Interior design

Interior design

Interior design, also called interior decoration, is the art of creating rooms and other indoor areas that are attractive, comfortable, and useful. Carpeting, draperies, furniture, lighting, paint, wall coverings, and many other items contribute to the creation of an interior. Interior decoration involves the careful selection of each item to suit the area's purpose and the overall mood desired.

Most people think of interior decoration in terms of decorating the rooms of a house or apartment. But professionals called interior designers also plan and create interiors for hotels and motels, hospitals, libraries, office buildings, post offices, schools, and stores. They also design the indoor areas of banks, churches, theaters, and transportation terminals. Professional designers plan the interiors of airplanes, automobiles, and ships.

In developing a design plan for an interior, the designer must determine all the activities that the area is used for. The designer must also consider who will use the area and what the overall mood will be. Each interior poses special problems. For example, a ship's dining room needs furnishings that will stay in place when the ship rolls. A kindergarten classroom should have furnishings that create a happy mood and withstand hard wear by children.

Many professional designers describe interior decoration as the art of creating an interior environment. Just as no one outdoor environment is suitable for all animals, no one interior environment is right for all people. Good interior design results in an attractive, comfortable area that satisfies the needs and desires of its users.

7. Complete the sentences below:

1. In developing a design plan for an interior the designer should consider...

2. ...can contribute to the creation of an interior.

3. Good interior design results in...

8. Put down one sentence telling what interior design is.

9. Read the texts below and find the answers to the questions in italic.

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