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FAQ: frequently asked interior decoration questions.

You must be thinking, why bother with the 7 principles of interior design? Shouldn't this be the job of the interior designer?

Here's why. First, knowing the principles and incorporating them into interior design will help you take a more active role in creating your dream home. In addition, having a well-designed interior increases the aesthetic and economic value of your property, making it better off in every way.

Are you convinced? Okay let's go!

1. Balance

Balance means creating visual harmony in the room by ensuring that the elements are evenly distributed within it. This gives a sense of balance to your design. It can be achieved with many forms, for example with shapes, colors, patterns and even textures.

There are 3 common ways to balance interior design and decoration. First, there's the traditional symmetrical balance, which essentially places objects symmetrically on either side of an imaginary central axis. Asymmetric balance, on the other hand, keeps the focus on the imaginary axis while allowing for uneven and odd-numbered objects. To maintain an evenly distributed visual weight, the objects should be of similar dimensions. Usually an asymmetrical balance results in a more energetic and natural feeling. Finally, radial balance involves placing objects around a central focal point, which is almost always a circle, such as a round dining table or a chandelier.

2. Unity

The unity principle emphasizes a sense of uniformity or harmony between the elements used in the design. These include having similar colors, patterns or textures, equal spacing between objects, or repetition of elements to create a visual continuation.

Simply put, when elements are carefully put together, you feel that they fit together nicely. For example, if you have a variety of shapes and textures in a room, you can still create unity by using just one color scheme.

3. Rhythm

The human brain is drawn to repetition and quickly recognizes similar objects. For example, rhythm, which is about creating repetition and contrast in an interior, helps bring visual interest throughout the room.

There are many ways to create rhythm, such as using the same color or pattern at different intervals. For example, you can paint a wall green and then use the same color on the dining room chair cushions. This is called repetition rate. You can also use alternation to create rhythm by twisting two elements in an ABABAB or ABBABB pattern, such as alternating 2 types of pendant lights. If you're more adventurous, try the progression rhythm, which arranges elements in ascending or descending order based on their size, color, or other attributes.

4. Emphasis:

This principle in interior decorating means that each room needs one central element as its focal point, and the other items should complement the emphasis, so that the focus is always on it. The focus can be on a large piece of furniture such as a grand piano, a work of art such as a painting, or a design element such as an accent wall. It can also be in the form of color, pattern or texture.

5. Contrast

Contrast in interior design arises when two or more very different forms are combined. Again, this can be done through color, shape (shape), or space.

The easiest way to achieve contrast is to use colours, for example by painting opposite colours, such as black and white. You can also put two different shapes close together, such as balancing a round mirror with a rectangular dining table. Using positive space (space occupied by objects) and negative spaces (empty space between objects) is also a great way to create contrast without cluttering the room.

6. Scale and proportion

This principle is all about proportion. The size and dimension of the objects in a room should be in proportion to each other so that they do not look out of place. For example, you shouldn't hang a huge chandelier in a shoe box, while in a room with a high ceiling you should have larger furniture than bean bags.

There is a golden ratio that designers use - the 1.618 ratio. An invention of the Greeks, it has been used throughout the ages by artists and architects to achieve harmony in design.

7. Details

Finally, we have the principle of details, which states that the little things should not be overlooked. And when it comes to details, nothing is too small or too unimportant to pay attention to. From embroidery on the cushions, handles on the cabinets to framed prints on the wall, every little detail adds something to the overall interior design. Tweaking the smallest details is what separates a good interior design from a great one.

When furnishing your home you can reach a point where you ask yourself 'what else could I use?'. You have the maximum number of photos you want to show and you have more candles than your local boutique, so what other decorations or items can you use to decorate your house to make it feel like home?

We hope this list will help you the next time you have a decorator block. Top 30
So often in interior decoration we focus on what's on the floor and neglect our walls. There is now a huge range of affordable wall art on the market. You can find a large-scale piece that looks great without breaking the bank. Here we share our list of the best places to buy affordable artwork online.

2. Clocks
A wall clock can be a beautiful piece of decor - even if we have the time on almost every device these days! Find one that matches your interior style, whether that's coastal, industrial, contemporary or otherwise. If you're not sure what your style is, take our fun and free interior style quiz here.

3. Table lamps
We often whine about the importance of lighting and do not rely solely on ceiling lamps to illuminate our homes. Table and floor lamps cast softer light and reduce harsh shadows in our home - and they can be a piece of decor in their own right!

4. Pillows
If you ask us, there's no better way to get your money's worth than simply swap out your pillows. They are a great way to introduce a new color palette to a room or add more texture. Our hot tip, switch the regular foam cushion inserts to feather inserts for a more luxurious look and comfort!

