“Proportion is the pleasing relationship between all parts of a design in relation to each other and the whole. Every time two or more objects are placed together, it forms part of a whole, and proportions are established, whether they are good or bad. An entire room must be visualised in order to evaluate the principles correctly. Each object in the room is dependent upon every other object to make a pleasing, well-balanced whole.”
“If all the principles of proportion, balance, emphasis and rhythm are applied so that there is a sense of beauty in the design, the resulting attribute will be of harmony and unity.
It is a concluding goal that we strive for when we select and arrange the various elements to form an orderly blend of lines, colour, texture and patterns for a particualr purpose. Of one that has failed to apply one of the principles of design, then the end result will lack harmony.”
Well there you have it – go forth and create, and watch this space for Part Two.