Now, we all have plenty of time at home during this lockdown. So, why not invest some of it in learning a new skill or advancing your education? If you have the internet on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer you can access a huge range of both free and paid courses. If you have an artistic flair you could learn how to become an interior designer to your home. Just imagine how much fun you could have redecorating and redesigning each room of your house with your new knowledge.
Why choose to learn how to become an interior designer to your home?
- There are free courses as well as paid ones for all levels
- Discovering your artistic abilities will help you to relax
- Filling your time at home increasing your knowledge will make you feel more positive
- Learning about interior design will let you transform your house
- You might even discover a new career and potential way to increase your income
- Beautifying your home will bring you joy every day
- Expanding your knowledge will give you more confidence
Beginner’s or fast track courses
If you are just starting to learn about the world of interior decorating, a beginner or fast-track course would suit you. These teach you the basics of interior design. The different styles and trends. You will learn how to mix styles and how to combine colours. Courses include information about common materials that are used in each particular style. Options for floor and window coverings in each style. What artwork, lighting, furniture, and furnishings are appropriate for each style. These courses can introduce you to the fascinating world of interior decorating. They are not designed for professionals, but you can certainly learn enough from them to apply to your own home. Most courses include on-demand videos, articles, and downloadable resources. You can choose your learning schedule to fit in with your other responsibilities in the home. During the lock-down what better way to spend your time than learning a new skill, and you will be able to put your new knowledge into practise transforming your home.
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Intermediate and Enthusiast Courses
If you already have some knowledge about interior design, or, have previously completed a beginner’s course, then these courses are ideal for your next step towards becoming an interior designer to your home. As these courses are more advanced, there are charges, and you should check out different options as prices vary considerably. Some offer payment plans so that you can spread the cost over time, and many have special lockdown deals. Putting money into advancing your education is always a sound investment and may even lead you into a new money-making career. Taking one of these courses will certainly keep you occupied pleasantly and creatively during this period of lockdown.
These courses offer a more detailed and in-depth education in interior design. You will learn about the design elements of colour, space, texture, form, line, balance, and scale. Additionally, how to combine elements, choose furnishings, and coordinate lighting. Subjects may include, the origins of interior design, influences through the ages. Also, great designers of the recent past, and defining a style. You will learn about flooring and furniture, walls, windows, doors, fabrics and accessories. You will be shown how to plan a project and a space, and how to choose a colour scheme, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, window dressings, and arranging the furniture. You will be taught about the tools of the trade and how to evaluate your results. Finally, if you have what it take to become a professional interior designer you can even get help drawing up a business plan and setting up a small business, including information about health and safety, insurance, VAT, and taxes.
The courses are broken down into units and have flexible start dates and schedules. Content is shared on high definition video and there is student support. An officially recognised diploma is given on successful completion of the course.
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Online Degree/Diploma Programmes
If you have completed an intermediate course you may want to continue your education in interior design with an online BA(Hon). These are professional courses and have qualification requirements. Most of them are three-year courses, although your completion time depends on how much time you want to dedicate to studying. There are no exams and you learn through virtual classes and have tutor assessment. Again, you can choose your start date and learning schedule. You have unlimited access to your tutor via skype, email or telephone and there is full student support.
These courses are far more demanding and will take you into the world of both residential and commercial design on a professional level. After completing your BA (Hons) you can continue with an online master’s degree. With these qualifications, you will be able to work anywhere in the interior design industry.
Here are some options to look into.
We hope that you will be inspired to pursue your interest in interior design. Whether you want to become an interior designer of your own home or have the desire to do it professionally, there are plenty of online courses to get you on your way.
Why not take a beginner’s course and get some inspiration to make some home embellishments during this lockdown period? What better way to spend your time than making your home a more beautiful place in which to be?
Tiles are a great way to transform your home and express your interior design knowledge. Our showrooms are currently closed but our online business is running, and we are shipping deliveries as normal. Have a browse through our range of encaustic cement tiles, ceramic tiles, terrazzo tiles, marble mosaic tiles and zellige/bejmat tiles. Contemplate the beautiful designs and warm colours and let your creative inspiration guide you.
Together we can beat the coronavirus. Stay at home and make the most of your time.