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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.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Support
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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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.
  • Lesson 2: Elements of Design

    Basics of elements: theme, scale and proportion, balance, harmony and rhythm, focus, and lighting.
  • Lesson 3: Decorating Styles

    An overview of styles.
  • Lesson 4: Flooring

    Flooring selections.
  • Lesson 5: Walls and Ceilings

    Wall and ceiling treatments.
  • Lesson 6: Windows and Window Treatments

    Curtains, drapes, shades, blinds, shutters, and other window treatments.
  • Lesson 7: Furniture

    Furniture styles.
  • Lesson 8: Accessories

    Accessorizing a space.
  • Lesson 9: Rules and Myths

    Some decorating myths and rules.

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
Course Type: How To
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 Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Elements of DesignAssignment100
Lesson 1: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 1 ExamExam50
What Do You Think?Assignment100
Lesson 2: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 2 ExamExam50
Lesson 3: Assignment AAssignment20
Lesson 3: Assignment BAssignment10
Lesson 3: ExamExam50
Lesson 4: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 4: ExamExam50
Walls and CeilingsAssignment100
Lesson 5: ExamExam50
Lesson 6: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 6: ExamExam50
Style of FurnitureAssignment100
Lesson 7: ExamExam45
Lesson 8: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 8: ExamExam40
Rules and MythsAssignment100
Final AssignmentAssignment10
Total Points:1015

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.

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