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1 Introduction to Interior Design What is interior design?

2 Interior Design Creating a functional and beautiful living environment.

3 Is it beautiful? IndustrialTraditionalContemporary Country FrenchRococoAsian

4 Elements of Design Space Shape Line Texture Color

5 Space The area between objects in a room

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 Shape The solid form or structure of an object.

10 Line The outline of an object 2 points that are connected They give direction and divide space. Types Horizontal Vertical Diagonal Curved

11 Lines Vertical lines– feeling of power, dignity and masculinity, height

12 Lines Horizontal lines— sturdy, calm, restful

13 Lines Diagonal lines— create activity and motion

14 Lines Curved lines— soften objects

15 Curved Line Upward – lifts and inspires Horizontal – relaxed, denotes gentleness and femininity Downward – sadness and seriousness Small - playful

16 Texture The way an object feels and looks. May be rough, smooth, shiny, hard, soft, etc. Formal Smooth texture Informal Rough texture

17 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

18 Ribbed rough crinkled smooth soft bumpy satiny silky fluffy hard flat abrasive nubby shines plush fuzzy ridged spikey course gritty slick

19 Texture - Smooth Make colors appear lighter and brighter Generally considered more formal

20 Texture - Shiny Reflective Has more intense color

21 Texture - Rough Make color look darker and less intense Generally less formal

22 Color One of the most important tools in design Influences how people feel and the mood of the room

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