Syllabus for Junior Instructor(Interior Decoration and Designing) – Kerala PSC

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1.MODULE I: ELEMENTS OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Definition of interior design-Differentiate between interior design and interior
decoration, role of interior designer.
Elements of interior design –point – line- curved line and straight line –
horizontal, vertical and diagonal – plane- base plane, wall plane, overhead
plane- Form- geometric and natural-shape – square, rectangle, triangle,
circle-their role in visual perception.
Colour- Definition, Qualities- hue, value and intensity; Tint and shade;
Classification of colours on the colour wheel- primary, secondary and tertiary
colours; Warm and cool colours, light, dark and dull colours; Colour schemes Related colour scheme- Monochromatic and analogous colour schemes;
Contrasting colour scheme- complementary, double complementary, split
complementary; triad; Psychological effect of colours.
Texture- Definition, tactile and visual textures, explanation of rough and
smooth textures- their role in visual perception.

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2.MODULE II: LIGHTING IN INTERIORS
Light-Introduction of natural and artificial light – importance of artificial
lighting- different types of artificial lighting-general, task and accent.
Different types of lighting arrangements – Direct lighting- Angular lighting Down lighting- Eyeball fitting-Track lighting -Shade lighting; Indirect lighting –
cove lighting – valance lighting – cornice lighting.
Types of lamps – Incandescent, Tungsten halogen, Florescent, Mercury,
Sodium vapour, LED.
Lighting for different spaces – living room, dining, bed, kids’ room, bathroom,
kitchen, study, corridor, stair, cafeteria, restaurant, entrance hall/lobby of
hotel, etc.

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3.MODULE III: PRINCIPLES OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Principles- Balance-symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial- Proportion –Scale –
Harmony (unity)-Contrast-Rhythm-Emphasis.
Practical applications – role of form, colour, texture and light in creating
balance, harmony, contrast, rhythm, etc.
Proportioning Systems- Golden section-Orders- Modulor-Ken-Anthropometric
proportions.

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4.MODULE IV: ARCHITECTURAL SPACE
Definition of space, interior space, exterior space, transitional space;
Characteristics of interior space-Quantity and Quality;
Space modulation- definition, structural alteration – removing or adding
walls, ceiling, windows, doors; qualitative alteration – expanding and
lessening space using colour, texture, pattern, mirror, furnishings.
Psychological effect of interior space-people’s response to specific spatial
factors like size,
shape, color, illumination, windows, space organization and furnishings.

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5.MODULE V: ENCLOSING AND TRANSITIONAL ELEMENTS
Enclosing elements: Wall, Ceiling, Floor- their functions, forms and role in
visual perception.
Transition elements: Doors, windows, stairs and corridor.
Doors: Framed and paneled door, Glazed door, Flush door, Louvre door, Wire
gauged door,
Revolving, Sliding (Aluminium), Swing door.
Windows: Casement window, Sliding window, Sash window, Louvre window,
Bay window, Corner window, Dormer window, Gable window, Sky light
window.
Stairs: Requirement and placement of good Staircase- Basic terminology of
R.C.C. Stair – Types of stairs-Straight, Quarter turn, Half turn (Dog legged),
Three quarter turn, Bifurcated, Open newel, Geometrical, Circular, Spiral.

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6.MODULE VI: FURNITURE IN INTERIORS
Role of furniture in interior design-furniture styles-ancient Egypt Mesopotamia-Greece-Etruscan -Rome-Byzantium- Mediaeval-Romanesque Gothic-quattrocento-cinquecento – Baroque -Set tocento-Neo classical Directoire-Rococo-empire-Art nouveau-Tudor(Elizabethan era)
Classification according to materials used, Functional classification.
Importance of anthropometric and ergonomics – ergonomic factors of
furniture design-chair-table-work stations; Fitted furniture- its characteristics
and application -design of work counters and work stations- Modular
furniture.
Barrier free design -special needs for persons with disabilities in interior
design.

7.MODULE-VII: MATERIALS FOR INTERIORS
Finishing materials- for walls, floor and ceiling – criteria of selection,
functional and aesthetic criteria, method of application.
Finishing materials for walls – wood paneling, vinyl, stone, marble, plaster,
cladding, paint, texturing, ceramic tiles, wall paper, plastic laminates.
Finishing materials for floors- Hard flooring – wood, stone, tile and resilient
flooring; Soft flooring – carpets and rugs – carpet installation.
Finishing materials for ceiling- acoustic tiles, wood, plaster of Paris,
thermocole.
Role of fabric in interiors – Fabrics for Wall, Floor, Ceiling, Furniture,
Openings.
8.MODULE-VIII: CURTAINS, BLINDS AND INDOOR PLANTS
Curtains and drapes – function-terminology-materials- different types Grommet Curtains (Eyelet), Sheer Curtains, Rod Pocket
Curtains, Tab Top Curtains, Pelmets and Valances,
Window Scarf, Cafe Curtains, Pleated Drapes- Pinch Pleat Drapes,
Goblet Pleat Drapes, Pencil Pleat Drapes, Cartridge Pleat
Drapes, Tuxedo Pleat Drapes, Box Pleat Drapes.
Blinds – roller blinds, Roman blinds, pull-up (balloon) blinds, festoon or
Austrian blinds, match stick or pinoleum blinds, bamboo blinds,
venetian blinds, vertical louvre blinds.
Role of plants in interior landscaping- Functions of indoor plants, the ideal
indoor plant, Ideal conditions for an indoor plant, Selection of plants for
various interiors.

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