5. Candles
You know how obsessed we are with candles, so this one would definitely be on the list! Candles add atmosphere to a home in a way few other decor pieces can because it works on our sense of smell. Look for ones made with soy wax and natural fragrances to avoid introducing toxins into your home.

6. Carpets
Carpets have so many uses in a home: they define zones, add warmth and can soften hard floors. And if you use one with a bold color or pattern, they can be like art for a room.

7. Vases
Glass or ceramic, metal or concrete, there is no shortage of vases on the market today! Depending on the size and style of your vase, these can look great as a standalone item (such as an oversized vase filled with dried branches on a dresser) or fit beautifully into a stylized arrangement.

8. Art
There is something so special about having a one-off or limited edition original piece of art in our home. Knowing the meaning behind a piece or about the artist adds to the unique story of our homes. Whether it's a painting, sculpture, glassware or anything else, we always recommend investing in art.

9. Books
Add that homely feeling and show your personal interests with books. These look great in a bookshelf (obviously!), on a coffee table, nightstand, and just about any other surface you can think of. Our go-to store to buy books is The Book Depository, with free worldwide shipping and over 20 million books in their collection.

10. Mirrors
Reflect light or create the illusion of a larger space with a strategically placed mirror. Naomi shares how to use mirrors to attract the desired energy of abundance and tranquility in this article on how to incorporate elements of feng shui into your home.

11. Houseplants
You can never have too many houseplants. Fact. And there's never been a better range of stylish pots to showcase your indoor plants! If you don't have a green thumb, check out this article on the top 20 hard-to-kill houseplants. Good interior design and styling is all about layers, texture and color.

12. Photo frames
Framing photos or printing them on canvas gives your home personality and allows you to display your most beautiful memories. But there's an art to doing it without going overboard, check out our tips here.

13. Crystals
Mmmmk, if you're not on the crystal bandwagon yet, do us a favor and just try it. Whether you believe in the natural properties of crystals or not, there is no denying that they are a beautiful piece of decor! We've got a room-by-room guide to using crystals in your home to get you started.

14. Sheepskins
Channeling the Scandinavian vibes, we love a good sheepskin moment in the house. Draped over a sofa, over an occasional chair or on the floor of a cozy nook, sheepskins look and feel great.

15. Bookends
It's been a while since bookends have had their moment in the decor spotlight and we want to do our part to bring them back into the spotlight! Forget traditional L-shaped bookends that only serve a functional purpose when you can find some that are truly beautiful decor pieces.

16. Pinboards
From round to arc shape, hexagonal or anything else, pinboards have come a long way! Stay organized and add a dose of style to your home with a bulletin board.

17. Baskets
We've never met a basket we didn't like! Big or small, in a natural weave or colour, these are great for keeping smaller items organised. In the pantry, baskets are great for keeping food packs together and in playrooms there's no better way to organize children's toys. We use bookshelf style baskets, in bathrooms and just about every corner of the house. Grab some!

18. Glass sculptures
When we first think of artists, we generally think of painters or perhaps ceramists. There is a world of talented glass artists out there and we love the idea of ​​incorporating glass sculptures into your home. You can find intricate designs or something more simplistic like the beautiful glass sculptures pictured on the coffee table below.

19. Stool
We've seen time and time again on The Block how a stool is a styling item in any bathroom reveal. They provide the perfect surface to drape a towel and display some beautiful bath products. Stools are also a great idea in living rooms, as they provide extra seating when you need it or can serve as a side table in some other way. Children's playrooms are another zone of the house where we will generally build in a stool.

20. Hook
Functional and stylish, hooks can be placed on your wall like art. A wall-mounted hook rack can also create the feeling of an entryway in smaller homes that opens directly into a living room or kitchen.

21. Wooden decor
A garland of wooden beads on the coffee table of a coastal living room, a wood hand in a Scandinavian style room, a wooden sphere in a contemporary bookshelf or a piece of driftwood turned into a beautiful wooden sculpture , there is no shortage of ways you can incorporate wood decor into your home. Wood is a natural material that gives a sense of connection with the outdoors. It's also a great way to mix up the kind of materials you're using.

22. Trays
A collection tray at the entrance of a house is a styling essential that we think everyone should have. However, trays can also serve many other styling purposes - some just for looks (such as as a tray on your coffee table to anchor your arrangement) and as a practical aid (such as near your coffee station).

You want to add dimension to a room through points of interest, elements that complement and contrast, and most importantly, items that show your personality.

23. Oil Burners or Diffusers
There is no denying the calming and uplifting benefits of diffusing oils around the home. Fortunately, brands have adopted the idea and you can now find modern and stylish oil burners and diffusers in the market. Make it part of your morning routine and start your day on a positive note.

24. Side chairs
Whether you have an empty corner in your home, want to create a more inclusive sitting area in your living room or want to create a cozy sitting area, side chairs are always a good idea. We'll admit this one falls more into the "furniture" category than "decor," but sometimes it's just what you need to make a space work.

