Home is where the art is. Just as accessories enhance fashion, art & accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to a room and bring everything in the space together. This unit explores all you need to know about art and accessories, and how the proper placement of beautiful objects can affect the look and feel of a space. With the right accessories, you can take a room from drab to fab in seconds. Read this unit to find out how!
At the conclusion of this course, should you decide to pursue a career in Interior Design, this unit will teach you how to set up your own business once you obtain certification. You’ll learn how to find clients, visually present ideas, work with contractors and suppliers, manage design projects, and turn your dream of enjoying an exciting career in Interior Design, into a reality.
They say that creative minds are rarely tidy. Whether you work well with stacks of paper on your desk, or cringe at the thought of clutter, this unit focuses on creating a workspace that works for you. We’ll tell you which tools successful Designers always have within reach, the benefits of displaying your creativity and everything you need to know about setting up a workspace that encourages productivity while bringing you joy.
In this unit, we will shed some light (sorry… we couldn’t resist) on light sources and properties, types of lighting and how the orientation of a space affects natural lighting. Upon completing this unit, you’ll understand how subtle lighting can help create a specific mood, while fluorescent lights can help improve productivity. Dare we say you’ll be enlightened?
Great design entails understanding how to work with furniture and, more importantly, make furniture work within a specific space. In this Unit, you’ll discover how furniture styles have evolved over the years to meet specific needs. Warning - after studying this unit, you may have the urge to furniture shop and redecorate.
A luxurious throw, a boldly patterned pillow, a velvet chaise—these are a few of the details that invite guests to stay awhile. Discover the role that textiles and soft furnishings play in turning a house into a warm and welcoming home. Get comfy—there’s a lot to learn about fabric and soft furnishings and we can't wait to share the knowledge with you!
It’s all in the finish. Find out how wall and floor finishes have a significant impact on a well designed space. This unit will teach you how to bring a room together from the ground up (literally) with the perfect interior finishes that tie a look together. Put that finishing touch on your design by exploring this unit.
We’ve all been there—too much stuff and not enough space. The key to successful design is planning. Now you can learn how to make optimal use of your space to ensure proper function, comfort and safety. If you’re constantly reorganising, purging cupboards and shifting furniture around to create the perfect, uncluttered look, this unit is for you. Learning how to plan a space will help with creating spaces you will yearn to spend time in. Let’s go—your perfect space awaits!
Great ideas happen when you put pencil to paper (or digital pen and digital paper). Learn how to plan a space from start to finish. In this unit, you’ll learn how to develop a basic floor plan as you turn your creative vision into a reality on 'paper', first. Sharpen your pencil—and prepare to put those exciting design plans of yours into action!
Understand the fundamental role of colour in design and in life. Colour is an indispensable design tool. This unit explores the psychology of colour and how you can use it to change the way you visualize the world. It’s a Designer’s secret weapon. Inject a little colour into your world and watch the magic happen!
What inspires you? Unit two will unveil the secret to gaining inspiration from the world around you. Every Designer is inspired in different ways, by various things; nature, travel, the environment, objects, and so forth. What or who will inspire YOU? You might be surprised by what you discover. Read on to find out!
Get ready to discover the wonderfully creative world of interior design. Learn all about harmony, proportion, the evolution of design and all the basics in this introductory unit aimed at whetting your appetite. Gain an appreciation for the history of design and how it can influence your design style today. On your mark, get set….. let’s delve into design!