Ch 1: Interior Design Basics

About This Chapter

This chapter breaks down the basics of interior design. Professional instructors will guide you through simple to follow lessons focused on key aspects of the art of interior design and how they work together.

Interior Design Basics - Chapter Summary

This chapter centers around various core facets of interior design. You'll start by reviewing key considerations and tools of the art before examining different forms of interior design and what distinguishes them. At the end of the chapter you'll have the chance to double-check your understanding of the material with a practice quiz you can take as many times as you feel necessary. By the time you're through this chapter, you'll have strengthened your hold on:

  • The role of color and color scheme in interior design
  • Systems of color management
  • Using presentation boards
  • Comparing residential and commercial interior design
  • Employing bubble diagrams in architecture and interior design

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Interior Design Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is an Interior Designer?

1. What is an Interior Designer?

An interior designer plays an important role in the look and feel of residential and commercial spaces. In this lesson, we will learn about an interior designer's duties and requirements to become an interior designer.

Importance of Color in Design

2. Importance of Color in Design

Color is an aspect of design that we often take for granted, yet color affects us daily - from the clothes we wear to the car we drive and the products we purchase. This lesson will explore color and the importance of color in design.

What is a Color Scheme? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. What is a Color Scheme? - Definition, Types & Examples

Creating a masterpiece of art or design requires a proper knowledge of how to use colors. In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of a color scheme and look at some major examples.

Interior Design & Color Schemes

4. Interior Design & Color Schemes

Color schemes in interior design are used to create cohesion in a single space or building. Learn more about what factors are used to build a strong palette in design.

What is Color Management? - Tools & Systems

5. What is Color Management? - Tools & Systems

Green trees against a bright blue sky. When you take a photograph, you want it to look the same on your computer and in print, right? But how does this happen? In this lesson, we'll explore tools and systems used in color management.

Interior Design Presentation Boards

6. Interior Design Presentation Boards

When interior designers are working with their clients, they work together to make their customer's dreams a reality. These dreams are usually decided on with an interior design presentation board.

What is Residential Interior Design?

7. What is Residential Interior Design?

Interior design is a very important part of architecture. However, just as there are multiple kinds of buildings, there are multiple kinds of design. In this lesson, we'll talk about residential interior design and see how it is used to define interior spaces.

What is Commercial Interior Design?

8. What is Commercial Interior Design?

Commercial buildings are very different from homes or other residential structures and have different design needs. In this lesson, we'll talk about commercial interior design and see how this impacts the designer's job.

Bubble Diagrams in Architecture & Interior Design

9. Bubble Diagrams in Architecture & Interior Design

This lesson will help you understand what bubble diagram means in architecture and interior design. Why, when, and how bubble diagrams are used are explained, and you can test your understanding with brief quiz at the end.

Achromatic Color Scheme in Interior Design

10. Achromatic Color Scheme in Interior Design

Interior designers choose achromatic color schemes because they like the cleanliness and simplicity of using black, white, and gray. This lesson will examine different ways designers can use this color scheme in the rooms they are decorating.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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