Project Description


Acting as the foundation, space plays an essential role in interior design. While building an interior design plan, a designer must pay special attention to the dimensions and utilities involved with forming a space.

Space is divided into two basic types: two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Two-dimensional space covers the floor and involves only the length and width. Three-dimensional space, which includes height in addition to length and width, forms the living space.

Positive spaces are filled with furniture and décor items whereas negative spaces are empty. A balance between the two must be achieved to form an equilibrium interior design plan.

Quick Reference

To design a space properly, a designer must consider two major factors:

  • The Intent for the Space: Consider how much of the space you want to relate to human scale; large areas requiring a more comfortable feel could integrate drop ceilings or artwork to reduce the feeling of loftiness; smaller areas could appear bigger by using certain paint colours and mirrors.
  • The Shape of the Room: From long corridors to large, open areas, floor plans must be created that consider the distance objects will play from inhabitants of the space.