Learn to design exquisite home interiors without leaving yours
“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” - Juan Montoya
Oh, Juan...you hit the nail on the head! An expertly designed room should smile at you! But, not all do! That’s why everyone could use the expertise of a great interior designer. Someone who can take a basic room and make it the most sought after space in the house. Someone who can implement all that their client desires and add surprise touches that she didn’t even know she needed or wanted! And, that someone could be you!
Interior designers, home decorators, contractors, bloggers, vloggers, and many other professionals can use interior design to either earn a living or improve their credibility in their field. Think about some of your favorites in the biz...Joanna Gaines, Nate Berkus, and Emily Henderson for example. Isn’t that what they’re doing? And they’re getting paid for all of those fabulous designs!
You can turn your creativity, ingenuity, practicality and inspiration into a career as a sought after interior designer - just like the ones you see on television or read about in your favorite blogs. All it takes is the skills - which we’re here to help you with - and the drive - which we’re sure you’ve got!
With the Trendimi Interior Design & Home Styling course you will learn critical skills related to:
- How to analyze a space for design
- What elements to consider first
- What to take into account when choosing design features
- How to work with practical building features and utilities
- How to use a space & flow chart to plan your project
- Balancing space and function with style
- Choosing harmonizing/contrasting or feature materials for floors and walls
- Blending lighting with your overall design concept
- Using a color wheel to choose winning color combinations
- Choosing fabrics, textures & patterns that please clients senses
Everything you need to be a success in this industry and join the ranks of your favorite designers!
Career opportunities for you as an Interior Designer
- Corporate Office Planning - design the ideal space for workers and clients taking into consideration workflow, meeting space, and aesthetics.
- Hotels - Whether renovations or new construction, hotels need to be up-to-date, functional and attractive to their guests.
- Home Staging - In today’s real estate market, the proper staging of a home can decide if a place sells sooner rather than later
- Restaurants - It’s more than just the food, a restaurant requires a great setting and ambience to be successful
- Residential Design - A good design goes a long way to enhancing a home’s overall beauty
Just look around! Any space you walk into has the potential to be a design project!
This course contains substantial content related to interior design theory, history, application, and business. The topics and modules that we’ll be covering are outlined below:
Introduction to Interior Design
- What is Interior Design?
- Qualities & skills of an Interior Designer
- Brief history of modern Interior Design
- Becoming an Interior Designer
- Design terminology
- Meeting your clients
- Define your tasks
- Interfacing with other disciplines
- Design concept
- Drawings & plans
- Six design principles
- Finding inspiration
- Design steps
- Working with the team
- Payment strategies
- Project management tips
- Design evaluation
- Common design challenges
Design elements 1
- Colors, accessories & their significance
- Spatial relationships & proportion
- Scale & balance
- Texture, patterns & fabrics
- Line & form
- The user’s experience – sight, sound, smell, taste & touch
Design elements 2
- Choosing a suitable color scheme
- Working with flooring and & wall décor
- Sourcing and placing furniture
- Window dressings
- The importance of lighting
- Accessories and soft furnishings
Room by room design
- Living room
- Kid’s room
Popular interior styles
- Shabby Chic
- New York Style
- Parisian Style
- New England
- Design & the environment
- Environmental policy
- Responsible sourcing of raw materials
- Climate change
- Health & safety
Presenting your ideas
- Use of perspective
- Using the color wheel
- Pencil sketching
- Computer aided design
Managing an Interior Design business
- Maintaining professional relationships
- Pricing strategies
- Preparing a portfolio
- Marketing your business
- Low-cost marketing techniques
- Setting up a website
- Social media
- Free PR
Who is this course for?
This course is designed to serve as job training for professionals, but it isn’t just limited to aspiring designers. Interior design is a versatile skill set that is applicable to many different careers, and this training will enhance job performance for professionals in various industries.
It’s well suited to:
- Individuals who want to pursue a career in interior design
- Established designers who want to start their own business
- Realtors and house agents who want to boost sales by learning professional staging
- Aspiring architects and planners, to enhance their design knowledge and training
- Home and lifestyle bloggers
- Textile designers, furniture designers, or anyone who makes home products
- Restaurant, hotel, or store owners/managers who want to elevate their space
- Merchandisers and display artists
- Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts who want to improve their skills
No previous experience is necessary.
Starting salaries for junior designers range around £23,000 per year, and can be upwards of £75,000 for Creative Directors or experienced freelancers.
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