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Interior Decorating Schools

Interior decorating requires the ability to look at a room or space and transform it into something more beautiful by using decoration. In interior decorating schools, you will learn how to make use of color, fabric, style, texture, accessories, lighting, etc. to create a new and improved interior in a way that reflects your own personal style and your client's taste.

There are several factors to consider when choosing an interior decorating school.

  • School location: Interior decorating schools are located across the country, with campuses in many cities. There are also online training options for those students who do not live close to the campuses in their states.
  • Cost of tuition: The cost of taking courses will vary depending on the type of program you pursue and whether you will be taking courses on campus or online.
  • Course curriculum: Check if the school offers classes in areas that may be of particular interest to you. There are many types of courses available, including kitchen design, architectural training, or computer-aided design (CAD). There is also fundamental training in design elements, color theories, lighting, and the history of architecture, interiors, furnishings, and other related fields.
  • Class size: Ask about the teacher/student ratio and average class sizes to see if they fit your preferred learning style. Some students prefer the large class setting, while others feel they learn better with a smaller class and more interaction with the teacher.
  • Accreditation: Make sure the school you choose is nationally accredited to be sure you're getting the right training.

We've put together a list of great interior decoration training schools throughout the U.S. Just click on any of the links below to request free information from the schools that are in your area. For example, if you're interested in an interior design school in Tampa, check out the International Academy of Design and Technology. The school's interior design degree programs include classes in freehand and perspective drawing, residential design, portfolio and business practice, and historic preservation. Plus, students have access to career services such as portfolio development.

To learn more about the design training options available and start on your creative new career, take a look at the interior decorating schools listed below and make your vision a reality.

International Academy of Design & Technology
Dezignar� Interior Design Collective

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