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Marmaroph Interior Design: Principles of Interior Design

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

What is Interior Design?

Marmaroph can’t conceive architecture without interior design, as we are always thinking in the experience overall, that has to include the interior and exterior of every single project. But you may be wondering what Interior design is? Well, there are many definitions to this question depending on the source but in Marmaroph, we match the definition of the New York School of Interior Design “Interior design is all about how we experience the spaces. it's a powerful essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play and even heal. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces beautiful public spaces that's interior design at work.” So, in other words, is how comfortable it's a space, whether if it’s your home, your school, your workplace, the mall, a hotel, or even a store. That follows and matches with one of our main purposes that is creating spaces that people never want to leave. Taking into account, that humans are now spending at least 80% of their time in indoor spaces.

What is Flexibility in Marmaroph Interior Design & Home Decor?

We're not just concerned about the interior design we are also concerned about creating flexible spaces that truly adapt to human lifestyle and needs. That is the reason why we decided to create a brand Marmaroph Interior design & Home decor. This Brand focuses on the overall interior design and also creates flexible furniture, unique accessories, lightning, and implements domotics. This is a service that we provide to every single project designed by Marmaroph and our clients can choose to use it or not.

Now we want to explain to you in more detail the topics we’ve mentioned above. We start with the Elements of Interior Design.


This element is perhaps the most important element of interior design because it's the basis to start the design, It's like the canvas to artwork or the foundation beneath a building. It refers, to the composition of a room itself, that includes all of the elements that compose it such as, windows, walls, ceilings, floor size, among others. Since we are working on a three-dimensional space we work with height, width, and length. This part is very important to have a balance, to make the spaces feel right not too busy and not too boring or empty, just the right combination to make it a very comfortable place and that's when we talk about positive and negative space.

· The positive space refers to the elements that are in this space such as furniture couches, accessories, plants, floor lamps, and all of the objects that compose a room.

· The negative space refers to the empty areas of a room.

The use of the negative and positive space depends on the needs and requirements of the functionality of that space depending on every client's needs. For example, some people for instance prefer minimalist designs and, in this example, will have far more negative space than positive space.

LINES Lines help to shape the room and also guide the eye, they give a sense of harmony contrast, and unity to space. This type of line can be horizontal, vertical, or dynamic. These lines come from the structure of a room like walls floors, beams, columns, and ceiling among others but also the elements that we put in a room such as a furniture and accessories like frames.

· Horizontal Lines: Most of the horizontal lines come from tables, beds, chairs, and surfaces. Depending on the design we want to achieve, for example, we highlight the horizontal lines to create a focal point and make spaces appear to be wider. They evoke secure and safe feelings.

· Vertical Lines: The vertical lines come from windows, walls, doors. closets among others. They “evoke feelings of freedom and strength”. When we accentuate these lines it often gives the is the illusion of taller space.

· Dynamic Lines: As the word suggests these are lines that create the feeling of movement and energy. They are curved, zig-zag, or diagonal lines. and this can be found in circular staircases or curved walls and ceilings.


Forms referred to the three-dimensional objects in space. We can create different forms by mixing other forms and creating new ones. Forms can be classified as geometric forms or natural forms. The first one refers to” hard lines and square edges, often looking man-made” while the second one refers to more organic forms found in nature.


Color is another very important part of interior design, as colors transmit and make people feel different emotions and have different moods. Now, try to remember what was the last space you were in and what colors did that space have? Did it make you feel calm or energetic, stressful or happy? For example, blue makes people feel calm, relaxed, trust. Yellow on the other hand it's very energetic and colorful bright. But colors not just only transmit emotions they also make the space feel different. As an example, if you use dark colors space will appear to be smaller as the light is absorbed by darker colors and on the other hand if you use lighter colors, space will appear to be bigger as the light reflects on the light surfaces.


Light is a very critical aspect of any space whether if it's natural light or artificial light. Light has the ability to change the mood of a person in an instant, so depending on what do you want to accomplish and needs of every project we design with the right type of light. We are really concerned about natural light and knowing important that every single space needs natural light. Having natural light makes people feel comfortable and healthy, doesn’t matter which space we are talking about (if you want to know more about the importance of natural light, go to our sustainable article). There are three types of lighting: Ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Also, light has different temperature and its important depending on the use of each space. For example. Offices and workstations need white light to see clearly and be productive and alert but on the other hand a bedroom needs warm color to be calmer and more relaxed. (if you want to know more about the importance of natural light and artificial light go to our lightning article)


All of the materials found in the universe have textures. Textures refer according to the interior design academy to “the tactile surface of an object or finish”. Mixing different type of textures gives a room a sense of depth and also evoke different emotions on people. Think about the last room that you were in, and you felt so comfortable, what textures felt like? remember the coach texture, your pillows, the floor, the rug, the blinds were those materials soft? Or were they coarse? Were they glossy or smooth?

There are two types of textures: the visual texture and the actual texture. The first one refers to what you think that texture looks like for example if you see a pillow that is made of fur, then you probably think that that is going to be soft and the second one, it's the actual texture when you touch it and you really feel what that texture is like.


Patterns give that special touch to that space; they make spaces unique and worth looking at. According to the launch Pad Academy “Patterns add interest and life to interior design and work along with colors. Patterns tell a story of their own and add the elements of continuity and smooth transition in a living space.”


Last but not least we've got furniture and accessories. These two elements are in the principles mentioned above, in patterns, textures, colors, and everything, but we wanted to make special emphasis, showing what is flexible furniture and some of the accessories that Macerie designs.

Flexible furniture is those things that you can move in the space, that can allow using the space with many uses. There are some of the spaces in our house, we use them in a very low percentage, for example, the living room we use about 30% of the entire year, it’s an empty space the other 70%. Now imagine, that you can use that space to have your meetings whenever you want to meet with your friends but when they're not there you can use that space as your personal office or workplace or imagine that the special place that you call your office, it's a really big one but you spend just the daytime there and at night you decided to move away all of the furniture and that space becomes your personal ballet studio.

All of the elements that have mentioned above are the principles for any interior design and this can be applied to a home to a commercial space or institutional space. We are trying to make all those spaces comfortable enough so that people never want to leave!

Well, that's all for now! But if you are interested and want to know more about some topics that we’ve mentioned above, you can read other articles that talk about them more deeply, so go ahead, we’ll love it if you learn more about architecture and well of course Marmaroph! If you have any questions or would like to buy or quote a project, don't be afraid and contact us, we are looking forward to knowing you and help you! Also, you can buy our products here.

We would love it if you take some of your precious time and leave us responses to the questions!

We keep investigating and learning more about our customers' and users' lifestyles, in order to design spaces that truly adapt to people. That is why we would like to know more about you!

  1. What kind of color instantly changes your mood and which one do you prefer?

  2. What kind of textures do you prefer in your bedroom, kitchen, office, or bathroom?

  3. What spaces do you like to be flexible in?

  4. What is your favorite space in your home?

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