Next up is Gina, my friend and talented interior designer from Georgia. I love interior design, so it's lots of fun to have someone else to geek out over it with. Take it away Gina...
Rachel’s study in line has been so fun. She is such a talented designer, and her desire to challenge herself is so inspiring. I’m glad she has invited us along on the journey! Today, she has asked me to introduce you to how line is used in interior design. Thanks, Rachel! It has been really useful to go back to the basics and review how line is used and effects a space.
Line exists in every room, though its use may be ineffective or unintentional. There are three types of lines that are present in interior design: Straight (horizontal & vertical), Angular (diagonal & zig zag), and Curved. Lines are a useful tool in interior design to lead the eye around a room or to a desired focal point. While many types of lines may exist in a room, a designer will often emphasize the use of a certain line for a desired psychological effect.
In general, those effects break down like the following:
Horizontal lines feel solid and secure, as they are no longer effected by earth’s gravity. They give a weighty and restful feeling, though used in excess can become stagnant and boring. You might observe that they are used in structures like banks or government buildings to convey stability, trust and confidence.