A well-designed home does not happen by accident. When building or remodeling, many turn to expensive experts. Yet, all it really takes is some planning and basic knowledge. Two common interior design terms are proportion and scale.
These terms are not understood by many. But they can make all the difference in contributing to your home's warmth and appeal. Scale has to do with the size of an object and how it fits in your space as well as with the other objects around it. Proportion refers to the shapes and patterns of these objects and how they all fit together.
We've all seen an overstuffed sofa in a small room or a rectangular dish on a square table. These are not pleasing to the eye because it upsets the balance of the room. Proportion and scale are two distinct design techniques.
Together they make a room feel comfortable and look beautiful. Below are seven rules that can help anyone to design like a professional. If you're new to interior design, follow them. If you're more experienced, perhaps you can bend these rules, but never break them.
It's all about following basic rules related to balance and repetition. These are the same rules that the experts use. Now you can too, and each room will look beautiful and make you feel right at home.
At Barndoorz, we have options for almost any interior design concept. Let us help you proportion and scale your next project and give you a functional room accent you’ll enjoy for years to come.