Interior Design Principles That Every Homeowner Needs To Know

For both current and new homeowners, knowing a thing or two about interior design can help you create a cohesive and homey space. This can greatly help you with your DIY projects, redesigning, and decorating your home.

Don’t be intimidated by the term; basic interior design is easy to understand. Here are some principles you need to know.


Balance is responsible for the flow of objects within the space. This often goes together with other principles, including contrast, harmony, emphasis, and rhythm. A good balance is created through shapes, colors, patterns, and textures.

Under balance, there are three types:

  1. Symmetrical balance

  2. Asymmetrical balance

  3. Radial balance


When it comes to using colors, form, and space, you need to have great contrast. This means that objects with different characteristics complement well with each other to create a visual impact and a personalized homey feel.

As mentioned, there are three ways to play with contrast:

  1. Color

  2. Form

  3. Space


Harmony is playing with the color wheel to make the space and objects of different contrast go together. This keeps the space uniform, even with a wide array of colors present at home. Most of all, this makes your home less boring, colorful, and playful.

To create harmony, color schemes are usually utilized in three ways:

  1. Analogous

  2. Monochromatic

  3. Complementary


Of course, you want your statement pieces to stand out whenever guests come over/ To do this, you have to create an emphasis on the item — a focal point where your eyes will naturally draw. This is also great for hiding unwanted areas or pieces of your home.

There are four kinds of emphasis in interior design:

  1. Emphatic

  2. Subordinate

  3. Dominant

  4. Subdominant


Once you accomplish other principles, you can make or break the rhythm. This allows you to make an uncluttered space without it feeling empty or awkward. This is one of the most important visual elements in redesigning and rearranging your interior.

There are three ways to make or break the rhythm in a certain space:

  1. Transition

  2. Repetition

  3. Progression

These principles are applicable in both small and big houses. You simply have to tweak a few things here and there. When personalizing the interior of your home in BellaVita, this handy guide will prove to be very helpful.

One of life’s necessities is having a home, but have you ever had a place you can call your own? Here in BellaVita, we will highlight to you the importance of one of our brand pillars, Sakto sa Bulsa, or in other words, affordability.

In a time of great uncertainty, a voice of knowledge and reassurance can make all the difference. "Stay home" has been the consistent mantra of the pandemic, and having a home you love where you can safely shelter in place feels more important than ever. Our mission in BellaVita, to provide a quality and affordable living experience to the Filipino people, remains true and the same especially during times like this. 

Having said that, we are focused on fulfilling our mission by offering a house and lot for as low as P450,000 with a 22-square meters floor area and an average lot area of 36 square meters. It only takes Php 3,500.00 out of your wallet or bank account to reserve a unit with BellaVita. Monthly amortization for as low as Php 1,887 or just about P60 per day, cheaper than branded coffee or milk teas. Spending on your own home is a better investment, don’t you think?

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