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INTERIOR DESIGN 101

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INTERIOR DESIGN 101 Table of Contents

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Unity & Harmony Rhythm Emphasis Scale Balance

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Line Form Colour Pattern Texture

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Function

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Great style often flies in the face of established rules. Elusive, easy to recogn recognize ize and difficult to define,, true style is unconcerned with today’s hottest define ho ttest trend and while it cannot be faked, faked, iti t can certainly certai nly be nurt nurtured ured and helped along. Understanding the basic elements elements and principles of interior design will bring you one step closer to understanding how, and when, to break the rules in creating your own personal style statement. Interior Design is made up of five separate but equally crucial elements: line, form, colour, pattern and texture. These five elements, and how closely or loosely they interact with one another, make up a design’s overall composition. Composition, in turn, can be illustrated with seven basic design principles: unity, harmony, rhythm, emphasis, scale, scale, balance and most impor importantly, tantly, function. These principles are the tools designers use to create a successful design scheme; think of function as the overarching objective and the remaining principles the means for achieving this success.

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