You will be developing the topics covered in the introduction course in more depth.
We will examine the key design processes involved in styling a living room and dining room by looking at contemporary interiors, and styles from around the world.
Using basic principles of interior design, we will learn how to develop a unique scheme through group discussions, and practical exercises, including colour theory, lighting, window treatments, finishes, measuring, preparing draft drawings/furniture layouts and planning a project.
We will explore techniques on how to create that designer look including how to display collections, accessories, hang pictures, layering soft furnishings, prepare table settings and present a scheme.
You will cover the following topics:
- Research and develop own ideas/projects, and effectively translate these into a workable and unique scheme.
- Understand the basic rules of colour, layering soft furnishings, lighting, materials and finishes.
- Be able to measure, prepare draft drawings and plan your own projects including tips on how to update a kitchen (without buying a new one).
- Learn how to visualise and present a scheme by creating concept and sample boards, as well as accessories and soft furnishing boards.
Assessment will be on-going and include monitoring progress through individual progress records.
Ideally you will have completed the introduction course.
Notebook, pen, dimensions of a living room and dining room (in your own home), a scale ruler, and an interior design magazine (your tutor will advise on the first day).
Skills learnt could go to a portfolio of work and ideas to use to seek employment as a designer.
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