Design Theory & Interior Design

Design Theory & Interior Design

This course is composed of 7 modules available for you to access and review at your own pace. Purchase this course for just $645.

Design Theory & Interior Design

  • ID: IDO
Do you have a major home reno project coming up? An apartment that needs a serious style injection? Or maybe you've just always wanted to learn more about design theory and how you can apply this to transform your living space on a budget.
Whatever your design inspiration, our Design Theory & Interior Design course will take you through the basics (and then some!). We'll start by building a strong foundation, diving deep into the design principles and elements that underlie all good design. Going beyond interior design, this new design vocabulary will help you with any creative-based project!
You will also learn how to apply design theory when completing interior design projects of all shapes and sizes. From space planning to lighting to color psychology to feng shui – there is no project too big nor detail too small that wouldn't benefit from your powerful new design knowledge.
Aside from insider knowledge and design theory, this course is filled to the brim with stunning visuals and enough interior inspiration to last a lifetime! To help illuminate all of the practical knowledge, we have included a fascinating history of interior design from the Ancient Egyptians to today, as well as a full section of design styles and top tips for achieving the looks.



  • A beautiful, interactive course format optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
  • Enjoy stunning visuals and countless examples of interior design styles, themes, and applications.
  • Download a workbook filled with exercises to help you reflect on and apply what you are learning.
  • Master the design principles and elements that underlie all good design.


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  • 7 Modules
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Module Overview

1 Course Workbooks & Guidelines 6 Rhythm
2 Introduction to Design Theory & Interior Design 7 Scale
3 Introduction to Principles & Elements of Design 8 Emphasis
4 Unity & Harmony 9 Contrast
5 Balance 10 Proportion
11 Knowledge Check 16 Pattern
12 Space 17 Light
13 Form 18 Color
14 Line 19 Knowledge Check
15 Texture 20 Introduction to the History of Interior Design
21 Ancient Mesopotamia & Egypt 26 Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo
22 Ancient Greece 27 Neoclassical & 19th Century Revival Styles
23 Ancient Rome 28 Bauhaus & 20th Century Design
24 Knowledge Check 29 Knowledge Check
25 Middle Ages 30 Space Planning & Design Fundamentals
31 Design Process & Investigation Techniques 36 Using a Color Wheel
32 Anthropometrics 37 Choosing a Color Scheme
33 Environmental Psychology 38 Lighting
34 Color Psychology 39 Flooring
35 Creating a Color Plan 40 Wall Treatments: Paint
41 Wall Treatments: Wallpaper 46 Types of Fabric
42 Wall Treatments: Other 47 Choosing Fabric
43 Plaster & Molding 48 Soft Furnishings
44 Windows & Doors 49 Upholstery & Loose Covers
45 Fireplaces 50 Practicing Green Design
51 Furniture: an A-Z Style Guide 56 Living Rooms
52 Knowledge Check 57 Basements
53 Arranging Furniture 58 Kitchens
54 Creating a Focal Point 59 Bedrooms
55 Large Spaces 60 Kid's Bedrooms
61 Bathrooms 66 Candles
62 Antiques & Upcycling 67 Creating Space
63 Blending Old & New 68 Decluttering Solutions
64 Accessories 69 Introduction to Decorating Styles
65 Feng Shui & Creating Calm 70 Georgian
71 Victorian 76 Contemporary
72 Edwardian 77 Traditional
73 Art Deco 78 Eclectic
74 Shabby Chic 79 Garden
75 Maximalism 80 Tuscan
81 Safari 86 Measurement Guide Series
82 French Country 87 Final Project Submission Guidelines
83 English Country Cottage
84 Wrapping Up
85 Expert Advice



What's Included?

This course package includes online access to our Design Theory & Interior Design online course, a downloadable course workbook, knowledge checks throughout the course, access to tutor support, an assessment of the course workbook, a certificate upon successful completion, and 3 months of course access time from when you first enroll in the course.


To successfully complete this course and earn a certificate, you must submit the course workbook for assessment. This workbook will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. The first assessment of the workbook is included in this course package, and re-submissions will incur a fee. Should you only wish to complete the course for personal experience, and do not require certification, you are not required to submit the workbook.

Tutor Support

This course package includes tutor support, which is available Monday to Friday. You can contact the tutor support team directly from your student dashboard. Tutors respond within 24-48 hours.


Anyone over the age of 16 can purchase and complete this course package. If you are under the age of 16 or wish to purchase this for someone under the age of 16, parental consent is required. Please contact for more information.

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