Decorative arts - How to combine them in interior decoration

Decorating involves creativity, perception of the environment and experimentation with objects, taking them out of their common places and uses to give them new perspectives. But how to coordinate different arts in the same space? And how to know if the combination is harmonic?

The more we delve into decorative arts , the more we understand that it's not just about acquiring objects and organizing them in a space. These are pieces that materialize what we are; that show beliefs and cultures that are part of us; that talk about stories and refer to aesthetics, as well as our perspective of beauty (external and in essence).

The composition of decorative arts in a single piece of furniture makes it the emphasis of the environment.

However, we know that outlining some parameters, such as the basic principles of interior design , can facilitate the process of combining them in the environment . Especially when there is a purpose for the ambience, such as creating a meditative space that inspires elegance and warmth.

Before starting to arrange the pieces, it is essential to identify elements that create unity between them and the interior of the house - be it the style, the design , the color chart or simply what they represent to you.

It is also necessary to designate a focal point in the space, which can be either distinctive furniture that gives the pieces notoriety or a unique decorative art that stands out and highlights the others.

The coordination of different arts characterizes an asymmetrical balance in the decoration.

When defining the place of emphasis , it is necessary to establish a visual balance in the disposition of the decorative arts ; that it can be symmetrical , with uniformly distributed objects considering shapes and colors; asymmetrical , with the unpretentious coordination of dissimilar pieces; and radial , when elements are aligned around a central artwork.

Then, the scale and proportion of the objects are analysed, which are crucial to achieving a harmonious appearance, especially if the decorative arts are supported by a piece of furniture , as they need to have equivalent dimensions.

In this process, it is interesting to define the rhythm of the decoration , which highlights the way we see it as a whole. It can be determined by repetition , through elements with the same material or color chart; by progression , through similar pieces but with different sizes, colors or textures, which gradually increase or decrease; by transition , with the subtle passage from one object to another, without causing an impact; or by contrast , through arts with opposing characteristics.

The repetition of materials is a technique that can help to merge decorative arts.

Details are also extremely important to bring the essence you want to the environment . Inserting aromas with incense , lighting the environment with candles or including the colors of stones and crystals together with decorative objects , for example, will make the house cozy and with more personality.

However, it is necessary to be aware that there are no rules in decoration and that these principles only work as guidelines to help us combine decorative arts and create the space we have always dreamed of.

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