The 7 elements of interior design involves turning an empty space into a setting creating a functional, safe and desirable room that fulfills the client’s expectations. By using the 7 elements carefully to design a room, you can create a beautiful and inspired space.
Interior design is a service performed by a professional design practitioner. We at Lucia Victoria Interiors, have the knowledge and skill together with judgement to utilise space which is functional, safe and pleasing to the client. No room is perfect and interior design is about choosing the most appropriate layout for a room to flatter its good points, disguise or draw attention away from it’s weak points and help the room look its best.
At Lucia Victoria Interiors we find that mood boards are an essential part of interior design, together with specification of furniture fixtures.
Colour sets the tone of a room. It can make a room feel bigger, smaller, warmer or cooler. Colour will give your space a mood that visitors will notice instantly. A high ceiling can be made to look lower by painting it in a slightly darker, warmer tone than the walls. In a very large room you can take the ceiling colour down from the walls as far as a picture rail.
Texture is important when selecting upholstery and curtains. Rough textures will create a more casual, homely feel. Smooth and shiny textures such as silk create a more formal feel.
Form is the shape created by lines. The most common shape is the rectangle, which is seen in couches and coffee tables. Circular shapes will soften the feel of a rigid room and the triangle creates a sense of stability.
Large spaces require bulky furniture, whilst small spaces require delicate furniture. A small room can have one large piece used as a focal point. Colour can also create space as vertical lines make low ceilings feel higher.
The position of a room whether it faces north, south, east or west and the quality of natural light depends on the lighting used. We at Lucia Victoria Interiors understand that lighting is about evaluating whether the room will be used all day, night or both and would the room be used for studying,entertaining or both. Depending on the use of the room, lighting can include ambient, background, task lighting, reflective lighting or table lamps to achieve different level lighting. Lighting is implemented before decorating a room. You can install floor sockets underneath tables and free-standing furniture.
Furniture adds to the finishing touches of a room. You can work the furniture around a focal point in the room. For example if you have patio doors and an attractive fireplace in the same room you can arrange your furniture to either point depending on the season, so in the summer the patio doors are your focal point, whilst in the winter the fireplace becomes the focal point. Once the furniture has been selected for a room the client has the opportunity to add those very last touches which are objects and artwork. Objects and artwork are selected by the client. Their personal choice is an extension of themselves.