The principle of Rhythm essentially suggests a connected movement between different elements of interior design. This movement is essential to maintain a visual tempo between elements that have different visual weights. Elements repeated in an orderly fashion and the spaces between them create a sense of rhythm. 

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Rhythm can be achieved in any living space by following these three methods – 


Alternation and 


Repetition refers to the repeated use of the design elements like color, texture and pattern or any other physical attributes like home décor items in an orderly way. Alternation is the method of creating rhythm by alternating two or more elements in a pre-defined fashion like ABABAB or ABCABC and so on. In Progression, elements are arranged ascending or descending based or their size, color gradient or any other distinctive characteristic.


Details are like cherries on an ice cream, they might seem extra but without cherries the ice cream isn’t just complete! Be it the small embroideries on a pillow cover or the color within those embroidery patterns, every detail adds a little bit of life to the overall interior design, adding their own distinctive feature to the overall composition. Once you are sure that you have achieved all of the above mentioned principles, it’s time for details to take over and beautify the place further.

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Make sure in your budget you allow for time spent designing, and the in the application of , details. Details can take up the same amount of time as far as labour goes, to apply wood trim, for example, or plaster moulding,

Selecting the right accessories, art, trim, hardware or floral pieces can make a big, if subtle impact and so it’s important to understand all the layers from the beginning.