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Interior Design for the Home

This course will introduce you to some easy methods for creating a lovely home. Learn how to think like a designer and confidently choose colours, patterns and furnishings that are practical, good-looking and will delight your friends and family. Learn also how our surroundings have an effect on our behaviour, and how we can utilise that to make our homes feel great as well as looking wonderful. Each room in the home will be considered, discussed and designed.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Colours and colour schemes; Use of space; Cohesion in interiors; Texture; Creating mood & concept boards; Perspective drawing; Scale drawing; Understanding home construction; Measuring the space to be designed; Looking at space in different ways including understanding how your home is constructed – what to take into account when redesigning a room, how to make the best use of available space and to choose the right furniture for your space.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who wants to create a beautiful and cohesive home. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for beginners.

Who will be my tutor?

Sim Barker is a designer with 17 years experience working with domestic and commercial interiors.The rooms she creates are warm and welcoming, bringing beauty into client’s homes and workplaces. Sim has also worked with many of the UK’s designer paint makers, who value her unrivalled eye for colour and style.

How will I learn?

You will learn through the creation of mood and concept boards, by drawing and measuring and discussing ideas in class.

What can I do after this course?

Interior Design- Professional

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and pen. A3 folder to put your work would be useful.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

7 reviews for Interior Design for the Home

  1. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very informative and fun course! Our teacher was always happy to answer all of our questions. I learnt a lot that I will be able to apply to my home and to my work practice.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    This is a great course for an introduction to designing a whole room. I learned some valuable tips and tools and will definitely be back for the advanced course. Sim is relaxed, fun and has a solution to every design problem!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant course to learn all the concepts of interior design. Can be used to design own home and Simone offers really valuable advise, lots of materials available and lots of fun.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Very inspiring course on so many levels, Simone’s extensive knowledge goes far beyond interior design and helped me see a real philosophy behind the subject, one of the best decisions I’ve made in years doing this course.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Really helpful information & kind people, really friendly groups & we all work together & have fun

  6. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed the course and felt I came away with a clear set of basic ‘instructions’ for the initial stages of tackling interior design. Information was delivered clearly and concisely by the tutor in a relaxed and informal way, with interesting bits of historical referencing to support why styles changed throughout the ages. My photoshop skills, which were non-existent before the course, are now perfectly adequate for producing a reasonably good quality mood board that could be presented to a client.
    The only negative would be that there was no interaction between any of the other pupils on the course. I would have liked to see what they were doing, and hear why they had chosen the styles and designs they had. I think using the mac computers probably made this more challenging, and if everyone had chosen to do their mood boards in the more traditional way of cutting and pasting from magazines then it probably would have been easier to see other people’s work. Perhaps the last lesson could have been dedicated to a group presentation of work and general discussion.
    Overall a really enjoyable course and a great way to start learning about interior design, whether for your own personal enjoyment or to pursue as a potential career.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I always thought interior design was not for me as I truly believed I was not creative and always struggled to put things together to show them in their best light. The tutor was so encouraging and every concept and idea was encouraged and explored. She just made you look at things in a different way. This course taught me there is so much more to interior design than I could ever have imagined from the history of colour, our own personal cultural influences, functionality, cohesiveness and many more. There were a great bunch of people on the course with all levels of ability including complete novices like me! This course has given me the confidence to put my ideas into practice and finally make a start on planning and decorating my living room!

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