Understanding the core principles of decorating is essential when renovating or sprucing up an interior. It is the use of the decorating core principles that creates a well-balanced, aesthetically pleasing and functional space.
This 8 week online short course is the ultimate beginners guide to those wanting to learn how to decorate their house, those who are wanting to enter the industry or those who are in the industry but would like to recap the basics.
This course begins by introducing the fundamentals of interior decorating elements, acquaints you with the principles of decorating and colour and then unpacks style and trends in to enlighten you as to where decorating has come from and where it is going. The course also takes an in-depth look at the industry and dealing with contractors and clients to round off your learning journey.
If you are excited about kicking off your dream of learning how to create beautiful interiors, this is the course for you.
Welcome and introduction to the course
Décor Elements: Line, Shape, Form, Texture, Pattern
Décor Principles: Proportion, Scale, Balance, Rhythm, Emphasis, Harmony
Colour: The Science of colour, Colour systems
Colour schemes & decorating with colour
Style: Defining, evaluating & developing style
Trends: Defining & evaluating trends, Trend forecasting
Industry application & involvement and communication with contractors
Wrap up & conclusion
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP
Join us as we learn through these dynamic, special edition masterclasses led by Steve Smith, Editor-in-Chief at the renowned VISI Magazine as he chats with leading Industry Expert Hendre Bloem.
A specialist in Interior Design, you’ll learn the latest in trend forecasting, principles and elements as well as expert tips and tricks to ensure your future career in Interior Design is a success.
MEET YOUR LECTURERS
With a passion for education, Jaimie has her P.G. Dip in Higher Education along with other qualifications including interior design. She has been a lecturer since 2007 and has been in the interior design industry for several years. She enjoys enriching minds and inspiring students and loves seeing the spark in student’s eyes when the penny drops. Her dedication to nurturing students and providing quality education can be seen in the care and attention she gives to each student.
Liezl has been a BHC lecturer since 2013. As a lecturer, Liezl teaches on the full-time Interior Decorating programme, as well as the full-time Interior Design programme. She runs the studios for the first year in both programmes and teaches other modules to the second and third years.
As a professional, Liezl has worked in the industry since 2006 and specialises in renovations, alterations and council submissions, along with wedding layout planning.
CHER VAN DER MESCHT
Cher joined BHC in 2022 as a lecturer. She teaches on both the Interior Decorating full-time programme and the Interior design full-time programme. Her favourite thing about being a lecturer is nurturing the students and watching their confidence grow. Cher has qualifications in interior design and decorating, which extend to a Bachelor of Environmental Design. Cher is passionate about interior decorating and design and owns her owns Interior design and decorating business, Styl'd by Cher, that focuses on residential design and decorating.