Introduction to Interior Design
Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.
Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you'll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.
Because interior design is constantly evolving, you'll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You'll investigate "green" sustainable design, and you'll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.
As you master design skills step-by-step, you'll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.
A new session of each course starts monthly. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You will have access to all the released lessons until the course ends.
You do not have to be present when lessons are released. An interactive discussion area accompanies each lesson and automatically closes two weeks after the lesson is released.
The final exam is released the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you have two weeks to complete all course work, including the final exam. A 10 day extension is available if you fall behind.
This course sparked an even stronger desire in me to learn beyond what I learned here, which is the highest compliment I can extend. Sarah's lessons were so informative and never boring. She also gives you strong support and positive encouragement along the way in the discussion area. I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in interior decorating and design, either just for their own personal use or as a career. And I envy you lucky people who will be having Sarah as their instructor in the future! I'll miss her and this course!
This course was a little bit of work and a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed Sarah's style; her enthusiasm for her profession comes through in the material, assignments, quizzes & discussions. Although I have a lot of experience in interior design (many, many, remodeled homes), I have no formal training. The course fairly devotes time to both residential & commercial and I found myself learning new things and having existing skills reinforced. Great experience and many thanks!
I totally enjoyed taking this fun class. I will be able to use it in the future when I move into my new home. Sarah was an excellent teacher and I would strongly suggest to anyone to take this class because of her wealth of knowledge in design and her teaching skills.
This class increased my interior design knowledge in important areas of design, architectural language, color, lighting, materials, universal design and more. This is knowledge I can use immediately in my own home. Besides the excellent lesson content, the instructor's discussion area conversation was personable and information-packed too. Thank you so much!
Sarah, I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful course! You have done such a great job with the information and sharing your experiences. Also, thank you for sharing your resources. I have gained a lot of knowledge and have an idea of how and where to start looking for style, inspiration and furnishings. One of the deciding factors to take this particular course was your reviews from previous students. They were right about how lucky anyone would be to have you as an instructor and that they would miss you after the class was over. They are right! I really appreciate your detailed answers to the questions asked in this class. Your answers have been so helpful! I also have a new appreciation for other styles as the minimal luxe is now very appealing to me!
Sarah did a wonderful job teaching this class. I really appreciated the way she was very friendly in her answers to students' questions. Also, the thoughtful and detailed explanations to these questions were extremely helpful. Thanks for everything. One of the best classes I have taken through ed2go!
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Lesson 1 – The Vast World of Interior Design
Lesson 2 – Tools of the Trade
Lesson 3 – You Gotta Have Style
Lesson 4 – Colors of the World
Lesson 5 – Plans, Elevations, and Details—Oh My!
Lesson 6 – Plan That Space!
Lesson 7 – Living in a Material World
Lesson 8 – The Fabrics of Our Lives
Lesson 9 – Lights, Camera, Action!
Lesson 10 – Design for All
Lesson 11 – It’s Not Easy Being Green
Lesson 12 – Taking Care of Business