What's Your Style?
Learn what interior decorators know about design styles accessorizing, room arrangements and more. Sketching your room will bring your ideas to life and help you finish the plan. Your home design and decorating projects will be easier and more successful. With these lessons you'll learn to put your design style into practice. The lessons are free and you can use them as much as you want!
Today there are hundreds of styles and themes that you can take inspiration from when designing your home. Most designs fall into one of four major styles; formal, traditional, casual, and modern.
This lesson will teach you how to recognize each of the four major design styles and which room elements fit into each. You will also learn to identify the style that most closely fits you.
Successful interior decorating depends on your understanding of the six general principles for placing furniture. No one is comfortable in a room that feels crowded and constrained.
In this lesson you will learn how to arrange your furniture so the room will feel comfortable and inviting to you and your guests.
Accessorizing can be a fun part of interior decorating. Accessories can add accent and emphasis to any room. Accessories can pull an entire design together to create mood and harmony.
In this lesson you will learn how to use accessories to bring your room alive by adding interest, texture, shape, and color. You'll learn to decorate with lighting, throw pillows, wall hangings and more.
Drawing a simple sketch of the room you are decorating will help you visualize the completed project. It will help you find flaws that need your attention. It will help you feel comfortable about the decisions you are making.
In this lesson you will learn how to sketch your room either on paper or using a computer application.