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Rhythm: Types of Rhythm in Interior Design

Rhythm is defined as, wait! Did your mind also go straight to music when we said rhythm? This is the most common apprehension of rhythm in people. However, there is a rhythm in interior design. Rhythm in interior design is defined as the recurrence, continuity and organized movement of patterns in the interiors. The repetition of colors, shapes, decor items, texture sets the stage for visual uniformity in the eyes of the viewers.

For instance, have you come across a wall on which there is a series of photos hung up in a pattern? The photo frames are of the same size and at an equal distance from each other? Now that forms a rhythm in the eyes of the viewers.

rhythm in interior design

Types of rhythm in interior design

The interior design of interiors cannot be completed without an appropriate rhythm in place. To explain this in more detail, we are going to discuss some of the types of rhythm in interior design:

1. Repetition 

Repetition as the name suggests is the repetition of shapes, colors, forms, forms and textures. Repetition in interior design helps in building uniformity and a sense of stability in the eyes of the viewers. This helps in creating a visual perception of the interiors at the best level.

For example, walking in a hallway with continuous floor lights is a classic example of repetition in interior design.

2. Gradation 

Gradation refers to the process of uniformly reducing or increasing the size, height or width of objects in the room. This facilitates the easy transition of the eye from one end of the space to another.

transition rhythm in interior design

Types of rhythm in interior design

3. Contrast 

As the name suggests, when one object or element in the interior is arranged in direct opposition to another. This drives the viewers to set their eyes back and forth between the two elements.

4. Transition 

The easy, smooth, continuous flow from one point to another point in the interior defined as transition leads to the formation of rhythm in interior design.

rhythm interior design

Rhythm in interior design

5. Radiation 

When several design elements are formed around a central axis, it creates what is called radiation. Radiation constitutes a unique style in the interiors. Apart from adding a sense of style, radiation allows creating a focal point in the interiors.

Rhythm in interior design is one of the five principles of interior design. The interior design of interiors is considered complete and successful only if all the principles of interior design are designed in the right place. JD Institute of Fashion Technology is an acclaimed design institute in South India offering BSc. in Interior Design – Singhania University – 3 Years. The course educates students with various fundamentals that inform the field of interior design and encourages critical, innovative, and creative thinking driving them to become better professionals.

Rhythm: Types of Rhythm in Interior Design