When it comes to interior decorating, developing a personal style is not just a matter of preference, but a crucial aspect that can greatly impact a decorator's reputation. A decorator's personal style is what sets them apart from others in the industry and helps them create a unique and recognizable brand. In order to establish this personal style, decorators must first understand how to identify and nurture their own personal aesthetic.
This involves selecting different elements of design such as furniture, lighting, and accessories. By experimenting with various color palettes, decorators can discover which combinations evoke the desired emotions and atmosphere in a space. They can also hone in on specific textures and patterns that resonate with their individual taste, whether it's the warmth of natural wood or the sleekness of polished metal.
In addition to developing your own style, a designer must also be able to collaborate effectively with clients who may have different styles. This requires strong communication skills and the ability to listen and understand the client's vision. By finding common ground and incorporating elements from both the decorator's personal style and the client's preferences, a harmonious and successful design outcome can be achieved.
Furthermore, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and understanding the key characteristics of contemporary architectural and interior design styles is essential for decorators. By familiarizing themselves with the three main types of styles - traditional, modern, and transitional - decorators can ensure that their décor projects and proposals are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also considerate of the space and design. This knowledge allows decorators to make informed decisions and recommendations that align with the current design landscape.
Developing a personal style is a fundamental aspect of interior decorating. By understanding and nurturing their own aesthetic, collaborating effectively with clients, and staying informed about the latest trends, decorators can establish themselves as reputable professionals in the industry.
This comprehensive understanding of personal style, colors and design elements will ultimately enable decorators to create spaces that are not only visually appealing, but also reflective of their clients' unique personalities and lifestyles.
All our courses are designed to be independent and can be completed in any sequence. Nonetheless, if you intend to enrol in all our courses, we suggest a recommended order to undertake them, though it is not mandatory:
- Interior Design: A Guide to Discover Your Personal Style
- Interior Decoration: Design Principles & Design Elements
- Interior Design: The Role of Color in Interior Spaces
- Interior Design: Why Textiles and Fabrics Matter
- Interior Design: A Journey Through Space Planning
Who this course is for
Decorating & Design novices, hobbyist, enthusiasts and pro's who need a brush up.
- Great course. Very detailed and informational had a lot of great visuals. Definitely looking forward to taking the rest of the classes ~ Lorraine B
- Very much enjoyed this course. Easily explained and educative. Enjoyed each section quiz too! Thank you! :) ~ Roberta D
- Simple to the point yet descriptive. Loving the session ~ A Pillai
- This course was excellent. It provided great information about popular styles. I loved how everything was written out, it made it easy to follow along and to create notes. The examples were clear and easy to follow. I would recommend this course! ~ Claire
- It was a good match. It was well laid out and the examples were very easy to follow ~ M Moskoff
- Great course that gives you a better understanding of the many architectural and interiors design styles ~ E Heurkens
What you'll learn
Popular Interiors Styles, Their Characteristics and How to Use Them In Interior Design
Students must have a passion for interior design and decorating