25. Canisters
You know how much we love using smaller boxes, baskets and storage solutions to store items. Buses are an often forgotten. You can find beautiful organic canisters made by my ceramists or something more modern. Whichever style you prefer, these are a great item to have while styling. Place it on a bedside table to keep jewelry safe, in the office to store smaller stationery, or in a kitchen vignette for rock salt or sugar.

26. Dried flower arrangements
Dried flowers are extremely popular and we've rounded up the best places to buy dried flower arrangements online. Containing dried or preserved flowers, grasses, stems, berries and seed pods, they are a stunning - and long-lasting - way to bring texture and beauty to your home.

27. Macrame Everything
We know that a few years ago people got a little macrame crazy. In moderation, we still love a macrame wall hanger or hanging pot. Macrame is especially suitable for boho and eclectic interiors, but also looks great in a coastal home.

28. Throw rugs
Add layers to your interior styling and create more comfort and warmth with plaids. Like cushions, they are also a great way to repeat your color palette in a room and we always recommend finishing your bed style with a throw.

29. Side Tables
Okay, so this is technically a piece of furniture too, but we're sure you'll forgive us for including it on the list. In the shops you will find great terrazzo, tiles, agate and all kinds of other side tables. And given the affordability of (and flexibility to change) side tables, we're more lenient with our "furniture neutral" rule

30. Magazines
Call us weird, but we collect magazines and instead of hiding them in cupboards, we often stack them in a bookshelf or on a side table. If they are on display, you are more likely to go back to a magazine and discover new things in the pages that you may have missed or forgotten.

Home decoration is all about the things you do; the colors you choose, the furniture you love and the accents you choose to complete your space with that perfect look you've been waiting for. Decorating is also about the things you don't do (or, more generally, that you do and then undo). An editorial eye is one that is always looking for things to go because they don't fit or because it's just too much of a good thing. Practice your editorial eye long enough, and you'll find yourself running into the same missteps over and over, and not just in your work, but in just about every room you walk into. That's a good thing, because knowing what not to do can be just as helpful (sometimes more) as having a firm grasp on what to do. And just in case your eye isn't that trained, here are a few things to keep an eye out for the next time you take stock of your decor. And you'd be surprised how often you see them, even in professionally decorated rooms.

Do not choose a small rug
Do you use a rug that is too small? Stamp-sized rugs are one of the most common decorating mistakes. All furniture should sit on the carpet. If this is not possible, the front legs of sturdier pieces can stand on the rug and the back two cannot. All four legs of smaller pieces should be on the carpet.

Don't choose the paint color first
Never choose the paint color first. Paint is available in thousands of colors and can be easily changed. Pick your most expensive pieces first and then decorate them.

Do not hang the chandelier too high
Hanging chandeliers too high is problematic. You want to illuminate the room, not the ceiling. By mounting the chandeliers too high, you limit the spread of the light. Limiting the spread of light will make your room appear darker.

Don't hang artwork too high
People tend to hang art closer to the ceiling than they should. Artwork should be hung at approximately eye level. This varies from person to person, so use your judgment. But it is better to make the mistake on the side of lower rather than higher.

Do not choose short curtains or curtains
Curtains and drapes should skim the floor. It's fine if they are taller and pee a little, but they should never be shorter. Curtains that are too short have the same effect as trousers that are too short: they make the wall look clipped and shorter than it is.

Don't use too many throw pillows
Throw throw pillows make great decorative accents, but don't use so many that you have to move them all off the couch, chair, or bed before sitting or lying down . Just because it's displayed that way in a store doesn't mean the look should be repeated in your home.

Do not use small accent pillows
The decorative pillows you use should relate to the furniture items you have selected. A small cushion on a large chair looks bitsy and lost.

Don't make themed rooms
Although they can be fun to decorate, they tend to make people sick easily. Themed rooms quickly become old and outdated. Then you have to spend more money replacing items you no longer want. Instead, try adding elements of the theme you like to a regular room. For example, if you like jungle themes, throw in some animal prints like zebra print throw pillows or an ottoman.

Don't choose style over comfort
There are many exceptional looking items that look great but are not comfortable to sit in. Always think about how you will use the piece before purchasing it.

Don't push all the furniture against the walls
Sometimes the size of the room can make this difficult, but try pulling furniture away from the walls to create more intimate conversation areas. This is especially important in living rooms and family rooms. Some people are hesitant to show the back of furniture pieces, but when they're done there's absolutely no reason why it should be.

Don't rely on overhead lighting
While overhead lighting is a good thing to have, it doesn't provide enough illumination and isn't particularly flattering. It's better to have a combination of overhead, mood, and task lighting. Use table lamps, floor lamps, sconces - whatever you want. Just make sure you use a mix. It brings in more light and makes the room and everyone look better.