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AAEAAQAAAAAAAARFAAAAJDc0NzZmZWI5LWZhM2MtNDA5OC04NmVjLTU3OTJiN2Y0NTg4OAPotential candidates of interior design naturally would like to know what subjects are studied on an interior design course so that they can decide if they want to take the next step into a new career.

There is a wide variety of subjects that can be taken on these types of courses, some of which are not necessary for someone who quickly wants to start work as an interior designer.

If you were to ask a group of interior designers what they considered to be the best sessions to take to become familiar with the processes of interior design, you could compile a list of common choices as there would likely be agreement on those which are the most useful.

Everybody has a different set of personality attributes and because interior design students are changing their careers from a diverse range of work backgrounds, there are different subject types and different approaches to get the necessary information to them. There is always more than one way to learn something, for example, interior design can be taught by demonstration (learning by doing) or from reading up on the subject and applying, for example, what has been done before to what makes sense to you. In addition, some people are organised, some are very creative and courses will hopefully train individuals to have both of those traits or meet in the middle.

There are a number of courses that many have deemed as fundamental to their careers in interior design and I will list them here:

1. Interior Design

The main subject itself, is obviously necessary. Organisations might have different names for this topic, for example, the 'business of interior design'. Interior designers actually work on projects, earning fees by contracting with clients to design a room or rooms in their homes. Any good course will therefore explain to the student what is involved in the process of acquiring the project, doing the client presentation, showing how to choose the correct fabrics and discussing anything a design student would need to know while working on a project such as time management, presentation etc.

2. Soft Furnishings

The subject could also called be F, F & E (Furniture, Fittings and Equipment) and shows how to correctly dress a given room with all of the items that are going into it. For example, if you imagine the permutations available when giving an interior designer an empty room to fill, they would need to choose the correct sofas, tables, cabinets etc to fill that space. Some of these items can be bought from retail channels but a good course will deal with the natural exceptions to the rule. Given that the designer is going to fulfil the client brief, that brief could change over time or the client might want to have something made especially for them. This course would also deal with contemporary styles, current colour trends and would need to make sure that students understand every stage of completing the brief.

3. Auto cad

This is the go to software for dealing with 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional projects and because of its wide usage; all students of interior design need to learn how to use it at some level. There are courses on this software ranging from beginners to advanced but normally a student ingrained in the basics can then find their way around its more advanced features. A good course will also deal with exporting .dwg files so that they can be imported into additional software later. Thus ensuring a much wider range of uses so that once the hard work of creating the drawings in the cad software is done, the student can produce exceptional 3 dimensional images to show off their project.

4. Technical Drawing

This subject is covered by most of the best schools at some level. The course involves students taking out a pencil and using a drawing board which can be a shock to those who have never been creative at school. This subject also gives candidates an idea of the rigours of drawing but those individuals should not be too concerned because once the processes are understood, later when working as a designer, the work can be delegated to somebody else who prefers the technical aspects. The 3 point perspective of a room drawing is a standard exercise and once undertaken the student will really have a clearer idea of what an interior design project involves. Understanding a technical drawing means that the student has a full grasp of all of the measurements relating to the room they are working on and they can now relate this information either to the client or a potential supplier of produce to them.

5. Photoshop (Visual Packages)

Adobe Photoshop and drawing packages like this help the student learn how to become creative while also becoming familiar with computers. It is vital that potential interior designers acquire the tools to get together ideas and inspiration for when they are working on projects in the future. Often the client will only see the end result of the work done by the designer but in order to take on a project, the student designer needs to be able to produce presentations for the client and these will be undertaken in a package like Photoshop. Students can learn how to scan in drawings or photographs they have taken into layers. This will allow them to be creative and produce different versions of the scanned items, eg changing colours of carpets, flooring, introducing new textures and combining other digitally content created elsewhere so that a design sketch image can be produced showing the theme of the project the designer intends to work on.

 

Fun-teen-bedroom-decor-with-trendy-swingDoing anything right for a teenager is mind-boggling. The color, style, price and so on have to be right. Getting them to do it is even more difficult as favorites come and go at astonishing rate. This is the same with décor for teenagers. At one time, the walls are full of Miley Cyrus, the next they are bare except for that meditating Indian dieting and spiritual guru on the corner.

Getting décor right for your teenage daughter will involve a mix of good taste and experimentation. One décor style that can give you enough room for experimentation is shabby chic home décor style. Featuring distressed furniture and other vintage items, this will appeal to your teenage daughter's throwback moments.

A mini apartment

Your teenage daughter will very likely want to have a room that serves as a sleeping area, a study area and an area to hang out with visiting friends. There is a lot of pressure to be cool and have a wow effect on the friends. To fulfill all these needs some basic furniture items needed will be a good-sized bed, a study desk and if the room size allows a couch. Any of these items can be purchased new or used. With used, sanding down and adding a fresh coat of paint, then sanding a little more will give that perfect distressed look at minimal expense.

Shabby chic furniture has a wide variety of items to choose from in the distressed décor fashion. The vintage look of the items will have the friends drooling over her cool kick back sense of taste.

