Elements of design

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Elements of design

  1. 1. Elements of Design Mrs. Jez Interior Design Clear Creek High School
  2. 2. Texture Appearance or feel of a surface  Soft-absorbs light, sense of comfort  Nubby rough materials convey ruggedness and stability, item appears larger  Smooth velvets suggest luxury  Shiny-reflects light, feeling of coolness
  3. 3. Pattern Created by use of line, form, space, light, & color
  4. 4. Line Direction of something  Types of lines  Vertical lines  Strength  Height  Dignity  Horizontal lines  Feeling of relaxation  Masculine  Too many can be overpowering
  5. 5. Line  Diagonal lines  Feeling of action  Too many can give a feeling of unrest  Curved lines  Graceful, feminine  Most common in nature  Too many can be tiresome
  6. 6. Form Shape of a solid object 3 dimensional form Creates visual weight Rectangular form is masculine Oval form is feminine
  7. 7. Space 3 dimensional area with which the designer works  Size of the room or area  Large open space give a feeling of freedom and luxury  Too much empty space can feel lonely and uncomfortable  Small space can feel crowded or secure
  8. 8. Space (continued)  Arrangement of objects in space  Can make a small space appear larger  Avoid patterns  Use plain, small pieces  Dual purpose pieces  Can make a large space appear smaller  Divide room into smaller sections
  9. 9. ColorLight The end………………..of the beginning!

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