How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro
Interior Design Styles Demystified
With so many different interior design styles available today, do you find yourself getting overwhelmed and unsure of how to choose a style or pull off a style well in your own home? It becomes even more complicated when you want to mix different interior design styles but are unsure of how to do that so it looks fabulous and well pulled together, instead of flat out chaotic.
To that end, this course has been created to help you understand the defining characteristics of 18 different popular interior design styles today so that you can either create one of those styles in your own home or learn how to easily and effectively mix different styles on your own.
Please note that this course only covers the characteristics of various interior design styles. It does NOT provide information on how to pull together a room (e.g., furniture layouts, rug sizes, etc.). That information can be found in my course "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps"
That said, this course will go fairly deeply into 18 different and distinct interior design styles in areas that include:
- Defining furniture characteristics
- Common materials used in each style
- Appropriate color schemes and patterns for each style
- Window and floor covering options for each style
- Lighting, artwork and accessories appropriate to each style
- Retailers that carry furnishings for each particular style
We will also spend an entire section focused solely on how to mix styles well using a simple, formulaic approach. You will learn how to do this both through a lecture approach as well as listening to 2 real life case studies.
Finally, after each style section, you will have an opportunity to take a style quiz to help you find out which interior design styles are best suited to you based on your preferences.
This course is a great choice for anyone wanting to learn more about different interior design styles and how to mix them successfully on their own, and for interior designers who want to brush up their skills on different interior design styles.
Join me for a exciting journey into the world of interior design styles!
- If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required). I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class. Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details". My other three courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.
- Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer. As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field. My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.
What Students Are Saying
"I'm a freshly pass-out graduate and have a degree in Architecture. I took up this course to have a more deeper understanding of interior styles and the details and different aspects involved while designing interiors and am glad I took the course. Enjoying the course so far and definitely discovered some new terms and domains. The instructor explains the contents with such ease and excitement that students naturally feel enthusiastic about knowing more. Love it!" - Neha S.
"Erikka is amazing at explaining each design style in a very logical and clear manner. She is very knowledgeable and was able to explain how to pair different styles, I'd definitely recommend this course very highly!" - Diana M.
"The course is really good! Now I can easily define the exact style, find the difference between Modern and Contemporary styles and, what is more important, now I know styles are my favorite! This my first course in the field of Interior design. Recommend it for sure."
- Maryna C.
Hi, I'm Erikka Fogleman, owner of Erikka Dawn Interiors. In addition to designing beautiful and functional interiors for clients, I also teach classes online for interior design enthusiasts, interior design students, and interior design professionals.
Through my classes, I will show you how many areas of interior design can be broken down into simple-to-use processes and formulas, so that you can be successful in creating beautiful rooms all on your own using an easy, systematic approach.
I’ve been designing and redesigning rooms for as long as I can remember – first for myself, then for friends and family, and finally, after graduating from the Interior Design program at the New York Institute of Art and Design, I decided to make it my full-time career. Today, I own my own thriving interior design business. While I would love to see everyone hire an interior designer, I know that it's not feasible or desired by everyone, so I've created easy-to-understand classes to break down the "science" of design. Quite simply because everyone should love their home.
I hope you’ll join me in some or all of my classes, so you, too, can learn how to create your dream home!
StartIntroduction to Formal Interior Design Styles (1:22)
StartTraditional Interior Design Style (17:40)
StartEnglish Country Interior Design Style (12:49)
StartModern French Interior Design Style (15:41)
StartMediterranean Interior Design Style (16:47)
StartActivity #1 - Which Formal Interior Design Style Suits You Best?
StartIntroduction to Casual Interior Design Styles (1:12)
StartCoastal Chic Interior Design Style (13:18)
StartScandinavian Interior Design Style (11:06)
StartFrench Country Interior Design Style (14:30)
StartTuscan Interior Design Style (15:19)
StartBohemian Interior Design Style Part I (9:28)
StartBohemian Interior Design Style Part II (11:46)
StartFarmhouse Interior Design Style (14:44)
StartWestern Interior Design Style (11:38)
StartActivity #2 - Which Casual interior Design Styles Suits Your Best?