Online Class: Interior Decorating Made Easy

If you feel overwhelmed with trying to create the perfect room to match your lifestyle, then this online class is for you. This course provides a solid framework so you can start decorating or redecorating your home and covers all the important aspects of interior design and style that you can immediately put into practice.

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Course Description

Unveiling the Art of Interior Decorating: Your Digital Guide to Design Mastery

In an age where our living spaces have become extensions of our personality, understanding the nuance of interior decorating is more than just a skill—it's a form of self-expression. Whether you're an enthusiast seeking to revitalize your living room, or someone looking to add a dash of personality to your workspace, mastering the basics of interior decorating can dramatically transform ordinary spaces into visual masterpieces.

Why "Interior Decorating Made Easy"?

While several courses offer intricate details about interior design, "Interior Decorating Made Easy" is tailored for individuals who desire a succinct and efficient overview. This course strips down the complexities of design, distilling them into clear, understandable lessons that even a novice can comprehend and apply.

Worried about getting it "just right"? Take a deep breath and set those worries aside. Decorating is about encapsulating your essence within your space. While the foundations of design guide us, remember that the true judge is you. Forget the myth of the 'design police'; in the realm of personal spaces, your comfort and satisfaction reign supreme.

Course Structure & Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Interior Decorating: Dive into the world of decorating, understanding its essence, and the significance of spaces reflecting lifestyles.

  2. Elements of Design: Explore the keystones of design like color, texture, scale, and balance. Grasp how these elements interplay to curate ambiance and mood.

  3. Decorating Styles: From contemporary chic to rustic allure, delve into various styles, understanding their origins, aesthetics, and how they can shape spaces.

  4. Flooring: The ground we walk on is often overlooked. Delve into different flooring types, materials, and how they influence the overall look of a room.

  5. Walls and Ceilings: These vast canvases dictate a room's character. Learn about paint choices, wall treatments, and ceiling designs that can transform spaces.

  6. Windows and Window Treatments: Windows bridge the interior with the exterior. Discover the art of choosing the right treatments, drapes, and blinds, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

  7. Furniture: From ergonomics to aesthetics, dive deep into the world of furniture. Understand styles, placements, and how to choose pieces that resonate with your space.

  8. Accessories: Often termed the 'jewelry of interior design', accessories can make or break a space. Uncover the secrets of selecting and placing artifacts, textiles, and decorative items.

  9. Rules and Myths: Every art form is surrounded by dos and don'ts. Learn the established norms of interior decorating, while also debunking prevalent myths.

Leveraging Digital Flexibility: One of the standout features of "Interior Decorating Made Easy" is its digital format. The online nature ensures you mold your learning around your schedule, not the other way around. Every lesson is accompanied by assignments designed to apply theoretical knowledge practically. Additionally, while exams are absent, ensuring a stress-free learning environment, netlinks augment your knowledge by connecting you to external resources.

Your Takeaway: By the course's culmination, you won't just be armed with theoretical knowledge. You'll possess the confidence to look at any space and visualize its potential, to see beyond its current state and imagine what it could be. You'll also be equipped to implement these visions, transforming your environment piece by piece.

In essence, "Interior Decorating Made Easy" is not just a course. It's a journey from recognizing design to realizing it. A journey where every room, every corner, and every space offers a canvas to paint your story.

So, why wait? Dive into the riveting world of interior decorating, and watch spaces come alive with your touch.

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Course Motivation

Dreaming of crafting your ideal living space but daunted by the maze of design elements? Concerned about how your decor choices might be perceived?

Dive into "Interior Decorating Made Easy" and unveil your potential. This comprehensive course ensures you're equipped, confident, and ready to transform any room to mirror your unique lifestyle. From fundamentals of design to the intricate art of accessorizing, we've got you covered.

Course Highlights:

  • Basics of Design: Understand harmony, balance, rhythm, color, and line.
  • Room Analysis: Assess and optimize a room’s core function.
  • Styling Varieties: Delve into diverse decorating styles.
  • Flooring: Strategize based on color and durability.
  • Walls & Ceilings: Navigate a plethora of treatments.
  • Windows: Choose aptly from curtains, blinds, drapes, and more.
  • Furniture & Accessories: Perfect your space with finishing touches.
  • Decoding Myths: Distinguish between essential rules and popular misconceptions.

With "Interior Decorating Made Easy", you're in command. Register at your convenience, learn at your pace, and transform spaces with confidence. Begin your design journey today!

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

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.4 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,240 votes)

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
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Elements of Design
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Elements of Design

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

Lesson 3: Decorating Styles

An overview of styles. Additional lesson topics: Decorating Styles; What's Your Decorating Style 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What's Your Favorite Style
  • Complete: Lesson 3: Assignment A
  • Complete: Lesson 3: Assignment B
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: Exam

Lesson 4: Flooring

Flooring selections. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What type of flooring?
  • Complete: Lesson 4: Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: Exam

Lesson 5: Walls and Ceilings

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

Lesson 6: Windows and Window Treatments

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

Lesson 7: Furniture

Furniture styles. 145 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Style of Furniture
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Exam

Lesson 8: Accessories

Accessorizing a space. Additional lesson topics: Pinterest 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8: Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Exam

Lesson 9: Rules and Myths

Some decorating myths and rules. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Rules and Myths
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.
  • Summarize rules and myths when decorating a home.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
  • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
  • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
  • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
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Course Title: Interior Decorating Made Easy
Course Number: 8900304
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,240 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, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I would like to thank you for teaching me the elements of decorating. I feel more self-assured in decorating or redecorating my home. I may not have your professional expertise but I feel I can create a living area which would comfortable, welcoming, and pleasing to my family. Also, I am grateful you strongly suggested to look for other shopping sources besides retail since budget is always a consideration. Excellent and interesting class." -- Jessica R.
  • "This course was so helpful to me! I am moving from a coastal area where the house styles were mostly coastal, beachy, or tropical. I really learned how to work with architecture of this new house and come up with a cohesive, pleasing design style. I am sorry to see the class end!" -- Tammy R.
  • "I enjoyed this course. It helped me get a framework of thought for pursuing this kind of job. It also highlighted some important trains of thought for customer satisfaction. It also emphasized that it is more of a conveyed feeling in the room than it is a structured set of rules to apply. That helps us intuitively in doing these things." -- Richard K.
  • "The course was well organized and the topics and the explanation were good. The feedback from the instructor was good and it will help me in the future." -- Silone G.
  • "This was one of the best courses I've had in a very long time. It has really motivated and inspired me to make my home more welcoming." -- Tonia C.
  • "The assignments were very appropriate and really tested what was thought and learned." -- Dinna L.
  • "Loved her. She communicated well. She really helped me out when i needed it most." -- Gina M.
  • "Enjoyed the course and appreciated that the instructor took the time to read all the assignments." -- Rochelle F.
  • "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.