Introduction to Interior Decoration

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Course description

Have you walked into a room that you’ve never been in before and felt right at home? How is that? Learn the key to good design and how to decorate a room that truly reflects your personality. Develop your own style and colour schemes, choose the lighting and flooring that best meets your needs and learn the art of furniture and accessory arrangement. This course will give you the confidence to get started and make good decorating decisions.

If you want to learn about Interior Decoration here in Sydney, then this course is for you.


During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

  • Introduction and overview
  • Line exercise – start looking for a room you like and room personalities
  • Colour wheel
  • Exterior colour
  • Colour psychology
  • Colour – tone
  • Colour schemes
  • Colour and architectural elements
  • Kitchen and bathrooms
  • Fabrics and curtains
  • Lighting, soft furnishings
  • Picture of a room you like
  • Bedrooms-foyers
  • Exercise-co-ordinate a room
  • Enrichment and accessories

The intended Learning Outcomes for this course are as follows.

By the end of the Introduction to Interior Decoration Class, students will be able to:

  • Identify different interior design styles
  • Discuss the colour wheel and colour schemes, and the psychology of colour and how it affects the way we live
  • Mixing colours
  • Plan your own colour schemes
  • Describe basic types of lighting and plan your lighting needs
  • Plan your flooring needs
  • Understand fabrics and select for a variety of uses, accessories, curtains and soft furnishing
  • Plan your space and storage
  • Plan and organise furniture for a space
Please bring to class
  • At least 10 magazine tear-outs of a variety of your favourite rooms and decorating ideas
  • Biro and black fine-tipped felt marker
  • Small colour wheel
  • 1 x piece of A3 boxboard
  • Please wear closed in shoes
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors
Other Information

Discounts for SCC students are available with the following retailers:

  • 10% discount at Dans Art Design – enter code ‘SCC’ at the checkout.

The link to the Website is DansArtDesign

  • Tilly’s Art Supplies in Rozelle, 10% off
  • Art On King Art Supplies in Newtown, 10% off
  • Eckersley’s Art Supplies in York Street, 10% off

City Campus, York Street – 91 York Street in the Holmes Institute, Sydney. 5 minutes walk from Town Hall station and the QVB.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • David said: Ascanio, was a pleasure to have as a tutor He was knowledgeable, and made the content enjoyable

  • Sinha said: 5 STARS

  • Margot said: I got more than I expected from this course. It has changed they way I look at things and opened my eyes to what was in front of me. THANKS

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