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Interior Decorating

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Interior Decorating

Stratford's interior decorating course can teach you about a number of innovative interior decorating ideas for the home, office, and more.

Stratford can help you learn how to combine creativity with practical design solutions to create unique and powerfully designed spaces for you and others to enjoy.

The best part is that you can study at home when YOU have time!

Stratford's interior decorating course could be a stepping stone toward a new career in working for decorating firms, home design stores, construction companies, home builders, or even be self-employed. Or simply gain practical knowledge that you can apply in your own indoor and outdoor spaces.

Take the first step and start gaining fundamental knowledge that can help you move toward attaining your personal goals. Enrol today!
Interior Decorating Module 1
Introduction to Interior Decorating

A Brief History of Interior Decorating
Career Options
Principles and Elements of Decoration
Expressions of Color
The Space Planning Process
Planning Specific Rooms or Areas
Furniture Selection and Arrangement
Art and Decorative Accessories
The Psychology of Selling Interior Decorating Services
Setting Up a Home Office

Interior Decorating Module 2
Introduction to Interior Environments

Definition of Interior Design and Responsibilities of an Interior Designer
Traits and Knowledge Required by Interior Designers
Development of the Interior Design Profession
Goals of Interior Design
The Design Process/Scope of Services
Health, Safety, and Welfare
Interior Environment Theory: Why We Need the Built Environment
The Science of Spatial Behavior
Historical Styles and Their Evolution
Elements and Principles of Design

Interior Decorating Module 3
The Construction Process of Interior Decorating

Building Systems
The Construction Process
Construction Systems, and Codes
Contract Documents
Structural Classifications
Doors and Windows
HVAC Systems and Plumbing
Lighting, Electrical, and Communications
Space Planning
Furnishing Rooms
Rooms to Buildings
Organizing Systems
Residential and Commercial Floor Plans

Interior Decorating Module 4
Materials and Further Topics for the Interior Decorator

Ceilings and Walls
Types of Furniture
Window Treatments
Accessories and Art
Interior Design as a Career
Professional Interior Design Organizations
The Business of Interior Design
Professional Ethics
Interior Design Forecast

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Interior Decorating Program

"I was very pleased with this course and look forward to put my knowledge to practice now that I finished."

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