In home planning and interior designing, it is extremely important to keep in mind continually the idea of the home as a setting for a happy family life. A home-like effect is one of the rarest qualities of a house can possess and depends entirely upon the basic idea of enjoying living in a utilized properly while designing and furnishing its interiors. When we choose objects and design our homes by using them, we are using them, we are doing two things. In the first instance, we gratify some need to desire and secondly, we are through the qualities possessed by these objects, unconsciously stating our personality to everyone with the power and insight to interpret the meaning behind our choice.
As we surround ourselves with beauty, art actually becomes a part of our life and personality. Few people are born with the range gift of good taste. However, it is possible for others to develop and acquire good taste in art and designing by applying the principles of beauty deliberately. Through constant effort and practice, a person can easily display good taste in all his creations unconsciously. For any decoration to be successful, it is necessary to understand what constitutes a good design. The entire purpose of spending the scarce resources like time, effort and money on decoration is to make It attractive and pleasing to the eye.
A complete knowledge on the various fundamental elements of art and design would help a person to create and arrange objects in an aesthetic manner. To create beautiful objects consistently, one need to follow certain guidelines in selecting and arranging art elements. These guidelines, otherwise known as the principles of art and common to all forms of art like painting, sculpture, architecture, handicrafts etc. These principles are not only the formulae for creating but also help in judging whether an object is aesthetically good or poor. Man has a strong urge to express his creative and aesthetic instincts in visual form.Since his home is the centre of all activities, and his way of life and thoughts spring from within this protective shelter, man from the earliest times appears to have begun at first to paint and draw simple pictures on the wall and floors of his dwellings.
The inherent instinct for decoration, therefore, seems to have closely bound up with the structure of the home or other objects he produced or came into contact with, in all forms and shapes. Thus, at first particular architecture of the age seems to have lent the form, the place and the basic material for the artistic creations of man to find fulfillment. Within each structure, he then gave of his fullest to supply the objects of his needs through his special mental and physical abilities and his particular sensibilities. His home, his place of worship, his implements, the receptacles for his food and drink and ritualistic offerings, his apparel and all other commodities of utility and dedication were thus fashioned according to his way of life.