Ever wished you could properly learn how to think like an interior designer? Or transform all your interior ideas into reality?
Thanks to KLC’s My Design School, you can learn the principles of good design and develop your own personal style with their Design Your Own Home course. What’s more, with their interactive online course, you can do so in your own time, from the comfort of your home.
The course focuses on helping you to design a room in your own home (not a bathroom or kitchen) and covers everything from colour and pattern, to planning your space, finding products and materials and lighting it correctly.
KLC have kindly given me the opportunity to try out the course and I’ve spent the last few weeks busily listening to podcasts, reading course material and taking part in some enjoyable course work.
The experienced tutor is excellent at what she does and you feel in safe hands. What’s more, you’re not alone, as there’s a very active group on Facebook where you can post your ideas, examples of work and chat to your tutor and fellow course mates.
The My Design School course runs for five weeks and I’m about halfway through at the moment. So far, it’s been fascinating. Each week day, there are course notes to read and download and webcasts to listen to in the secure online learning environment. You can log on and do so at your own pace and at whatever time of day suits you.
It’s not a course that involves having to formally hand in or have work marked, which helps take the pressure off a bit. But it does actively encourage you to do the suggested activities. In fact, you’ll get a lot more from it if you do. A lot of people taking the course upload and share their work in the private Facebook group, which adds another element to the learning process and often ignites lots of fascinating conversation.
It does help if you’re familiar with Facebook already and a basic knowledge of Pinterest would be useful to (although if not, you are guided through using it). KLC suggest that you need about eight hours a week to fully benefit from the course.
The next session of the home-based My Design School: Design Your Own Home course takes place in June 2016. If you’re interested in interior design and are serious about redecorating your own home, then it’s well worth taking the plunge and signing up.
(Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with KLC, but all views and opinions are my own).1