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Module 1

Colour In The Home

Module 2

Lighting Design

Module 3

Drawing a Scaled Floor Plan

Module 4

Bedroom Design

Module 5

Bathroom Design

Module 6

Drawing Scaled Elevations

Module 7

How to Create a Scheme Board

Module 8

Evidence and Evaluation

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Chapter One

Room by Room

How to Style Rooms in Your Home

Creative Challenge
Choose a Room

Chapter Two

Inspirational Styles

How to Choose a Style

Creative Challenge
Create a Style Mood Board

Chapter Three

Confidence with Colour

How to Choose Colours for Your Home

Creative Challenge
Choose One Colour

Chapter Four

Lighting your Home

How to Use Lighting to Enhance Your Home

Creative Challenge
A Lighting Collage

Chapter Five

Fabulous Flooring

How to Choose Flooring for Your Home

Creative Challenge
Flooring Image or Sourced Sample

Chapter Six

Wonderful Walls

How to Choose Wall Coverings for Your Home

Creative Challenge
Illusion of Space

Chapter Seven

Window Styling

How to Choose Window Dressings for Your Home

Creative Challenge
Choosing a Window Treatment and Fabric Sample

Chapter Eight

Adding Accessories

How to Use Accessories to Style Your Home

Creative Challenge
An Accessory to Inspire a Scheme

Chapter Nine

Your Own Project

How to Plan Your own Home Styling Project

Chapter Ten

Your Scheme Board

How to Create Your Scheme Board

Chapter Eleven

Tutor Feedback

How to Receive Expert Feedback on Your Scheme Board Design

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Module 1


The History of Style, Interiors and Architecture

  • See the influence of history on interior design and how it impacts on design schemes today
  • Learn about the Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco periods
  • Discover how global influences and social ethos can influence interior design such as the Gustavian, American Colonial and Shaker Movement
  • Create your own Historical Collage to help you research past influences on interior design
  • Module 2


    Current Trends

  • Understand how current trends can impact on design schemes today
  • Undertake your own research and create a Current Trend Collage to help broaden your knowledge of today’s influences on interior design
  • Module 3


    Colour Theory

  • Look at colour in depth and learn how colours work together
  • Master the basics of understanding the Colour Wheel
  • Recognise primary, secondary and tertiary colours
  • Learn about triadic, complementary, split-complementary, harmonious and monochromatic schemes and make 6 colour pieces
  • Create a Colour Mood Board
  • Module 4


    Designing With Colour

  • Understand the psychology of colour and how colours can impact on the feel of a room
  • Learn how colour can be used to give an illusion of space in interiors
  • Discover how to use colour with aspect in mind
  • Working to a design specification, create a Colour Brief Mood Board
  • Module 5


    Surveys, Plans and Ergonomics

  • Understand the importance of ergonomics when designing a space
  • Learn how to undertake a site survey
  • Take accurate measurements of a room of your choice
  • Draw a 1:20 Scaled Floorplan
  • Module 6


    Room Design

  • Be guided through the design considerations when planning a Living Room, Dining Room, Home-Based Office, Bedroom and Bathroom
  • Understand the design process and where to begin
  • Start to work on your own room design scheme
  • Source samples of fabrics, paint, wallcovering, accessories and visuals for your final scheme board
  • Module 7


    Lighting Design

  • Understand the different types of lighting and where best to use them
  • Create lighting collages
  • Design your own lighting plan
  • Module 8



  • Understand the importance of elevations as a visual guide
  • Create scaled elevations for your own room design
  • Module 9


    Scheme Boards

  • See examples of scheme boards
  • Create your own final scheme board for your room design
  • Module 10


    Designing For Clients

  • Understand the stages involved when designing for clients
  • Meeting the Client
  • Client Brief Questionnaire
  • The Project
  • Your Fees, Payment Terms and Schedules
  • Contracts / Terms and Conditions
  • Working with Suppliers and Contractors
  • Your Portfolio and Testimonials
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    Module 1

    Understanding Colour

    M1 - Understand Colour

    • Take an in-depth look at colour to understand its significance in interiors.
    • Learn about colour in its most basic form by mixing paint colours.
    • Make your own colour wheel.
    • Understand primary, secondary, tertiary colours, tints, tones and shades.
    • Make a grey scale.
    • Make a colour scale.
    • Create a Colour Mixing Mood Board.

    Module 2

    Historical Colour

    M2 - History

    • Look at the influence of history on interior décor and how it impacts on colour schemes today.
    • Start your own Historical Research Record.
    • Create your own Historical Colour Mood Board.

    Module 3

    Colour Trends

    M3 - Trends

    • Learn how current trends impact on colour choices.
    • Undertake your own research into colour trends.
    • Create a Colour Trend Collage.

    Module 4

    Colour Theory

    M4 - Theory

    • Learn about the Colour Wheel and colour theory.
    • Understand triadic, complementary, split-complementary, harmonious and monochromatic schemes.
    • Learn the secrets to putting together a successful colour palette.
    • See how a combination of colours can give a room a different ambience.
    • Create your own Colour Combination Mood Board.

    Module 5

    Colour and Aspect

    M5 - Apect

    • Learn how to specify a colour scheme with aspect in mind.
    • Understand which colours work best in different rooms.
    • Working to a Colour Brief, create a Colour Mood Board.

    Module 6

    Illusions and Colour

    M6 - Illusions

    • Learn how to change the look and perception of a size of room, simply by using colour.
    • Create 8 Room Illusions.

    Module 7

    The Psychology of Colour

    M7 - Pyschology

    • Learn how different colours can have an emotional response in interiors.
    • Understand which colours to use in different rooms.
    • Discover which colours not to use in certain rooms and why.
    • Working to a Brief, create a Colour Psychology Mood Board.

    Module 8

    Your Colour Consultancy Business

    M8 - Business

    • Paint – understand paint types and their application.
    • Learn how to work with clients and run a profitable business.
    • Plan Your Client Consultancy – the stages.
    • Your consultancy fee.
    • Top tips for home visits.
    • Client Questionnaire.
    • How to choose a colour palette with your client.
    • Writing the colour specification.
    • Contracts, Terms and Conditions and Invoices.
    • Your Portfolio.
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