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Renovate and Decorate Short Course

Course description

Youll also learn about how to use colour, lighting, materials and finishes when re-decorating your home and valuable advice on working with builders and tradespeople.

The course will be packed with practical advice and fresh interior ideas to help you unleash your creativity and discover new ways to transform a house into a home.

Please bring plans with measurements and images, in relation to an existing renovation project, along to the first class. If you are not able to bring these along, your tutor will provide you with a hypothetical plan, to work from.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand the key design processes and steps involved in decorating and renovating a residential interior. You will have the confidence to successfully plan your home design project, plus know how to identify and take the necessary steps to create your desired environment.

Who should attend

Anyone with a passion for interiors; perfect for new or prospective home owners intent on creating their dream interior or re-decorating an existing room or space in their home. This course will give you the tips and insider knowledge to turn your ideas into a reality.

Level: Beginners

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered

  • Overview of the design process / defining your style / mood boards
  • Planning the space - working to scale / site survey / drawing plans and elevation
  • Planning and elevation’s
  • Furnishings - functionality and aesthetics / how to use colour
  • Kitchens / bathrooms / lighting
  • Sourcing and sample boards
  • Sourcing materials & finishes / hard surfaces / writing a specification
  • Project management / hiring the correct experts


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Pencil and notebook
  • A3 graph paper - approx. 5 sheets
  • A3 pad of tracing paper
  • 5m tape measure
  • Scale ruler - including scales 1:50 and 1:20/1:25
  • Triangular set square - 250mm
  • Masking tape
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • 0.5mm propelling pencil
  • Eraser
  • 0.1mm fineliner pen
  • Images of furniture and soft furnishings and samples
  • Magazines/images for mood board
  • Printed copies of your plans, with measurements.

Please ensure they are at scale 1:50. Please choose one room to work with on the course

Meet the Tutor:

Join Renovate and Decorate and gain design inspiration, tips and skills over this 3 day course, as you learn the essential steps to plan and manage a home decoration project.

Under the guidance of a professional interior designer, you will learn simple methods to develop your design concept and effectively translate this into a workable, functional and stylish home design.

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