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Interior Decoration Essentials 101

A day based course offering students a thorough understanding of the key concepts and terms used by professional interior decorators.

7 Weeks - Every Wednesday

On-Campus Courses


9:30am – 4pm


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  • Course Overview  

    This inspirational course will give you a thorough understanding of the key concepts and terms used by professional interior decorators, with an insight into colour schemes, soft furnishings, window coverings, lighting and more. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to advise customers on interior decoration projects, including recommending soft furnishings and design decorations to a project brief. Create mood, colour and materials’ boards with professional panache and graduate with your own portfolio pieces to entice future clients or employers. Held on campus every Wednesday for seven weeks.

  • Course Content  

    - What is an Interior Decorator?
    - Mood Boards
    - Interior Trends
    - Developing a Theme
    - History of Design and Decoration Styles
    - Elements and Principles of Design
    - Colour Wheel & Colour Theory
    - Colour Scheming & Colour Harmonies
    - Introduction to Hard Materials and Soft Materials
    - Site Analysis/ Measurement/ Furniture Placement
    - Lighting
    - Wall and Floor Coverings
    - Costing’s and budget
    - Accessories selection and arrangement
    - Major Project: analysing a client brief and create an overall concept.

  • Accreditation  

    TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore, RTO 90003, Statement of Attainment in Interior Decoration Essentials


    This course gains the following TAFE credits:

    MSFID4003 - Prepare a materials board for client presentation
    BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
    MSFID5011 - Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution.



    Suitable for those wanting to advance in a career in design or personal interior projects.


    Our educators are industry leaders, practicing interior designers and experts in the field.


“This course has pushed me and enhanced my skills beyond what I thought I was capable of”

Annette Papworth

Interior Decoration Essentials 101

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Phone the Coco Republic Design School on 1300 000 220 or int +612 9384 4243
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