Home Decorating

Our noncredit Home Decorating courses can help you further develop your personal interest in the popular trade of home decorating. You will explore decorating fundamentals, gain product knowledge and learn trade communication skills necessary to fulfill home decorating project needs. These courses will acquaint you with the various job duties and skills involved with starting an independent decorating service or enhance your personal decorating skills to achieve satisfying results more effectively at home.

Home Decorating: Color Palette
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Color Essentials

This course covers color theory and the psychology of color, while exploring various color systems, color relationships and schemes, and the many properties of color applied to home decorating.

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Home Decorating 1

Having a plan is part of any good home decorating scheme. In this course, you will learn how to accurately measure a space and then use basic tools to draw a floor plan for the space you intend to decorate. Other topics include understanding floor plans and symbols, basic furniture planning and layout tips.

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Staging Your Home to Sell

Staging your home to sell is fun, easy, and profitable. This class goes beyond decluttering and teaches you what to do (and what not to do) when staging your home. The key is managing buyers' perceptions by presenting and rearranging your home to help them appreciate its features. You also will learn how to prevent decorative accessories from distracting buyers. Photos, tips and other materials are included.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Color Essentials

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.

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Decorating Styles

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.

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Registration

To register, use the course links above to locate an upcoming section and add to cart, or phone (608) 258-2301, ext 2, for registration assistance.

No application is needed, but you will be prompted to login or create an account.