Liking the image? its all because of proportions. Know what are ‘proportions’ and how to use them.

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Proportion is an understanding of the scale of specific design elements on a single object, these elements include size, shape, texture, and color. In interior design proportion can be the deciding factor in not only the room’s visual appeal, but also its functionality.

How to manage proportions in Interior Design?

1. Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a design concept used to create visually appealing proportions in art, architecture, and interior design. This ratio is a proportional design reference that is often found in nature.

The golden ratio of a room can refer to its proportions, which are height, width and length, which is often used to ensure not only visual balance but good acoustics, too. In theory, a room should be 1.6 times wider and 2.6 times longer than it is taller to achieve perfection… but of course, this is not always practical or possible.

2. Fibonacci Series

The Golden Ratio is a design concept based on using the Fibonacci sequence. It is one of the most famous formulas in mathematics. Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two numbers that precede it. So, the sequence goes: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so on. It’s been called “nature’s secret code,” and “nature’s universal rule.”

Therefore, it can be verified in several architectural works such as the Parthenon, in which the width and height of the facade follow the golden proportion; in the Egyptian Pyramids, in which each block is 1.618 times larger than the block on the level immediately above, and in some of them the inner chambers are 1,618 times as long as they are wide; and even at the Taj Mahal.

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3. Rule Of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is another way to look at the layout of a design. The rule of thirds is a technique of dividing a frame or in this case the view of a room into a even three-by-three grid, so that there are two horizontal lines and two vertical lines dissecting each other to create a frame. The rule of thirds can be an effective tool in creating or checking for balance in design. You can use the grid lines as a means to establish or edit your proportions and define the arrangement of a spatial composition, especially when thinking about views looking inside and out. The grid in your mobile camera screen uses this concept of proportions to give you a guideline to capture pictures with balanced proportions.

4. Repeat Proportions

To add more cohesion and harmony within the interior space, repeat the proportions of one item or object in another part of the room. Repetition is the repeated use of a particular design element or structure. An example of repetition is pictured above. Repetition is apparent in the wooden beams, in the lighting fixtures, and in the placement of the windows. You can also see it in the pattern of the runner on the floor.

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We have simplified the understanding of proportions which can be used for simple jobs.

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