Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating Course Outline

Our Interior Decorating course allows you to work one-on-one with clients to make their home reflect their personal style. Working with a larger budget you’ll create custom designs from the ground up. You’ll be able to experiment with furniture arrangement, lighting, window treatments and much more!

Here is a glimpse into your course. Click each unit to learn more:

Unit A

The World of Design and Decorating: An introduction to the exciting field of design and decorating.

Focal Points, Color, and Room Styles: Focal points—learn how to evaluate a space and feature its best elements. Color basics—the color wheel and basic color schemes. Room Styles—learn how to identify different styles and create a distinct look for the space you're decorating.

Painting with Watercolors: Enhance your drawings and floorplans with a wash of color.

Working with Color: Advanced color theory—color psychology and applying color schemes.

Starting Your Own Business: Your complete guide to planning and setting up your own interior design business.

Unit B

Basic Design Materials: Using wood, stone, and concrete in your designs.

Modern Design Materials: Specialty materials and finishes, including glass and metal.

Understanding Floorplans: Learn how to draw floorplans and accurate scale drawings.

Classic Design Styles: Learn how to identify classic design periods and their furnishings.

Marketing and Promotion: An in-depth look at different ways to promote your business.

Supplementary Booklet: A useful quick-reference guide with information on basic floorplan notation.

Unit C

Space Planning: Learn about balance, visual weight, and scale.

Furniture Selection and Placement: : Harmonizing the style, function, and placement of furniture.

Designing with Textiles: Selecting and coordinating the perfect textiles for a room.

Wall Treatments: Learn about painting, papering, and specialty wall finishes.

Early American and International Styles: Explore exciting design styles from around the world.

Working with Clients: Present yourself and your work in a professional manner.

Unit D

Lighting: Learn about fixtures, bulbs, and lighting functions.

Window Treatments: Compare treatments and learn to dress windows with flair.

Accessorizing: Select and coordinate accessories for that special final touch.

20th Century Design Styles: Learn about the major design styles of the past century.

Building your Portfolio: Create a professional portfolio of your work and skills.

The Professional Designer: Explore consultations, proposals, invoicing, and discounts.

Unit E

Designing Bedrooms: Develop ideas for the private spaces of the home.

Designing Kitchens: Blend function and style to cook up the perfect design.

Designing Bathrooms: Give style and personality to these personal retreats.

Contemporary Style Guide: Contemporary styles—chic, modern, and comfortable designs.

Interior Design Presentation Techniques: Advanced floorplan notations and presenting plans to clients.

Unit F

Final Project: Use your skills to create and present a custom-designed space.

Bonus Green Design Booklet: Learn how to use Earth-friendly materials to create beautiful and environmentally friendly interiors.