Online Class: How to Decorate Your Home

In this comprehensive home decoration course, students will learn the fundamentals of interior decorating. By the end of the 15 lesson course, students will have the confidence and tools necessary to beautifully decorate any space.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 16
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 65
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

In this comprehensive home decoration course, students will learn the fundamentals of interior decorating. By the end of the 15 lesson course, students will have the confidence and tools necessary to easily decorate their homes and those of others. Students will have a strong vocabulary of decorating terms and will be able to differentiate between various forms of light fixtures, the myriad of sofas on the market, any number of hardware finishes, and the countless types of window treatments.

This online home decorating course approaches the decorating and design process through the classic elements and principles of interior design: Line, Form, Color, Patterns, Texture, Light, Unity, Harmony, Balance, Rhythm, Contrast, Emphasis, and Scale and Proportion. Each lesson encourages students to approach the world around them with a decorator's eye and to practice interior decorating techniques in everyday life, whether one is currently engaged in an interior decorating project or not. Throughout the course, students receive recommendations to look for decorating principles in their own homes, in restaurants, doctor's offices, hotels, and anywhere else they frequent.

Throughout the course, the elements and principles of design are discussed using real-world examples of rooms decorating in a wide range of styles. With this approach, students build decorating skills room-by-room. They are exposed to a myriad of methods and a wide variety of styles. Learning in this way encourages students to break out of their own taste preferences and to explore different styles, spaces, and methods.  

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  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
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  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Elements and Principles of Interior Decorating

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the elements and principles of interior decoration and start to unlock the mysteries of how space, line, form, color, texture, and pattern can make you feel a certain way within a space. Additional lesson topics: Interior Design : Elements of Interior Design; Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life; A Look Into the History of Interior Design with Tobi Fairley; Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves 11 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Color

While some styles have standard color schemes, a clever decorator knows how to deliberately select hues and tones that diverge from the model and make a space compelling and unique. Additional lesson topics: 7 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Color; Color Rules for Small Spaces; Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel; Several Ways to Correct Your Interior Design Color Myths; How to Work With Warm and Cool Colors 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Textiles and Texture

In this lesson, we will discuss the basic principles of texture, introduce a variety of textiles, and examine how to use texture and textiles in interior decoration. Additional lesson topics: Style Your Home with Pattern, Color, and Texture! Video Several of 3; Interior Decoration with Textile Furnishings; How to Pick The Right Textiles for Your Home; BBC; Textile Arts 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Decorating Styles

In the following lesson, we will cover four diverse decorating styles: Midcentury Modern, Country French, Bohemian, and Mediterranean. Additional lesson topics: Your Decorating Style Defined; Decorating Styles on Pinterest; Several Inexpensive Decorating Ideas; A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Living Rooms

This lesson will cover a range of seating options, different ways to accessorize tables, and entertainment centers. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Kitchens and Dining Rooms

For every one hour spent in the living room, a person spends five hours in the kitchen. Additional lesson topics: How to Decorate a Dining Room; Several INSPIRING SMALL KITCHENS YOU'LL LOVE; 100+ Inspiring Kitchen Design Ideas; 75 Stunning Designer Dining Rooms; Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Entryways and Corners

The entryway is the first part of a home anyone sees, and is therefore a decorator’s only chance to make a first impression. Additional lesson topics: Smart Decorating Ideas for Room Corners; 862 Foyers; How to Decorate an Entryway and Living Room Separately : Interior Design and Decor; Several Ways to Make Your Entryway More Welcoming 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Bathrooms

Simple decorative changes to or full-blown renovations of vanities, lighting, hardware, and even showerheads can make a bathroom the new favorite room. Additional lesson topics: Bathroom Vanity Décor on Pinterest; Home Decorating Basics : How to Outfit a Powder Room; Bathroom Vanities Ideas Home Design Photos; HOME DECOR: Powder Room Makeover 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Lighting

A gorgeous, perfectly laid out room can look drab if the lighting is not quite right. Additional lesson topics: 8 Ways to Get Ambient Lighting Just Right; HOW TO USE LIGHTING AS AN INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENT; BBC; Lighting Guide; Elements Of Design Part 4: Light 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Flooring

It is a decorator’s job to make sure the flooring supports not just the style of the home, but also the lifestyle of the people who live there. Additional lesson topics: Flooring Buyer's Guide; Innovative Flooring Solutions : Interior Design 101 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Walls and Ceilings

This lesson covers painting and trim, two of the ways in which decorators adorn walls and ceiling. Additional lesson topics: How to Decorate a Room With Low Ceilings : Comfortable Home Decor; A Dozen Creative Ideas for Decorating Blank Walls; Several Ways to Transform Your Walls; Decorating Large Walls on Pinterest; How To; Several Example Ideas to Decorate Walls With Pictures; How to prepare walls and ceilings for decorating; Design Tips : Cathedral Ceiling Decorating Ideas 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Windows and Window Treatments

This lesson focuses on the different configurations of windows, as well as materials and window treatments. Additional lesson topics: 10 Easy DIY Window Treatment Ideas; DIY Living room bay window decorating ideas; Window Treatments; How to Decorate Windows in a New Home : Window Treatments and Décor; Create your floor plan and home design with RoomSketcher; How to Decorate a Recessed Window : Ideas for Home Decorating 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Floor Plans

The floor plan is the decorator’s main tool when making decorating decisions. Additional lesson topics: Interior Decorating Ideas : How to Arrange the Family Room; How to arrange your furniture for you home decor.; Home Decorating Basics : How to Place Living Room Furniture; How to Draw Interior Design Plans : Interior Design 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Current Trends

Here are a few things to watch out for and to consider when decorating. Additional lesson topics: Interior Design – Several Design Trends Of ; Interior Design Trends 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Rules, Myths, and Resources

Keep this lesson and use it as a reference guide for decorating rules, myths, and resources. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Exam 15
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Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: How to Decorate Your Home
Course Number: 9770465
Lessons Rating: 5.0 / 5 Stars (397 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Last Updated: July 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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