Get Started on your Interior Decorator Quiz
Take the short interior decorator quiz, test your interior decorating prowess. A few random questions – you may know the answers, you may not, but it’s a few minutes of fun and we all love a good quiz don’t we?
How did you score in your Undiscovered Interior Decorator Quiz?
- 0-44% not a bad first effort, room for improvement
- 45%-69% great basic understanding of Interior Decorating
- 70% -90% you have real useable knowledge – well done
- 91%-100% you’re a superstar!
Read on to discover more about Interior Decorating…..
See examples of rooms with some insight into their decoration, along with expert tips and different ways to think about putting interior schemes together.
Do you want to Create Beautiful Bedrooms?
Interior decorating isn’t the art of creating the most eye-catching interior, sometimes it is often the opposite. People sometimes want an interior space that is quiet, refined, restrained with subtle detail. It’s a hard skill to have yet look how amazing it is when it is well executed. This bedroom setting looks comfortable, formal yet welcoming, no frills yet sophisticated, elegant, structured with the eye for detail like the piping on the bedcover and pillows. Imagine the difference without it. These are the little things that you start observing as you learn interior decorating. How the tiny details add up to big success. I love the bedroom setting.
Creating the Unexpected
Take a look at this interior, what do you see that you wouldn’t normally expect? I’ll give you a hint – it’s green. Yes it’s the fact that the similar styled lamps have a different color lampshade. The majority of the color in the room is warm golds and browns, earthy tones, then in the corner is a pop of green. I really think it makes a huge difference to this interior. You may ask why? I feel that the colors were looking washed out – all too similar with only a tiny bit of relief in the cushions, now with the highlight of green, it draws you eye into the corner and then you are drawn across the paintings. This makes the artwork a focal point but secondary to the green lampshade. Isn’t it funny how color creates movement in a space.
Lighting is the Key to a Successful Interior
Something often overlooked by Interior Decorators is lighting. They often use lamps for decorative purposes but forget about their functionality. The ability to understand how light works and how it can completely change the look of a room for day to night is a real skill. Lighting is your secret weapon. You can be the best Interior Decorator in town but if you don’t understand how light effects the color in your space and how the space will be used and the lighting requirements of the people using the space then your scheme will be only over be great not excellent. You will learn about lighting in WillowCollege’s Interior Decorating Course
The Art of Understanding Visual Grouping
You know how you play around with things on the coffee table until it looks just right? There is a way to make this easier for you when you know a little design theory. There are reasons why things look good when grouped together and are visually appealing to us, not understanding means you do have to play around a lot before you get it right. There are many factors that dictate how and why some things work and some don’t . They include proportion, balance, size, scale, rhythm, the Fibonacci series and more. You will learn design theory in WillowCollege’s Interior Decorating Course
Don’t Underestimate Pattern and Texture
When you look at this do you see pattern? Do you see texture? Or do you see both? Pattern doesn’t have to be multicolored. It can be created by the buttoning on the headboard for example, the rows on the woven wool wall hanging or the embossed design on the bedspread. By using pattern in this wy we also create texture, so this simple bedroom design doesn’t look flat, it had pattern and texture, subtle but still alluring. Even the timber floorboards create a pattern. They are everywhere! So as an Interior Decorator we need to think in 3D literally. Think about how things will feel, how they will look in scale and proportion to a space, especially with pattern. Think about how much of the pattern or texture to use, so you need to balance it in the space. Notice how the bedside lamps are very simple – the focus is on the velvet (pile) textured fabric and buttoning that creates the pattern on the bed headboard. It’s all about understanding the weight of color, pattern and texture and how to disperse it in a room for maximum effect. You know how you play around with things on the coffee table until it looks just right? There is a way to make this easier for you when you know a little design theory. There are reasons why things look good when grouped together and are visually appealing to us, not understanding means you do have to play around a lot before you get it right. There are many factors that dictate how and why some things work and some don’t . They include proportion, balance, size, scale, rhythm, the Fibonacci series and more. You will learn about color, pattern and texture in WillowCollege’s Interior Decorating Course
We hope you enjoyed WillowCollege’s Are you an Undiscovered Interior Decorator Quiz
If you loved the interior decorator quiz and feel inspired, why not progress your knowledge and discover how you can learn the art of interior decorating from the experts at WillowCollege.com Chris and Lee Brown will guide you through the many subjects involved in Interior Decorating. Online learning is fun and a great way to increase your interior decorating skills to set you apart from the others in the industry and make you the envy of your friends. Being an Interior Decorator involves skills that not everyone possesses. If you did well in the quiz, and enjoyed learning a few tips on this page why not take the next step?
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