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Mastering Interior Design

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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2 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Interior Design Principles And Examples

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This class teaches the fundamental principles and aspects of interior design. Regardless of what type of home you have, there are some basic concepts that, when properly applied, can help your home be attractive yet functional. This class helps you learn these concepts so you can apply them to your present home and most any home you might move to in the future.

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Max Ji


I'm an artist, writer, and avid reader and tinkerer. I love to learn new things and teach others what I've learned, which brought me to Skillshare. My passions include home design and repair, martial arts, and writing and drawing. I'm also an IT specialist by trade and have great interest in computers, and science and technology in general. I live in the great state of Texas with my lovely wife. Hope you find my classes helpful.

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1. Introduction: In this class, you will learn the principles of interior design. Whether you live in a house, a condo or an apartment, you probably want the hours you spend at home to be pleasant and comfortable. You also want your home to look appealing when you have friends and visitors over interior design is about designing a home that meets all of those goals. Although each home is different, there are some basic concepts you can quickly master. Once you have learned these concepts, you can apply them to designing and decorating almost any home. This class will show you the main principles of interior design. We will start by covering some basic aspects of interior design. Next, we will cover the major concepts and interior design that apply to any room or space. Then we will describe some finishing details that are simple and inexpensive but can add style and distinctiveness to your home. Finally, we'll look at a few examples that illustrate the interior design principles we have learned . This class can help you by teaching you the basics of interior design. Many people who have just moved to a new home or you're looking at homes are unsure of how to arrange their furnishings and decorations in the most visually appealing and practical manner. You now have a chance to learn the fundamentals of interior design through this course this Consejo your time and money by avoiding having to hire an interior designer or searching for ideas online or in books and magazines. 2. Interior Design Principles And Examples: What you should realize about interior design is that it is an art form, just like painting, sculpting or drawing. Interior design is livable art that affects your everyday life. Like all art forms, it's creative and subject to the individual taste of the artist and the viewer. However, also, like other art forms, there are basic principles to be followed. One basic principle is that all parts contribute to the whole Thean vivid jewel. Parts of a sculpture are different from one another, but they all are part of the total work. Interior design is the same way. The main idea of interior design is to think of your home as a unified whole rather than a collection of rooms and hallways. This means to have a common theme throughout the home. The elements in the home don't have to be identical, but they should work with each other to form a single composition. Three ways to accomplish this are through color, light and period. You don't have to make every room the same color, but rather use different shades of the same color for different rooms or different colors that naturally complement each other, such as blue and yellow rather than colors that clash. Having a smooth color flow throughout your home can create a pleasing atmosphere. Another way is through light. If your home is bright and airy with many windows, you can emphasize this with light colored furniture and while coloring. Conversely, if your home is somewhat darker, you can use darker colors for your furnishings 1/3 ways with time periods. If you live in an older home with more classical trim and lay out, it would be appropriate to have furnishings consistent with that period rather than more modern furniture, which would be appropriate in the newer contemporary style home. Other important aspects of interior design are harmony and unity. Contrast and variety. Harmony means that different elements in the home go well together, while unity means that they form a unified theme. Thes are important when selecting furnishings, pains and other items in your home. At the same time, though, a little contrast and variety are important to add flavor and liveliness to your home. Add contrast in small places, such as a white vase next to a black stool or a soft pillow on a hard chair, while keeping overall harmony in the home variety is important. Otherwise your home looks still a splash of color here, or unusual painting on the wall there can add interest or a point of focus to a room. Focus is one of the major interior design concepts. Every room should have one or more focal points that draw the viewers attention. Ah, focal point must be dominant to attract attention and interesting enough to invite further viewing. A focal point must make an impression, but must also fit in with the overall theme. Typical examples of focal points are fireplace or a flat screen television. If a room doesn't have a focal point, you can create one with artwork pains or furnishings such as a bed. A focal point should be dominant but balanced so that it doesn't take up all the attention in the room. Another major concept is balance. Balance refers to the distribution of visual Wait in the room. Symmetrical balance is where identical objects are placed. On either side of an access asymmetrical balance is were objects that are dissimilar but have equal visual appeal are placed on either side of an access, such as a table on one side and a desk on the other. Radio symmetry is where all elements of a room are arranged around a center point. It is relatively uncommon, an interior design but can be interesting. Another major interior design concept is rhythm. Rhythm means the use of elements to create a pattern. Repetition is using the same element throughout a room or space. You conform your petition using pieces of furniture, paintings or even painted designs on the wall. Progression is using an element and systematically changing its size, color or other attributes. A Siris of blue dots on a wall with age dot a lighter shade of blue than the previous one would be a progression. Transition is a flow that nationally guides the viewer's eye from one place to another, such as a stairway or walkway. Details are the small touches in a home's interior that make a big difference in the overall design. Details are often overlooked, but actually you can produce a big effect with just simple changes, professional interior designer Blanche Garcia says. You can use anything to create an artistic effect in the room while paintings are popular, but you don't have to spend a lot old maps calendars, letters or even jewelry can become artwork. Throw pillows are inexpensive, and you can use different colors depending on the season. Area rugs at warm accent lighting could also add to a room's atmosphere. In the next slides wheel, look at some examples of interior designs and various implementations of the principles which we described earlier. We start with two classic examples of symmetric balance, a library in the church. Thes structures typically used this design since they strive for functionality and ease of use theatrics. ISS is formed by the center aisle and the balance by the rows of bookshelves in one case and church views in the other. You also see repetition that is formed by the bookshelves and the pews, as well as the marble columns in the church. The stained glass window and alter at the front of the church become focal points. Here are examples of asymmetric balance. In each case, the axis is formed by the table in the middle of the room. The sets of chairs on either side are dissimilar but have equal visual weight and appeal. There's also contrast and variety because the chairs are different styles and colors. The viewers. Attention is drawn to the middle of the room, with the plant in one picture in the low table and the other. These become focal points of the room also noticed the wall painting in the picture on the right. Here is another example of repetition with the repeating marble columns and the pattern on the floor. I also noticed the contrast between the lighter colored columns and the darker color tables in the background. In this picture we see, there is daylight streaming and through the windows, and the room has a lighter colored theme to match with the light colored floor, ceiling countertops and backsplash. The cabinets are darker in color to provide contrast the window, and the appliances tend to stand out because of their relative brightness. Here's another room with a light colored theme to match the day light from the window. The furniture is also lighter and color. To match the room. Take a moment to identify the focal points in this room. In this space, large plants are used as design elements. The plans and the open air together create an outdoor or greenhouse feeling. This room is an example of a period the It's an older home with a classic feel and layout. The furnishings and decor match the theme of the home. Also note the color scheme with the burgundy carpeting, tablecloth andrey Berries and the white wallpaper and shares. Here is an example of radial symmetry formed by the shape of the room, the design on the ceiling, the bar and the arrangement of the furniture. The general color theme of the room is bright red, with some contrast from the artwork on the walls and the front of the bar. We hope this class has helped you by introducing the main aspects and concepts of interior design. Remember to incorporate an overall theme for the design of your home, but also to include small areas of contrast and variety throughout. Also, remember that interior design is an art, and while there are basic principles, you can and should express your individuality and personal tastes when designing your home