Interior Decorating Made Easy


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  • 9
    Lessons
  • 21
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  • 8
    Hours
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  • 0.8
    CEUs
  • 3,026
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Course Description

Have you always wanted to learn the basic decorating principles and techniques without having to attend an interior design school?  Interior Decorating Made Easy will give you a quick and easy overview of the design process.  You'll learn the principles of design -- color, texture, scale and balance and how to apply them to any room or a whole house.    Best of all you can take the class online when and where it's most convenient for your schedule.

This class was developed for those of us who can feel overwhelmed with trying to create the perfect room for our lifestyle.  There is no wrong or right way of doing things when it comes to personal style just as long as it's pleasing to you so forget your fears of 'design police' evaluating you.  The lesson content provides a framework in which to start redecorating or decorating and the general knowledge about the basics of interior design that you can easily learn and put into practice.
 
Even if you're not a born decorator, this course will help you gain confidence in the development of your personal style.
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed, trying to create the perfect room for your particular lifestyle?
Do you fear the "design police" are sure to get after you?
 
Would you like to feel confident discussing styles, line, balance, harmony, rhythm, colors, fabrics, lighting, plans, etc.?
 
If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, you need first to relax and realize there is no right or wrong way of doing things when it comes to personal style. You have only to please yourself. Then, sign up for this course, "Interior Decorating Made Easy."
 
Even if you're not a born decorator, this detailed course will provide enough general knowledge about the field to have you decorating (or redecorating) with confidence. When you complete the course, you will have a better feel for: 
  • Line, balance, harmony, rhythm, and colors
  • Theme, scale, proportion, balance, harmony, rhythm, focus, and lighting
  • Treating flooring, walls, and ceiling in a variety of ways
  • Using curtains, drapes, shades, blinds, shutters, and other window treatments
  • Furniture styles
  • Accessorizing various spaces
  • How to evaluate decorating myths and rules.

There is no reason for decorating to confuse, overwhelm, or frustrate you. Best of all, because enrollment is open 24/7, there’s no reason to put off starting. Register today.

How would you describe your lifestyle?
Does your current living space adequately reflect that lifestyle?
 
Would you like to know how to make various rooms better serve their primary functions?
 
Do you fear how others judge your decorating style?
 
Do you wish you could find a quick and easy overview of the design process so you could get started making changes?
 
If you answer yes to any (or all) of these questions, then this course, "Interior Decorating Made Easy," has much to offer you. Whether you are you a total beginner in the field or have you been undertaking home projects for some time, the course will help solidify your thinking. It is open to anyone with an interest in decorating. There are no required books, but the online material and net-links require reading at a high school level.
 
The course consists of nine self-paced, self-contained lessons: 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Interior Design

Lesson 2: Elements of Design

Lesson 3: Decorating Styles

Lesson 4: Flooring

Lesson 5: Walls and Ceilings

Lesson 6: Windows and Window Treatments

Lesson 7: Furniture

Lesson 8: Accessories

Lesson 9: Rules and Myths

Each lesson includes a practice assignment designed to get you applying directly the information you have learned. These written assignments are intended to help you begin to formulate and solidify your own future decorating plans. One, for instance, sends you to a free website to experiment with coloring different kinds of rooms.
Many of the lessons also include a review quiz that highlights aspects that deserve special note. Students who score 70% or better on the quizzes complete this course successfully.
 
Lessons must be completed sequentially. You cannot access Lessons 2 and 3 until you’ve first finished your coursework for Lesson 1.
 
If you encounter questions or areas that leave you confused, you can contact your instructor directly at any time by using the Class Email Forum under the Communications tab in the main classroom area. Within three or four days, her response will show up in your own email in-box.
 
After completing Interior Decorating Made Easy, you will be able better to --
  • Grasp the various elements that go into determining style: line, balance, harmony, rhythm, and color
  • Understand the parts played in decorating by theme, scale, proportion, balance, harmony, rhythm, focus, and lighting
  • Know how to evaluate the primary purpose or use of various kinds of rooms and to make each room appropriately formal or informal, kid-friendly, provide storage, etc.
  • Appreciate various decorating styles and know what constitutes them
  • Be able to evaluate flooring for color, durability, and other essential properties
  • Choose intelligently among curtains, drapes, shades, blinds and shutters and other available window treatments
  • Select from the vast array of wall and ceiling treatments available
  • Have the confidence to accessorize any space
  • Know the basic home decorating rules and some of myths

Best of all, you control the pace of learning. You can register today and get started learning techniques that will ensure your decorating or redecorating success. Sign up now!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 
 
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Interior Decorating

Brief overview of styles, line, balance, harmony and rhythm, colors, fabrics, lighting, and plans. 160 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Elements of Design
  • Complete: Lesson 1: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Elements of Design

Basics of elements: theme, scale and proportion, balance, harmony and rhythm, focus, and lighting. 170 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Video: Drawing a Floor Plan
  • Complete Assignment: What Do You Think?
  • Complete: Lesson 2: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Decorating Styles

An overview of styles. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Decorating Styles; What's Your Decorating Style
  • Take Poll: What's Your Favorite Style
  • Complete: Lesson 3: Assignment A
  • Complete: Lesson 3: Assignment B
  • Complete: Lesson 3: Exam

Lesson 4: Flooring

Flooring selections. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Wood Flooring
  • Take Poll: What type of flooring?
  • Complete: Lesson 4: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4: Exam

Lesson 5: Walls and Ceilings

Wall and ceiling treatments. 150 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Walls and Ceilings
  • Complete: Lesson 5: Exam

Lesson 6: Windows and Window Treatments

Curtains, drapes, shades, blinds, shutters, and other window treatments. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Decorating Ideas
  • Complete: Lesson 6: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6: Exam

Lesson 7: Furniture

Furniture styles. 145 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Design Sponge
  • Complete Assignment: Style of Furniture
  • Complete: Lesson 7: Exam

Lesson 8: Accessories

Accessorizing a space. 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Pinterest
  • Complete: Lesson 8: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8: Exam

Lesson 9: Rules and Myths

Some decorating myths and rules. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Rules and Myths
  • Complete: Final Assignment
1015
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe elements of design.
  • Define decorating styles.
  • Describe types of flooring to consider when designing.
  • Describe methods for decorating walls and ceilings.
  • Describe techniques for decorating windows and window treatments.
  • Describe ways to decorate with furniture.
  • Know rules and myths when decorating a home, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Interior Decorating Made Easy
Course Number: 8900304
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.8 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: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "For anyone considering interior decorating, this is a good inexpensive way to get a feel for what you will be facing going in. This is a good course and I enjoyed it. As an person that has been decorating without any formal education in this field, I learned a few things that I did not know from this course." -- Cheryl E.
  • "How to find out my decorating style is the most helpful in this course. Very excited." -- Pungkiarti W.
  • "I liked how quickly my instructor answered my emails and returned my graded items. I also found the links and pictures provided were extremely helpful in further grasping the ideas of the lesson....I had a lot of fun taking this, and it was really helpful. I have my notes from all of the lessons, and I am really excited to start doing projects using them. The instructor was awesome and I liked the personal feedback she provided. Thank you so much, I will definitely be taking another one!" -- Megan S.