The colors

The room will need colors that pronounce your teenager's feminism as well as give her room to experiment. Shabby chic décor style colors are soft pink, white and pastel. The pinks are ideal for the feminine look and can be used on the bed cloths. White walls are ideal for giving room for different wall adornments that will vary from time to time. Rugs and throw pillows are a perfect way to give the room a pop of color. With the room painted white, the options are endless to what colors she would like to add to make the pop of color. Pinks, reds, oranges, blues or purples will add the pop of color and still stay within the shabby chic - distressed look.

Accessories

Wall art is best left to the teenager to pick out lest you waste your money on unwanted items. One thing that is sure to impress her is a full-sized wall mirror on which she can try out outfits and makeups.

Despite the difficulty of getting gifts right for the teenage, a wall portrait of her will be much appreciated. Choose pencil art for a fine piece that will surely be appreciated for a long time.

Lighting

Go for colored lighting that your teenager can change as her mood and situation demands. You can get her a medium-sized chandelier that can be lighted separately for ordinary lighting during study. Alternatively get her a task light for above her desk.

 

5e5d8cadf79b45513d7455e072db2c87Don't know what to do with that lingering plant stand? Brighten up any space by bringing the power of greeneries inside your house. Indoor plants do not only beautify your home, but also purifies the air you breathe and gives you a sense of comfort. You got to see beneath their beauty and you'll uncover that their benefits exceed aesthetic.

A place where you seek comfort should have a tranquil environment, a safe haven for your body and mind to be distant from stress. You will find refuge through plants. We feel at ease with our habitat when we are instinctively close to vegetation. Being close to nature makes you a much happier person.

Greeneries add life to a room. To add style and glamor to a dull and boring space, try out these 3 fun ways to maximize their versatility.

Spice-up Hubs and Corners

There is always that flat corner inside a home, so you got to figure out some way to prevent it from staying that way. For a tricky and empty space, a tall plant stand will spice it up! Layer it with an abundance of green to add color. You could also opt for a tall snake plant as they are quite easy to maintain. Enormous greeneries with colorful containers will add vibrancy to a corner plant stand.

If you want the center of your room to be the focus of your home, a center plant stand will do the trick. You can place an attractive planter or a bouquet of flowers on top of it to draw out attention.

Hanging Plant Stand

Get rid of traditional frames, make way for a hanging plant stand on your wall. Potted greeneries are great for this when you have a limited floor space. If you want a living sculpture, you could opt for greeneries that stream out or cascade down from their containers. They make a quite unique decoration and add a nice airy feel to an empty space.

Small Fillers

Utilize your hand-me-down porcelains to make an eccentric indoor vintage garden through a cute table top plant stand. You can also bring to life onto a counter space by mounting them in your kitchen. Succulents are great for decors for small spaces and require little attention. When you pair different succulent varieties, you can create an adorable mini pot.

Be spontaneous and make a combined statement. Simply bring out your creativity and group greeneries together to create a contrasting mix of colors that will absolutely look breathtaking.

unduhan (49)Nothing says tacky about a home like dirty and worn out furniture. Many people will buy good furniture but let it run down by sheer negligence or lack of knowhow on caring for it. In other cases the furniture may be worn out by the heavy and abusive use. If the furniture was of poor quality it breaks down very quickly.

Décor furniture especially that covered in upholstery can get dirty quite fast if not cared for well or exposed to dust and mud. Sofas, beds, and other furniture covered upholstery are also susceptible to fade with time if left in harsh sunlight.

Any furniture shop that sells shabby chic will have some tips to share on how to care for their distressed décor furniture.

Cleaning

Upholstery should be vacuumed at least once weekly and the loose covers laundered weekly too. Dirt that has fallen in hard to reach places like crevices under cushions should also be cleared with a narrow object.

Protecting fabric

Spills and stains can be avoided by using spray fabric protectors. These can be applied when the upholstery is being installed. You can also buy commercial.

Caring for cushions

Cushions that remain at one point for long tend to sink as they get sat on day after day. It is important to flip them and rotate them to another spot.

Rearrange furniture

To avoid one item being used too frequently and wearing out faster than the rest of the furniture, rearrange the furniture at least once in six months.

Rest covers

Headrests, chair backs and armrests wear out faster than the rest of the parts. They also get dirty faster as they come into contact with bare skin and hair. One can get a cover for the rest in the same color. These covers are barely noticeable but very effective in protecting the upholstery fabric.

Washable slip covers are very good to use in warm weather as they can be easily washed while they effectively protect the furniture against stains and spills.

Caring for bare wood

For bare parts of furniture, a damp cloth should be used to wipe off dust and any other stains. Dusting frequently is advised to prevent the dust from caking into a hard coat that is harder to get off.

You can choose to renew the shine on bare wood by using polish or wax. Applying polish is easier but polish can cake up if applied too many times. Wax can be washed off with oil soap and a new coat applied.

When the upholstery gets too old you can always head back to the store and purchase more shabby chic items for a new distressed home décor.