The Overall Idea or Theme
In interior design, a design concept is an overall idea or theme that guides the design process for a space. It’s like a big-picture vision that helps the designer to create a cohesive and harmonious design that meets the client’s needs and preferences. It shows the client where the look and feel of the space are headed and helps them imagine what it would be like to be in that space.
What Inspires the Design Concept?
The concept is inspired by the client’s needs and personal style in conjunction with creative ideas by the designer. In a commercial setting, the interior designer will always consider the customer and staff’s needs and how they want to make those people feel in those spaces. A home can be inspired by a variety of sources, such as the client’s lifestyle, culture, and architectural features of the space itself.
Creating the Design Concept
Once the designer has identified the concept, they will use it to guide all the design decisions, such as the colour palette, furniture selection, lighting, and accessories. The concept ensures that all the elements work together to create a unified and aesthetically pleasing design. Colour and style are key here and the combination of both sets the tone for the mood.
Staying Focused on the Vision
It’s easy to become distracted during a design process and so the design concept is an important aspect of the design process, as it sets the tone for the project and helps the designer to stay focused on the client’s goals. It’s also a great tool for communication between the designer and the client, as it provides a clear visual representation of the design direction. When ideas arise during the project it’s easy to go back to the design concept and determine if it is in keeping with the original vision or is it taking you off track. The last thing you want is a design that is not cohesive.
Successful Design Projects
In short, the design concept is like a foundation for a successful interior design project, helping the designer to create a space that not only looks beautiful but also reflects the client’s personality and lifestyle.