Everything Small Home Design
What you'll learn
- Great design tips/techniques for every room in your home, including your outdoor area
- How to make your small rooms appear bigger
- Best storage hacks for your small home
- Learn where to go "big" and where to go "small" when selecting furnishings
- How to strategically use color/patterns in your home
- Understand the most effective ways to divide open spaces
- How to select the best lighting fixtures for each room of your home
- How to most effectively use open shelving in your home
Are you challenged on how to most effectively design your small room or home?
Do you feel constrained functionally and/or aesthetically by your smaller space?
Do you feel paralyzed for fear of making the wrong design decisions in your small home?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is here to help!
Whether you live in an apartment, condo, flat, townhouse, loft, or single family home, this course has been designed to give you the right tips, techniques, and approaches to make the most out of your space both functionally and aesthetically.
**PLEASE NOTE: This course does NOT include "tiny house" design/decoration. As stated above, this course is for those who live in smaller homes, such as apartments, condominiums, flats, townhouses, lofts, or single family houses.**
This course covers a wide range of topics related to small home design and decoration, including, but not limited to:
4 pro ways to make a room look bigger and the 4 biggest mistakes to avoid in your small home
Design techniques and approaches for every room in your small home, including your outdoor space
How to make your small rooms appear bigger
Where to go "big" and where to go "small" when selecting furnishings
Best storage hacks for your small home
Great "double duty" pieces
How to strategically use color and patterns in your home
Best approaches for effectively dividing open spaces
Excellent lighting techniques for every room of your home
How to most effectively use open shelving in your home
You will also be guided through two hands-on activities in this course. First, you will have the opportunity to immediately apply your learning in three guided small room case studies. Then, using a customized planner that I created especially for this course. you will create a comprehensive room design for one of your own small rooms, as nothing will help you to cement the concepts and techniques you learned in this course more quickly than immediately applying them to a real world situation.
In short, my goal with this course is to help you fall in love with your small home by showing you the techniques and approaches that interior design professionals regularly use to create small home magic. I look forward to seeing you in the course!
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 courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen", and "Everything Small Home Design" 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.
Who this course is for:
- This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to great design techniques for small homes
- This course is also ideal for interior design students and professional interior designers who are new to their field
While Interior design is my main career and passion, I also absolutely love to teach others, so I am thrilled to have found Udemy so that I can share that passion and knowledge with others just like you.
Are you a design enthusiast yourself?
Do you wish you could design rooms in your own home that are both beautiful and functional?
Do you wonder how interior designers make it look so effortless?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are my ideal student!
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 and functional 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 decided to make it my full-time career. Today, I own my own thriving interior design business called Erikka Dawn Interiors. I primarily work in residential design, but have recently expanded to commercial work as well. I also graduated from the Interior Design program at the New York Institute of Art and Design.
I hope you’ll join me in one or all of my classes, so you too can learn how to create your dream home!