Nov 26, 2014
11 basic design elements
FormSource: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home
1 Form Form is an important design element, especially in home interiors. Three-dimensional objects like these rounded vases provide depth and distinction. When grouped together in different colours, their shape is further enhanced.
Value, contrast and shapeSource: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home
2 Value Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour. Using similarly toned hues for the walls, ceiling and trim, coupled with a light floor finish, creates an airy feeling and a spacious effect, which is further emphasized by large fuss-free windows, glass accents and streamlined, neutral furniture choices. 3 Contrast Contrast primarily helps to break up the similarity of a space and draws the eye to a specific area. 4 Shape Shape plays a significant role in furniture selection, placement and space planning. Here, the round dining table perfectly complements not only the size and shape of the square room but also the curved dining chairs with which it is paired.
Focal pointsSource: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home
5 Focal points Focal points are created by contrasting colour, shape, scale or positioning. This piece of artwork dominates this area with its large size and bright palette, which stands out from the muted wall colour but still works with the existing scheme.