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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

Understanding and Personalizing Color Palettes Module 2

Introduction to Color Harmony
The Phenomenon of Color
Basic Terminology and Color Temperature
Color Wheel and Compatibility
Complex Colors
Discord and Dissonance
The Psychology of Color
Color and Mood
Color Combinations and Palette Selection
Trends and Forecasting
The Naming of Colors
The Importance of Marketing

Principles of Interior Design Module 3

Basic Principles and Purpose of Design
Focal Points and Visual Weight
Contrast and Juxtaposition
Symmetry and Asymmetry
Planning Empty Spaces
Tools to Bring a Design Together
Considering the History of the Space
Color Schemes and Palettes
Using Whites and Wallpaper
Natural Light and Lighting Options
Common Design Considerations
Investment Strategies
Key Measurements and Proportions
Planning an Interior Project

The Foundations of Enduring Spaces Module 4

The Design Process
Defining a Project and Creating a Budget
Documenting a Space
Choosing a Design Concept
Design Elements and Principles
Organizing and Purchasing
Collaborating with Contractors
Managing Delivery and Installation
The Many Elements of a Room
Woodwork and Architectural Features
Flooring and Furniture
Window Treatments
Art and Accessories
Room by Room Considerations from Entryways to Outdoor Spaces
Guide to Design Documents and Procedures

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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