Interior Decorating Made Easy

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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.

Course Requirements

 The course is open to everyone who has an interest in decorating. There are no required books.  All material will be given online and through netlinks. You'll need a high school reading level though.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to give you confidence in your decorating ventures.
Lessons will cover:
  1. Lesson 1: Introduction to Interior Design
  2. Lesson 2: Elements of Design
  3. Lesson 3: Decorating Styles
  4. Lesson 4: Flooring
  5. Lesson 5: Walls and Ceilings
  6. Lesson 6: Windows and Window Treatments
  7. Lesson 7: Furniture
  8. Lesson 8: Accessories
  9. Lesson 9: Rules and Myths

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a practice assignment. These written assignments are designed to help you to begin to formulate and solidify your own future decorating plans.
Many of the lessons will also follow up with a review quiz that will highlight aspects of each lesson for you to note.

Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.
If you prefer not to be graded and just want to take the course for information, all you have to do is tell your instructor.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Elements of Design100
Lesson 1: Assignment10
Lesson 1 Exam50
What Do You Think?100
Lesson 2: Assignment20
Lesson 2 Exam50
Lesson 3: Assignment A20
Lesson 3: Assignment B10
Lesson 3: Exam50
Lesson 4: Assignment20
Lesson 4: Exam50
Walls and Ceilings100
Lesson 5: Exam50
Lesson 6: Assignment20
Lesson 6: Exam50
Style of Furniture100
Lesson 7: Exam45
Lesson 8: Assignment20
Lesson 8: Exam40
Rules and Myths100
Final Assignment10
Total Points:1015

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