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The element of pattern works in conjunction with color. It is used in interior design to add life and interest to the furnishings in a room. It works like texture to provide interest to surfaces. Patterns are created by using repetitive designs in fabrics, rugs, paint techniques and wallpaper. Just think how dull a room would be without pattern!

6. Line

When discussing line as it applies to interior design, we mean the lines created by the furnishings and architecture of a room. Line sets form and shape. Line is responsible for harmony, contrast and unity in interior design. This element signifies movement and guides the eye throughout a room. Line encompasses both curved and straight planes.

The dynamic nature of diagonal lines creates drama and movement in room with a staircase or modern fabric patterns. Curved lines are found in furniture, windows and arched doorways. Feminine curves serve to unite and soften horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines in design.

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