One of the most important things designers learn with time is to have a sense of proportion. This is one of those principles of design that with time becomes sort of a second nature to you and I might even say some becomes experts at manipulating it.
It refers to the relative size and scale of the various elements in a design. It's a matter of the relationship between the elements of a design composition. It is important to have a sense of proportion because all elements are connected, they should be proportionally related to one another and to the whole.
For example, in the project I'm working on right now I have to install a large chandelier and four around it. The size of the smaller ones have to be proportional to the big one and the big one has to be proportional to the space so it doesn't look overwhelming or too small that it dissapears in the space.
Every single part of our bodies is proportional to the other... our fingers to our hands, then to our arms and then to the whole body. Most designs are done in proportion to our body, the kitchen cabinets are proportionally dimensioned and so is the dining table and the height of the chairs... check it out by yourself and marvel at it!
Have a great Monday!
Good post, I see it far too often that people use things whose proportions seem to have no relation to their environment: pictures which are too small and hung up in awkward spaces, chandeliers which are far too small for the space and hung too high, and then on the other end of the scale the huge leather sofa which is clearly too big for the room it's in... I like playing with proportions and I tend to "go big if in doubt", but it all needs to work together... Oh, I hope I make sense. Have a lovely week xoReplyDelete
that necklace is exquisite!!ReplyDelete
so very lovely!!ReplyDelete
So true that proportions are very important. I really enjoyed this post, darling. Have a beautiful start to the week:) xoxoReplyDelete
Super post doll. I think it's all in the eye when your putting things together, though sometimes people have their eyes closed, haha :) I hope you have a great week ahead xxReplyDelete
Proportion is such an important part of all design--I still struggle with it in my own house :)ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
I enjoy these mini-lessons in design. Interior design is the next thing on my check list in this renovated house of mine.ReplyDelete
I would love to see the chandeliers you pick, btw.
This is such a great post. I really struggle with proportions because I'm so short but don't like to show a lot of skin, so everything just looks awkward on me. I need to rethink my wardrobe.ReplyDelete
love this post!!ReplyDelete
have a nice day!
Great pics! That necklace is lovely! Those colors are insane!ReplyDelete
Proportion is something I try to pay attention to when putting an outfit together- if you go voluminous on top, better keep the bottom fitted, etc.ReplyDelete
Something that is all too often overlooked. Great point!ReplyDelete
oh wow, that necklace is so gorgeous! and yup, proportion is important with pretty much everything. :DReplyDelete
Love your posts! Proportion is so important when designing anything...even for makeup.ReplyDelete
I definitely think about proportion a lot when it comes to decorating our apartment. The living room isn't wide enough for the kind of seating I want to have and there is a lot of wall space so I am constantly thinking about the furniture and decor that would look right with it!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
oh i would love to make the coasters in the first pic!ReplyDelete
good luck with the installation!ReplyDelete
gorgeous necklace too!ReplyDelete
Proportion is so important to good design!ReplyDelete