The syllabus includes:
•Where to begin, how to get inspiration, prioritising the budget
•Colour theory and principles
•How to design and plan a space
•Planning room layouts - how to produce plans and elevations
•Developing a style (how to create an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive decorative style)
•The effective use of colour, pattern and texture
•Wall and floor coverings and how to develop a suitable palette of finishes/materials
•Window treatments (ideas for inspiration, appropriate treatments for different shaped windows and rooms)
•Styling and display (including the rules of display, using accessories in interiors, mixing inherited, antique and contemporary pieces, using antiques in today's interiors, making the best of what you, or your clients, have)
•Basic visual presentation techniques (how to communicate design ideas visually through the preparation of design/mood and sample boards)
•The course is taught through a one-room project which students should have completed and presented by the end of the course, demonstrating the learning achievements.
Tea and coffee making facilities will be provided.