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How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro

With so many different interior design styles available today, do you find yourself getting overwhelmed and unsure of how to choose a style or pull off a style well in your own home? It becomes even more complicated when you want to mix different interior design styles but are unsure of how to do that so it looks fabulous and well pulled together, instead of flat out chaotic.  

To that end, this course has been created to help you understand the defining characteristics of 18 different popular interior design styles today so that you can either create one of those styles in your own home or learn how to easily and effectively mix different styles on your own.  

Please note that this course only covers the characteristics of various interior design styles.  It does NOT provide information on how to pull together a room (e.g., furniture layouts, rug sizes, etc.).  That information can be found in my course "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps"

That said, this course will go fairly deeply into 18 different and distinct interior design styles in areas that include:

  • Defining furniture characteristics

  • Common materials used in each style

  • Appropriate color schemes and patterns for each style

  • Window and floor covering options for each style

  • Lighting, artwork and accessories appropriate to each style

  • Retailers that carry furnishings for each particular style

We will also spend an entire section focused solely on how to mix styles well using a simple, formulaic approach.  You will learn how to do this both through a lecture approach as well as listening to 2 real life case studies.

Finally, after each style section, you will have an opportunity to take a style quiz to help you find out which interior design styles are best suited to you based on your preferences.

This course is a great choice for anyone wanting to learn more about different interior design styles and how to mix them successfully on their own, and for interior designers who want to brush up their skills on different interior design styles.

Join me for a exciting journey into the world of interior design styles.

  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.

  • Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

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    Length 6 total hours
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    Instructor Erikka Fogleman
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    Language English
    Subjects Art & Design
    Tags Design Interior Design

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    Excellent as so far all Erikka's courses I've taken.

    So far it has been interesting but little information.

    I like how she goes through each styles and explains what makes them different from each other So far, it seems to be a good pace for my inexperience.

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    I feel like I’m learning a lot It’s explained very well, but would love to see actual real life examples Enhances what I knew and brought to light what I did not know.

    I feel like I’m being spoken to as if I was in elementary school.

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    yes a good match, looking forward for more knowledge The lecture are v detailed Fantastic I like it so far Si, muy útil para iniciarme en este tema Yes it gives me some good basic knowledge into decorating my own room.

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    Interior Design Teacher $39k

    Freelance Interior design $47k

    Hospitality Interior Design $48k

    Interior Design/Sales $49k

    Interior design librarian $50k

    Interior Design / Sales $57k

    Associate Interior Design Professional $61k

    Coordinator, Interior Design $77k

    Professor of Interior Design $87k

    Interior Design Partner $91k

    Interior Design Engineer $98k

    Master Director of Interior Design $187k

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    Rating 4.3 based on 407 ratings
    Length 6 total hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $12
    From Udemy
    Instructor Erikka Fogleman
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects Art & Design
    Tags Design Interior Design

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