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Interior Design, Lesson 4

Main Core Tie

FCS Exploration
Strand 2 Standard 4

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability


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There are many different types of furnishings and accessories available for interior design. Choose furnishings and accessories based on color, line, pattern, texture, shape, and mood.


An overhead, an overhead marker, magazines to cut up, scissors, glue, paper

Background for Teachers

Furniture: definition--equipment that is large and serves a purpose in a room.

Examples: a bed, desk, bookshelf, chair, couch, dresser, and shelves

Accessories: definition--small decorating items; usually not essential, but can be useful.

Examples: frames, wallpaper, flowers/plants, lamps, carpet, drapes/curtains pillows, mirrors, pictures, a bedspread, rugs, souvenirs, an afghan, a vase, statues/figurines, a jewelry box, knick-knacks, momentos, and dishes

Fabric and wallpaper come in many colors, lines, patterns, textures, shapes, and moods. Choose wallpaper, bedspreads, pillows, carpet and drapes that fit the elements of design that you like best.

Student Prior Knowledge

Basic discussion of interior design and the importance of color.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will examine furniture and make a grouping of furnishings they like.

Instructional Procedures

1. Lecture/notes

2. Find and cut out a 3" square of wallpaper and/or fabric that you like. Describe the color scheme, line, texture, shape, pattern, and why you like it.

3. Cut and paste 5 examples of bedroom accessories.

4. Cut and paste 5 examples of bedroom furniture.

5. Cut and paste a magazine picture of a bedroom; label the furniture and accessories in another language.


Submitted by Valarie Shaw.

Created: 07/31/2002
Updated: 02/05/2018