Elements of Interior Design

Interior design can be achieved using any of the 7 elements: Space, Light, Form, Texture, Colour, Furniture and Object.

Space: is the raw materials within which interior designers design. It’s the basic structure of a room/building, includes walls, floors, ceilings, windows, beams and columns.

Light: There are two forms of light: Natural and Artificial. The main source of natural light is the sun while artificial light is man-made e.g. light bulbs, torches etc. Light can create mood and ambience. It also affect how we see colours and textures.

Form: It is the outline of a solid object or architectural element. Proportion, scale and finishes are important factors in achieving good form.Texture: It can be applied to wall coverings, flooring, fabrics, furniture materials etc. Texture can add depth and detail to a design.

Colour: It is similar to light in that it can create mood and ambience.It can change the perception of a room size. Light coloured rooms can create the sense of space and calm. Dark coloured rooms can create the sense of a small and confined space.

Furniture: provides functionality and comfort. It also contribute to the overall style and feel of the space.

Objects: adds personality and character to a space . Similar to furniture, they contribute to the overall style and feel. Must be in harmony with the rest of the space/elements.