’s the visual rhythm your eyes follow as they move across a room. It’s the sense of calm that washes over you when everything in your space feels 'right.' But how do we achieve this sought-after harmony? Firstly: through the use of repeated patterns. Repetition can be achieved in numerous ways, such as using similar shapes, colors, or textures throughout your space. From matching frames for your artwork to coordinating upholstery on your furniture, repetition unites the disparate elements in a room. Next, we look at transitioning. Transitioning is the way in which we guide the gaze naturally from one focal point to the next. For instance, a hallway rug might lead your eye to a painting at the end of a hall, which then couples with the living room’s color scheme. The trick here, is to make it feel organic and not forced. Finally, we turn to balance. In interior design, balance is often achieved through symmetry, but this doesn’t mean everything has to be perfectly mirrored. Asymmetry can create an interesting, balanced aesthetic too; the key is ensuring there’s an equitable distribution of visual weight. So as you venture forth on your interior design journey, remember to sing the tune of harmony and make your spaces not only look good, but feel incredibly good too. Journey with us, in our next episode as we continue to explore the captivating world of interior design!

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