Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Interior Design What is interior design?"— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Interior Design What is interior design?
Interior Design Creating a functional and beautiful living environment.
Is it beautiful? IndustrialTraditionalContemporary Country FrenchRococoAsian
Elements of Design Space Shape Line Texture Color
Space The area between objects in a room
To help a small area feel spacious Allow for large open areas and empty space Use mirrors Use small prints, patterns, and textures Use light, cool colors
To help a small area feel spacious Allow as much floor to show as possible Place large pieces of furniture near walls Furniture should be up off the floor and not bulky
To make a large area feel intimate Place furniture perpendicular to walls Group furniture according to areas of activity Use large furniture that sits directly on the floor
Shape The solid form or structure of an object.
Line The outline of an object 2 points that are connected They give direction and divide space. Types Horizontal Vertical Diagonal Curved
Lines Vertical lines– feeling of power, dignity and masculinity, height
Lines Horizontal lines— sturdy, calm, restful
Lines Diagonal lines— create activity and motion
Lines Curved lines— soften objects
Curved Line Upward – lifts and inspires Horizontal – relaxed, denotes gentleness and femininity Downward – sadness and seriousness Small - playful
Texture The way an object feels and looks. May be rough, smooth, shiny, hard, soft, etc. Formal Smooth texture Informal Rough texture
Texture The surface quality of an object or item Tactile How the object feels to the touch Can feel the variation in the surface Visual An illusion - how the object appears to feel Applied using line, color, & shading