Where to start learning interior design?

4 August, 2021 Albert Howe 6

Answers (6):

    6 August, 2021

    If you want to practice, the best way would be to start with a landscaping course. Gardens are another form of interior design- or "plant therapy" if you will. And even if you just want to focus on decorative elements like furniture and accessories, it's always good for those items as well as your home furnishings to have an outdoor flair or "outdoor living space." Whenever I work on a project that involves both indoors and outdoors I always think about how they'll affect each other- from all four seasons. That's partly why I first got into landscaping, because plants can do so much more than we tend to give them credit for when we're designing an interior space.

    6 August, 2021

    The easiest way to learn about interior design is by observing it. Start with learning more about the history of each type of style, and then you'll know how each piece came to be in its current state.
    Landscape design has a large bearing on the feel and function of indoor spaces, so watching outdoor spaces can help make up for any corner cutting when it comes to landscaping your own yard.

    6 August, 2021

    There are many ways to get into the field of interior design. One way is through a formal education program, and there are also online courses that offer introduction to all aspects of the field. Other options include just picking up books on interior design and work with friends who may have some professional training in order to learn what it takes to turn space into a living environment. Landscape designers start out by getting licensed or registered by their regional authorities or licensing board of landscaping professionals (for example, ASLA). They typically take classes at community colleges, four-year universities or short programs like Penn State's Landscape Design Institute at Mont Alto campus--although certification exams can be taken through the American Society of Landscape Architects.

    6 August, 2021

    The first step to understanding the process of home design is observing what's already in place. A successful interior designer must be able to see with open eyes, take notice of the individual properties of not only buildings but also their inhabitants. Observing a current space requires walking around it—think as if you were an art critic or journalist, taking note and snapping photos (or shooting video)—for later reference. Understand that everything about the space will dictate its messaging—from where you park your car in relation to an entranceway to what exactly your morning routine consists of while living there.

    6 August, 2021

    There are many ways to learn about interior design. You can attend classes, take online courses, read books and blogs or watch tutorials on YouTube. But if you want to get into landscape design, study landscaping instead of interior design. Interior designers don't typically work with plants and outside planting. They're more involved with doorways, windows and furniture inside of a building like a house or office space. Landscape designers are better suited for work in the outdoors as they're experts in trees and bushes as well as pathways for people to walk on through an area that's being designed by someone who has expertise in this field.

    6 August, 2021

    This is a difficult question. It would depend on what kind of interior design you are interested in--interior decorating, home furnishings, lighting and fixtures, etc. If you were looking for a broad understanding of the whole field, then I would recommend the Landscape Architecture Certificate Program at University of California - Berkeley Extension. From their website: "The certificate program provides an interdisciplinary perspective that applies knowledge from botany to construction techniques and from plant communities to public policy."