Geometry’s Role in Interior Decoration!
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Geometry and interior decoration may sound two different issues, but where the total effect is concerned, these two issues are highly interrelated. Geometry is the science of shape and interior designing is all about synchronizing patterns and shapes in an aesthetic style. Geometry in interior decoration plays a vital role that makes décor plan more relevant, useful, and highly ergonomic.
As stated in ‘Webster’s New World College Dictionary’,“Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, planes and figures, and examines their properties, measurement, and mutual relations in space.” Geometrical shapes are one of the premium basics that are being taught to kids when they grow up. Basically, all designs are the creation of geometry combined with materials supported by aesthetics. Geometry in interior decoration is a fun-packed applied method to experiment with geometric patterns and the creative aesthetics for creating a highly innovative interior.
Geometry, which is called the science of shapes, plays a pivotal role in planning interiors and interior decorations. For instance, the essence of geometry was really felt when the paint work at my house was done. The patterns on the textured wall had created with some visually appealing geometric patterns. The initial start for the patterned wallpaper would not happen properly without the skillful use of geometry. Geometry thus helps us to create bright and modern interiors imposing balance and harmony in the rooms by adding a fresh and interesting touch to your home’s interior decoration layout. Harmony is a universal creed: not only it is needed in maintaining relationships but in creating an aesthetic and functional interior too, and one can achieve it rightly by synchronizing geometry in space designing, should be linked with utility.
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Interior decoration has several aspects that need to be considered while picking and placing objects. While the look of the object is crucial to the overall aesthetic effect of the room, related factors like size, shape, and proportion are equally important. The geometry of an object helps to figure out the right placement and the size adjustment of the subjects in the decor layout. As stated by ‘Kabul Tarihi’ (Published in Geometrical Forms, Model and Space Concept in Interior Architecture Education) “Interior Architecture is formed by mass, and spaces gain their characteristics through functionality, utility, and attractiveness added by the geometrical forms.”
Designers today are experimenting with different shapes combining them as well as arranging them in different permutations and combinations to create new and unique décor plan. While, introducing geometric variation, it is highly possible to add forms and unique layers to the room. If geometry is applied successfully to room décor, it can elevate the room’s ambiance from being flat and ordinary to multilayered yet simple and stylish. In order to pick the right furniture for your room, designers have to work on the geometric properties of the objects including room’s space. Ignoring geometry while planning room’s decor may result in incoherent and unsynchronized room interior.
Importance of Geometry in Interior Decoration
Here’s why geometry is important while decorating interiors:
01. Breaking the Monotony
A Rooms may look dull and boring if everything in the room is of the same size and of symmetrical shape. Geometrical designs are therefore highly in demand and it is earning popularity gradually. Coherent but asymmetric geometric patterns can add a different vibe to a room’s decor and can really add style and elegance to the interior designing. Imagine a room with all its furniture being rectangular in shape. It would just not make sense. You need stuff that has different shapes but there is a common symmetry for coordinating with each other.
Geometrical designs can be introduced everywhere. You can have different patterns and shapes on your wallpapers and bedsheets. You can have different hexagons and pentagon-shaped shelves and stools. You may even add differently shaped lights to the room. There could be triangle lights, bulbs, tubes and even different types of lamps. You can even add geometric patterns and designs to your carpets and cushions. There are lots of scopes when it is about adding diverse shapes and patterns for creating a total effect. All objects come in mix and match variety and it becomes easy to blend them in various ways to create a final look that everyone will admire and enjoy.
02. Visual Interest
Having geometrically varying objects around is highly appealing to the eye. By playing with geometry as well as by arranging simple elements here and there, you can really captivate viewers’ focus.
Different shapes go well together if the correct sizes are coordinated. A room has its own well-defined area and shape. The room décor elements including furniture must be in harmony with forms and room’s language. Moreover, to maximize the utility, efficiency, and beauty of the room, you need to create spaces that have distinct characteristics. For instance, in a living room, if you have a rectangle sofa, go for the square or triangle shaped cushions: maybe you can add pentagonal shelves or even an elliptical vase. You can devote a whole wall to differently sized rectangular shelves. You may introduce whatever seems right.
Nowadays, designers are preforming with aggressively creative approach for achieving the décor plans. Very often they try their best to utilize shape of the objects they are working with for making a synchronized effect in room decor. There are endless combinations you can experiment with to make the room’s decor pretty and eye catching.
03. Creating New Designs
Modern designers come up with new ways of presenting pre-existing things. In order to modify existing essential items, they prefer to introduce geometric variation. You may observe that traditional rectangle tables are no longer the only available option. There are plenty of differently shaped tables that look as pretty as the old rectangle type. Some people prefer to replace one shape for another while others try to combine the two. Without the knowledge of geometrical coherence, it would be hard to combine them in a feasible manner. Creating new designs is a real life fun and a quirky mission. By simply changing the shape, a whole room may look new and fresh. Moreover, a combination of different shapes further helps in progressing the process of the creation of new designs.
Geometric designs get fit in all types of rooms and settings. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated, rustic, minimalistic or vintage setting, there is some way to introduce different geometrical shapes and figures in the look. It is easy to blend different style of products and retain the original shape without compromising the desired look. Different shapes should be mingled in every room’s décor and in the total effect so that the shapes become adaptable to their surroundings.
It seems to be very simple to place an object in a room and blend it with the total look of the room, but in reality, it is not that simple! Introducing shapes and patterns at random might not enhance the productivity of a product but it surely adds to the room’s aesthetic appeal and makes it look charming and inviting.
The ultimate goal of introducing geometric elements in a room is to ensure that the room looks balanced. There must be an uninterrupted harmony between the dimensions of the room and individual dimensions of the furniture. The geometric outlines are helpful in maintaining the ratio and proportions in the room decor. It is crucial to consider the individual elements to make sure that the overall look of the room is in harmony and synchronized.
According to Le Corbusier (Published in Geometrical Forms, Model and Space Concept in Interior Architecture Education), “anything was beautiful if it met the needs” and there were only two ways to attain beauty:
- Proportional Geometry
- Mutual relation between Form and Function
You do not want to introduce too much or too little and lose out on the impact. Without considering the shape, space, and proportions of a room if you keep on adding things, there is high chance that you will make the room suffocated and crowded. Hence, you mustn’t ignore this aspect.
In a nutshell, applying geometry in interior decoration is a fun and a creative way to introduce variety as well as it creates the scope to experiment with looks in a simple and minimalistic way. Geometric designs and patterns work well on almost all products. Geometric element sets a wonderful tone to the room.
Geometry is the key concern right from determining the space i.e. length, width, and size of the room to the shape and dimensions of the objects. It is very important to consider the geometric proportions of the room in order to retain the balance between the space and the decor.
Ignoring the geometric aspects can be disastrous as there is high chance that it will land you in “don’t do with situations” where you might end up getting rid of things you thought would look nice. Therefore, it is wise to be thoughtful and creative both at the same time for blending geometry and room decor layout together.
Ankur Chowdhury – Ankur Chowdhury is an avid writer and an Aerospace Engineer with immense interest in home decoration.