Tammy, I.D.D.P, CAPS is a certified interior decorating specialist. She’s also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders. Tammy is the owner and award-winning designer for the Designer Chick Co., as well as the Past Director on the National Board for DDA (formerly CDECA).
Dream of earning an interior decorating certificate and launching a successful design career? Tammy Hart reveals why this Fall is the PERFECT time to turn this dream into a reality – and why QC Design School can help!
The Fresh Start Effect
As the summer comes to an end and the kiddos head back to school, there’s this scientific phenomenon called the “Fresh Start Effect” that starts to happen. As a result of this phenomenon, we experience a shift in our mindset. Suddenly, we’re motivated with the urge to hit the restart button and create new goals, challenges, and/or learning opportunities.
Why Fall is the PERFECT Time to Get Your Interior Decorating Certificate
Interior decorating clients start to refresh their homes in the autumn season. Typically, the reason for this is that they want to “warm up” their environment in preparation for the cooler weather ahead.
Similarly, as interior decorators, we can think of the fall season as an optimal opportunity for change. Personally, when I think of September, I see it in the same way many view the New Year: as a chance to switch gears by trying something new and exciting.
So, this upcoming fall, why not make the decision to finally pursue your dream career? Stop putting off your education goals!
The best place to start?
By registering for that interior decorating course you’ve been contemplating taking for so long now!
8 Reasons to Get an Interior Decorating Certification from QC Design School
QC Design School is a subsidiary of QC Career School – a company that’s specialized in distance learning since 1984. Year after year, QC Design School has held a solid A+ ranking with the Better Business Bureau.
Moreover, all of their training programs are 100% self-paced and online (although ample hands-on training is included). Their courses, certificates, and certifications are also all internationally-recognized.
Thus, when it comes to where you should be obtaining your interior decorating certificate, I can think of no better school to recommend than QC… And here are just 8 reasons why!
Reason #1: Technical Skills
QC Design School’s Interior Decorating Course teaches you how to create custom interiors from the ground up. This includes learning how to assess your clients’ needs. Additionally, you’ll master the ins and outs of design projects – such as creating accurate floorplans, wall treatments, furniture placement, and more.
Reason #2: Learn at Your Own Pace
QC’s online certificate and certification courses provide you with the exact same classroom-like education you’d get in a brick-and-mortar environment. The main difference? You’ll have the freedom to work on your studies from the comfort of your home!
Not to mention, you can go entirely at your own pace. Once you enroll, you’ll have 2 full years to complete your training. As a result, you’re given the opportunity to create a healthy work/life/school balance!
Reason #3: Earn Your Interior Decorating Certification From The Safety and Comfort of Home
As I touched upon above, QC Design School supports our students with the ability to study from wherever YOU are most comfortable! This is all thanks to QC’s fully online courses and virtual Student Support (available 7 days a week). Furthermore, you’re given the ability to network with fellow students in the online Virtual Classroom on Facebook, too.
Reason #4: Continuing Career Development
Your career success is important to you and to us! This is exactly why QC Design School offers a wide variety of certificate and certification courses geared to upgrade your skill-set.
Plus, once a QC student, always a QC student! Even after you graduate from your program, you’ll still have lifetime access to your profile in the Online Student Center. Likewise, you’ll always be able to look back on your course materials, see the assignments you submitted, and re-listen to your tutor’s audio feedback.
Plus, there will always be QC’s blog, The Focal Point, chalked full of excellent career advice and design tips to aid in your continued success! Oh, and did I mention that once you enroll with QC Design School, you’ll be automatically eligible to join all sorts of reputable design associations?
That’s right! Once you obtain your interior decorating certificate, you can submit a membership request ASAP!
Reason #5: Eligibility for an Interior Decorating Association
QC Design School has the honor of being recognized by all sorts of credible design associations. For instance, one such association is the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada (a.k.a. the DDA). Another popular one is the Real Estate Staging Association (a.k.a. RESA).
These associations offer QC students and alumni the opportunity to network and further develop skills that’ll help you thrive in the professional world!
Reason #6: Personalized Tutor Feedback from Actual Interior Decorators
In general, all of QC Design School’s tutors are legitimate, working designers with years of experience under their belts. They’re dedicated to the current and future success of all students. One such way your QC tutor will help you hone your skills and launch a successful career will be through the relevant, constructive audio feedback sent to you after each unit.
Reason #7: Career Outlook
What is the actual demand right now for interior decorators?
Here’s what the Job Bank reported:
“For interior designers and interior decorators, over the period of 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 11,900 … while 12,500 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration, and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.”
Reason #8: You Have NOTHING to Lose
When you enroll with QC Design School, you have nothing to lose! With QC’s 21-Day Money-Back Guarantee, you have the chance to review all of your course materials thoroughly. This way, you can properly decide whether or not you want to take the course.
If you decide that QC’s Interior Decorating Course isn’t the right fit for you, simply contact the Student Support Team. Once you’ve returned your course materials (unused), you’ll receive a full refund!
What Kind of Certificate/Certification will You Get From QC’s Interior Decorating Course?
This QC course provides an internationally-recognized certification upon completion. Specifically, you’ll earn an International Design and Decorating Professional (IDDP) certification AND official designation. Both of these can then added to your resume and wow all future clients!
Instead of waiting for the New Year to start your interior decorating certification course, take control of your future this upcoming September! After all, why wait for the future to come when YOU can make it happen right now?