Whether you are a start-up interior designer, a studying architect or a person just passionate to design their own home. This article will help you get some basics cleared through three basic rules of interior designing that never fail. These rules are absolute gold standards, so read them before you think that rules are simply meant to be broken.

The 3/3 vertical rule – If nature was to be looked into one frame you would see the darkest colours are towards the ground (grasses, stones and mud), medium tones in the middle (trees, plants) and light tones at the top (skies). The rule entails that for an elegant interior one must follow the same. The darkest shade on the bottom, a medium shade in the middle, and the lightest shade on top. This can be a helpful place to start for those trying to form a colour palette. It can work with both colourful hues and monochromatic shades.

The 10-30-60 rule – Once the shades that will colour your home have been decided, you need to choose the role each will play. This is where the 10-30-60 rule becomes relevant. With this rule, you’ll end up choosing a dominant shade, a secondary shade, and an accent color.

As the name of this rule suggests, your dominant shade will cover about 60% of the room. Since it plays such a large role in your design, you may want this to be your most neutral choice. The dominant shade is a good choice for things like your wall color and floor coverings. Then, your secondary shade can be a bit bolder and is usually fit for furniture. Finally, your accent color is your boldest choice and can be found in accessories.

The rule of threes – Always group your accessories in threes or in odd numbers. Odd-numbered groupings create more visual interest than even numbered groupings. In particular, three seems to be the ideal number for a grouping as opposed to one, five, or even seven because the former might feel too simple while the latter two run the risk of appearing overly cluttered.