101 drawing rules for non-professional interior designers – continued

As a part of our continuous effort to involve our readers more and more with the fundamentals and basic skills for professional interior designing, in this article we continue the 101 drawing rules of non-professional interior designers. To complete where we finished off let’s mark how things went the last time; we finished the 1/4 inch scale. The scale that is supposed to allow you have a mini graph for your room with the formula 1/4 inch = 12 inches or 1 foot. Then we agreed to have all tye furniture pieces measured to have a better idea of our room.

Measuring your furniture will not only give you the opportunity to visualise the whole room but to decide whether or not you want to replace or renew any piece of furniture in the room without the hazard of being too small or too big to the room. As you might be able to imagine how much this will cause a clutter in the room as well as blocking the flow of the room. Now comes a very important question; what other details can we implement in our graph? We do not want to start off our graph on false basis and then feel like “Ouch, my room has a window here!”, So what should we do?!

There are ways to implement more and more details to your graph that would mark different things in the room like a door or a window. The door is marked by a 45° angeled line and it is also drawn to imitate the direction in which it swings. Any architectural implementation that cannot be covered is referred to as well like air ducts or heating systems; they are mostly referred to by a bold line. A window is referred to by a double line on the scale. All these symbols can protect you from making an architectural disaster out of your graph.