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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Course Description

Embark on a Captivating Journey of Home Aesthetics and Creativity

Welcome to a world where the walls echo stories, where every nook and corner resonates with character, and where spaces aren't just spaces—they are reflections of souls. Our meticulously designed home decoration course is more than just an educational platform; it's a gateway to the vast, vibrant universe of interior aesthetics.

With a 15-lesson voyage, we unravel the magic that breathes life into homes. No longer will interior decorating be a mere hobby or an overwhelming task; by the end of this course, it will be your second nature. You'll move beyond the basics and immerse yourself in the intricate ballet of colors, textures, lights, and patterns.

Dive into the mesmerizing world of design fundamentals:

  • A Palette of Choices: Navigate through the ocean of sofas, delve into the mysteries of lighting, discover the allure of varied hardware finishes, and gaze at the vast horizons of window treatments. We ensure that you don't just know the terms; you live them.

  • Understanding the Symphonies of Design: Using the revered principles of Line, Form, Color, and more, you'll learn to harmonize different elements. Like a maestro conducting an orchestra, you will master the rhythm, balance, contrast, and emphasis to create symphonic living spaces.

  • Everyday Inspiration: Our holistic teaching approach means learning isn't confined to the virtual classroom. We encourage you to wear your decorator's hat always, finding muses in cafes, clinics, hotels, or even a stroll in your neighborhood.

  • Diverse Styles, One Course: From minimalist to baroque, from rustic to modern, journey through various design philosophies. Experience the thrill of exploring aesthetics outside your comfort zone, fueling your creativity.

Every corner of our living space holds the potential to be a canvas, a testament to one's persona and aesthetic sense. This course is not just about decorating; it's about discovering oneself, it's about storytelling, it's about creating a haven you call home. Whether you wish to transform your sanctuary, venture into a career in interior decorating, or just satiate your creative cravings, we promise a journey of discovery, creativity, and endless inspiration.

So, are you ready to paint your story? Join us, and let's create magic, one room at a time!

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

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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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: A Look Into the History of Interior Design with Tobi Fairley; Interior Design : Elements of Interior Design; Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves; Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life 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: How to Work With Warm and Cool Colors; Several Ways to Correct Your Interior Design Color Myths; Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel; Color Rules for Small Spaces; Several Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Color 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: Textile Arts; BBC; How to Pick The Right Textiles for Your Home; Interior Decoration with Textile Furnishings; Style Your Home with Pattern, Color, and Texture! Video Several of 3 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: 10 Inexpensive Decorating Ideas; Your Decorating Style Defined; A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style; Decorating Styles on Pinterest 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: Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas; 75 Stunning Designer Dining Rooms; 100+ Inspiring Kitchen Design Ideas; Several INSPIRING SMALL KITCHENS YOU'LL LOVE; How to Decorate a Dining Room 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: How to Decorate an Entryway and Living Room Separately : Interior Design and Decor; Smart Decorating Ideas for Room Corners; Several Ways to Make Your Entryway More Welcoming; 862 Foyers 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 Vanities Ideas Home Design Photos; Bathroom Vanity Décor on Pinterest; HOME DECOR: Powder Room Makeover; Home Decorating Basics : How to Outfit a Powder Room 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: Elements Of Design Part 4: Light; Lighting Guide; BBC; HOW TO USE LIGHTING AS AN INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENT; Several Ways to Get Ambient Lighting Just Right 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: 12 Ways to Transform Your Walls; How to prepare walls and ceilings for decorating; How To; Design Tips : Cathedral Ceiling Decorating Ideas; Decorating Large Walls on Pinterest; A Dozen Creative Ideas for Decorating Blank Walls; How to Decorate a Room With Low Ceilings : Comfortable Home Decor; Several Example Ideas to Decorate Walls With Pictures 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: Window Treatments; Create your floor plan and home design with RoomSketcher; How to Decorate Windows in a New Home : Window Treatments and Décor; Several Easy DIY Window Treatment Ideas; DIY Living room bay window decorating ideas; 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: Home Decorating Basics : How to Place Living Room Furniture; Interior Decorating Ideas : How to Arrange the Family Room; How to Draw Interior Design Plans : Interior Design; How to arrange your furniture for you home decor. 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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Course Title: How to Decorate Your Home
Course Number: 9770465
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (434 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2023
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: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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