Become an Interior Decorator

You will learn: what an interior decorator does and how to decorate, how to develop your skills to succeed in an interior decorating career, how to get hired for a job as an interior decorator, and how to start your own interior decorating business.

What Happens in the Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online

The Interior Decorator course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become an Interior Decorator). Unlike some traditional interior decorator courses and interior decorator classes, this course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Interior Decorator Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become an Interior Decorator

In this course, you will learn how to become an interior decorator, including how to start your own interior decorating business. The Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to succeed in a career as a professional interior decorator, including:

Introduction to Interior Decorating

  • Interior Decorating vs. Interior Design
  • Benefits of Being an Interior Decorator
  • How to Get Interior Decorating Experience

How to Decorate

  • Design Elements
  • Decorating Styles
  • Room Elements
  • Interior Decorating Instructions

Getting Hired as an Interior Decorator

  • Finding Job Openings
  • Who Employs Interior Decorators
  • Interior Decorating Jobs with Retailers
  • Interior Decorating Jobs with Home Builders
  • Interior Decorating and Design Firms

Starting Your Own Interior Decorating Business

  • Where to Get Help
  • Interior Decorating Franchises
  • Setting Up Your Interior Decorating Business
  • Setting Your Fees as an Interior Decorator
  • Working with Suppliers and Contractors

Working with Clients

  • Finding Interior Decorating Clients
  • Identifying Client Needs
  • Client Consultations
  • Preparing for Your Follow-Up Meeting
  • Preparing Interior Decorating Project Budgets
  • Meeting to Present the Decorating Plan

What Is Included in the Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Interior Decorator Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Interior Decorator Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Interior Decorators for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Interior Decorator Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become an Interior Decorator (e-book edition)

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Interior Decorator Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the July 22, 2024 course.

Register today for the Interior Decorator Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Interior Decorator Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career as an Interior Decorator

Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful and comfortable. Welcome to the world of interior decorating!

Most interior decorators are hired to decorate residences, whether the entire home or a single room such as the living room, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.

Interior decorators are also hired to decorate interiors of a wide variety of businesses. Perhaps you can imagine yourself doing interior decorating for an art gallery, boutique, corporate head office, hotel, law firm, model home, museum store, restaurant, or spa.

As an interior decorator you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. You will meet interesting people, and because many people who hire interior decorators are wealthy, you will likely spend time in many beautiful homes.

If you start your own interior decorating business you will enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss. And perhaps most importantly your interior decorating “work” will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.

I had been interested in starting my own business for quite some time, but had always been hindered by lack of know-how and confidence. Purchasing your guide to become an interior decorator was a wonderful decision. It gives step-by-step directions, and provides many valuable resources for anyone who wants to become an interior decorator.
Phebe Smith, Hattiesburg, MS

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Can You Make as an Interior Decorator?
    An hourly fee is a common way for interior decorators to charge for their services, especially for home decorating projects. A few decorators who are in great demand to work on wealthy people’s homes command fees of hundreds of dollars per hour. Most interior decorators charge fees ranging from $25 to $125 per hour.
  • What Does an Interior Decorator Do?
    Most interior decorators are hired to decorate residences, whether the entire home or a single room such as the living room, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. Interior decorators are also hired to decorate interiors of a wide variety of businesses. Perhaps you can imagine yourself doing interior decorating for an art gallery, boutique, corporate head office, hotel, law firm, model home, museum store, restaurant, or spa.
  • How Do You Become an Interior Decorator?
    Earning a certificate as an interior decorator will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional interior decorator. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Interior Decorator Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Interior Decorator Certificate Course you will earn certification as an interior decorator and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional interior decorator. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.