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Unit D of QC Design School’s Interior Decorating course will introduce you to the process of creating technical design drawings. You’ll learn how and why interior decorators create scale floorplans, as well as how to use them to create custom interiors for your clients.

Once you’ve mastered scale and have learned to create a basic floorplan, you’ll explore the art of space planning. Balance, visual weight, traffic flow, scale, and proportion are essential concepts for creating rooms that are both practical and visually appealing. QC Design School tutor Angie Chapman will walk you through the process of creating a floorplan and designing a furniture layout in a series of step-by-step videos.

Understanding Floorplans

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Drawing a floorplan is a vital component of the home design process. A well-drawn floorplan is an excellent communication tool and a great way to plan your interior design ideas. It allows home decorators to work easily with their clients and with other design professionals. Discover the different types of technical drawings and learn how to properly measure and sketch a room. Master the important concept of scale through helpful charts and diagrams, and study the different architectural elements that will be included in your floorplans, such as doors, windows, fireplaces and lighting fixtures. Learn how to use furniture templates to create clear and precise furniture layouts for any space.

Space Planning and Furniture Selection

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Home decorators need to decipher a room’s balance, visual weight and traffic patterns upon entering the space. Learn how to identify a room’s focal point and design the room around it. Study various floorplan examples of unbalanced and balanced rooms in order to understand key differences. Discover how to establish a room’s axis and scale, and how to create balanced custom interiors for your clients. Explore the steps required in making the right furniture choices, including cost, character and style, and learn how to evaluate the quality of a furniture piece. Become familiar with the functionality of different rooms, and understand the role that furniture plays in the design process.