Interior Design

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Interior Design to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Making a home is one of the most basic, almost primitive instincts we have. Is your home the way you would like it to be? Do you know how to choose the correct colour schemes? Interior Design is a minefield of options and decisions which become less daunting as your course lessons progress. This course is full of tricks of the trade and simple suggestions to help you develop your skills to enhance your own space, whatever its style or size. We would hope that as a result you will feel stimulated to experiment with new ideas.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Materials you will Need for the Course
    • Style
      • Using Catalogues
  • Lesson Two
    • Colour
      • History
      • Colour in Design
      • Colour Charts
  • Lesson Three
    • Paint
      • History
      • Mood
      • Equipment
      • Application
      • Options for Wall Finishes
      • Types of Paint
  • Lesson Four
    • Fabrics
      • Uses
      • History
      • Sewing
  • Lesson Five
    • Curtains
      • Styles
      • Ideas for Rooms
      • Choice of Fabrics
      • Linings, Headings and Tie-backs
  • Lesson Six
    • Blinds
      • Uses
      • Styles
      • American Style Quilts
      • Fabrics
      • CafĂ© Curtains
      • Headings
      • Tracks and Poles
      • Cleaning
  • Lesson Seven
    • Flooring
      • Styles
      • Wooden Floors
      • Hard Flooring
      • Soft Flooring
      • Choices for Rooms
  • Lesson Eight
    • Flooring (Continued)
      • Rugs
      • Tiling
    • Wall Tiles
  • Lesson Nine
    • Lighting
      • Light in Art
      • Planning
      • Choices for Rooms
      • Types of Homes
      • Light Bulbs
      • Lampshades
      • Candles
      • Lighting in the Garden
  • Lesson Ten
    • Total Scheme
      • Analysis
      • A Mediterranean Scheme

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.