Basics of interior design
A successful room is functio nal
A successful room expresses a mood
A successful room exhibits a sense of harmony
A room must serve it’s intended function. No matter how beautifully you decorate a room, if your scheme can’ fulfill all the functions you require the room to perform, then then the room has failed. If a dining room is not convenient to eat in, then Fails.
Mood refers to the general look or feeling you want the room to express. The colour schemens, furniture, window treatments, floor treatments and lighting styles etc.
All the separate elements in a room must work together in harmony.all elements should feel appropriate and nothing should feel out of place. Every element should be harmonious in mood, scale, quality and color. The scale must also be harmonious, this means all elements should be the same scale as each other and the same scale of the room
itself. No huge chairs with small chairs etc. The quality also needs to be harmonious. If you are using expensive high quality furniture then don’t use them with cheap looking
curtains etc. And lastly the color schemes must be harmonious. The color schemes in your furniture must not clash with the color schemes in your rug etc.
Steps for designing room
ü Sketching a room
ü Drawing a floor plan
ü Furniture layout
ü Lighting plan.
Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including but not limited to:
Living elements such as flora or what is commonly referred to as Gardening, the art and Craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape
Natural elements such as landforms, terrain shape and elevation
Human elements such as structures, buildings,fences or other material objects created and installed by humans
Abstract elements such as the weather and lighting conditions.
Lanscaping is both science and art, and reqires good observation and design skills. A good landscaper understands the elements of nature and construction and blends them accordingly
Landscape design is similar to landscape architecture. Landscape design focuses more on the artistic merits of design, while landscape Architecture encompasses the artistic design as well as structural engineering.
Traditionally, landscape designers and architects have used pencil and paper o plot the position of plants and other landscape features.
Basic element of landscaping