You do not need to pursue the Home Decorating certificate to take any of these courses, and you do not need to formally enter any program to earn this certificate. You will automatically earn the certificate if you complete these required courses with satisfactory grades within three years.
Elements and Principles of Home Decorating
A good decorating scheme is made up of a number of elements. This course covers those decorating principles, such as spatial relationships that form the basis of a room or home, and then applies pattern, texture and other fun elements of decorating to create a beautiful space.
Home Decorating 1
Having a plan is part of any good decorating scheme. In this course, students will learn how to accurately measure a space, and then, using basic tools, draw a floor plan for a space they are decorating. Understanding floor plans and symbols is also taught, along with basic furniture planning and layout tips for the home.
Home Decorating 2
Make the dream a reality! This course covers the basic components of home decoration by discussing the types and quality of furnishings available in the marketplace, and discusses fabrics, lighting fixtures, and the many different materials and finishes available to the home decorator. You will learn about selecting and shopping for these items and how to use them effectively in home staging and decoration.
Explore the world of color theory and the psychology of color while learning about various color systems, color relationships and schemes, and the many properties of color as they apply to home decorating.
Traditional? Contemporary? Eclectic? Whether you are looking for your own decorating style or helping a friend with theirs, this course will study these and other decorating styles. You will also learn about historical influences on the various furniture styles as well as home accessorizing to complete the look you are seeking for your home.