Interior design

We emphasize that our Interior design students draw upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. Our main concerns are with how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet the needs of a building's occupants. Designers plan interior spaces of almost every type of building, including offices, airport terminals, theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and private residences.

Good design can boost office productivity, increase sales, attract a more affluent clientele, provide a more relaxing hospital stay, or increase a building's market value.

Traditionally, most interior designers are focused on decorating-choosing a style and color palette and then selecting appropriate furniture, floor and window coverings, artwork, and lighting. However, an increasing number of designers are becoming involved in architectural detailing, such as crown molding and built-in bookshelves, and in planning layouts of buildings undergoing renovation, including helping to determine the location of windows, stairways, escalators, and walkways.

Interior designers deal with technical engineering issues and aesthetic design issues. Those who leave this field usually choose another area involving aesthetic design. Many become interior decorators, graphic designers, and computer graphics consultants. A notable few become architects. Few leave the arena of aesthetic decision-making altogether

Introduction to the subject and its importance
Objectives of Interior designing
Design – Definition, Importance, Requirements & Types Structural Design
Decorative Design
·  Designing interiors
- definition& importance
- Design themes: Types and Application
Personality of the home
·  Art Elements:
- Line: Types, characteristics & importance
- Form: Size & shape; characteristics
- Colour: Sources, qualities,
Emotional effects
Colour wheel & schemes
Application of colour in Interiors
- Texture: Types & significance
- Pattern: Types & effects
- Light: Importance, characteristics and application in interiors.
·  Principles of Design:
- Harmony: Definition, Effects and application
- Balance: Definition, Type and application
- Proportion: Definition, Importance and Scale relationship
- Rhythm: Definition, ways of achieving
- Emphasis: Definition and application

·  Basic Principles of space planning
- Orientation
- Aspect
- Prospect
- Privacy
- Grouping
- Roominess
- Flexibility
- Circulation
- Furniture arrangements
- Sanitation
- Practical consideration
·  Interior Background Materials:
Types, characteristics, use, care and maintenance of materials and
finishes used / suitable for interiors
- Walls
- Floor
- Ceiling
- Roof.
·  Services:
- Electricity: Basic Units of Measurement
Safety Features
Estimation of cost
Electrical Fitting
Fixtures for interiors
- Plumbing: Water supply sources
Pumping system
Fittings & Fixtures
Quality & Protection
Rain Water Harvesting
Waste Water disposal
- Sewerage: Importance,
Special considerations & precautions
- Fire Safety: Need & Provisions Protective devices & Protection