Interior Design Teacher Resources
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Interior Design and Housing Makeover Project
Students are introduced to the elements of interior design. Using the these elements, they redesign an interior space and use proper colors. They summarize the elements of design and create color schemes for the interior and exterior of a house.
Careers In Interior Design
Students investigate the career of interior design and how to become one with all the benefits of job satisfaction and a decent salary. They follow course guidelines and develop the skills of an interior designer in order to begin competing in the job market.
Interior Design: Designing My Dream Room
Middle schoolers examine interior design as a profession. They integrate their research with math, writing, vocational education, and computer skills to create, and design their own dream bedroom.
Interior Design Project
Young scholars utilize the elements and principles of design to arrange and decorate rooms, calculating the cost of fabric, wallpaper, paint, and carpet. They evaluate the floor plans in their role-play as interior designers.
6-8 Interior Design: Designing My Dream Room
Students analyze interior design as a profession. In this interior design lesson, students design their own dream bedroom and explore interior design as a profession. Students draw a scaled drawing using graph paper and appropriate measurements for the activity.
Students consider their interest in interior design and comment on popular trends. They explore reactions to prolific design ideas that become mundane by reading and discussing the article "Flash in the Can: Designs Soon Forgotten." They prepare notes on items in their own homes that they find unique, sentimental, historical, characteristic of a particular design, etc., and share with a partner.
Elements of Design
Students define basic design vocabulary. They examine fabrics and sort into similar piles, design a picture of a beautiful room and label each art element in the design. They read an article from an interior design magazine and summarize it.
Interior Design- Space Unit
Young scholars identify, explain and use the basic elements of design. They discover practical applications of space planning for interiors and determine identification of techniques to help achieve the desired space effect in a room.
Rhytym in Interior Design
Students demonstrate the use of rhythm in interior design. They create a sample page showing five different elements of rhythm as it is used in visual art. These elements include: repetition, gradation, transition, opposition, and radiation.
One-Point Perspective and Interior Design
Students use paper and pencil to experiment with horizon lines, vanishing points, convergence and orthogonal lines as they consider one-point perspective in visual art. They research artists who have demonstrated this perspective.
Interior Design - Space Unit
Young scholars review the elements of design with a focus on space. During a lecture, they complete a listening guide and ask any questions they might have. Individually, they are given paper to design the classroom in regards to placement of desks and tables. To end the lesson, they discuss the advantages and disadvantages to each design plan.
Interior Design Final Project
Students are introduced to the requirements for their final interior design project. In groups, they compare and contrast the characteristics of floor plans to the needs of families living in the houses. Individually, they design their own floor plan taking into consideration the needs of those who are going to live in it.
Interior Design Techniques in Black and White
Students create interior designs using white paper and black ink. In the process, they incorporate all four line techniques - horizontal, vertical, curved, and diagonal. While the designs do not need to be tangible representations of actual objects, the students should strive for creativity.
Interior Design: Form Vs. Shape
Students discover the difference between form and shape as it pertains to interior design. After identifying objects as either shapes or forms, they design their own shapes and give them form. Activities include creating shapes and forms with play dough and paper.
Students practice their interior design skills. In this interior design lesson plan, students create floor plans that feature elevation and furniture/interior plans.
Interior Design: Presentation Methods
Students practice lettering rules and picture mounting guidelines. They examine a presentation methods handout and follow along according to the overhead transparency. Students trace the seven lettering strokes and block letters. Students complete the lettering practice worksheet
Bedroom Redecoration Project
In this bedroom redecoration project, your young mathematicians become interior designers. They plan, draw, and determine finances for the project. They apply their knowledge of working with decimals, geometric shapes, and problem solving skills as they choose paint, flooring and furniture for the project.
Students consider how other countries and cultures influence furniture and home furnishings. They create a design plan for a particular room using the influences of a particular country.
Originally designed for adults learning English in Vietnam, this plan can easily be used with your middle and high school ELD classrooms with little adaptation needed! Although the article "Shed Style" is not attached, learners will still benefit from the section on vocabulary development, and they're sure to love creating their own shed space. An example shed space is shown on the final pages.
Home and Family Living
Learners explore home making by completing home building activities. In this interior design instructional activity, students identify the many elements required to build, furnish and design a house. Learners complete vocabulary activities and answer study questions about home making based on assigned reading.