When you are presenting your home for sale you need to be aware of the elements of interior , one of these elements is ‘Lines’. Lines are generally created by the shapes and objects, but can also be created by negative space.
You need to be aware of your use of lines as they are a very important factor in creating a mood and/or feeling in a room.
The purpose of lines in a room is: to create a feeling of movement of the eyes; give a sense of direction; drawing the attention of the viewer (in our case a buyer) to certain areas or things; divide a space or room; or communicate a feeling.
Straight lines are the most dominant, curved will soften a space. How you emphasise the direction of a line will create different effects and give a different feeling to a room.
Effects of Lines
Vertical lines draw the eye upwards, creating a more formal atmosphere and can suggest a feeling of strength, dignity and height.
You will often see vertical lines being empahsised in bookshelves, wall cabinets, vertical blinds and curtains and in exterior architecture.