How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps

Erikka Fogleman, Interior Designer

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18 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Overview of the 10 Steps

    • 3. 3 Easy Changes to Make any Room Look Better NOW!

    • 4. Step 1 - Measure your Room

    • 5. Activity #1 - Measure your own Room

    • 6. Step 2 - Decide on Key Activities

    • 7. Activity #2 - Decide on your own Key Activities

    • 8. Step 3 - Choose your Style

    • 9. Activity #3 - Choose your own Style

    • 10. Step 4 - Choose your Color Scheme

    • 11. Activity #4 - Choose your own Color Scheme

    • 12. Step 5 - Choose your Rug

    • 13. Step 6 - Choose your Furniture

    • 14. Step 7 - Choose your Wall Art / Wall Decor

    • 15. Step 8 - Choose your Lighting

    • 16. Step 9 - Choose your Window Coverings

    • 17. Step 10 - Choose your Accessories and Greenery

    • 18. Conclusion

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About This Class

Do you find yourself struggling to pull together a room in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing?  

Do you think that interior design is all art and no science?  

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then this is the class for you!  In this course, you will learn that you can actually use an easy, systematic approach for creating beautiful and functional designs for the primary rooms in your home, primarily focusing on family and living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. 


Specifically, by the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Design/decorate nearly any room well using a systematic 10-step method.  Each step provides details instructions for that particular element (e.g., how to choose lighting and how to arrange furniture).  

  • Identify the best places to buy furnishings for a room.

  • Identify different interior design styles and select your own style for decorating.

  • Create different room layout options for family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.

  • Create a personalized color scheme that will look great.

  • Create a layered lighting scheme that is both functional and dramatic.


The ideal student for this course is a person who is interested in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing rooms in their home, but does not already have a lot of knowledge in interior design.

Also, please note that this class does not cover interior design for kitchens or bathrooms.

Important Note:  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 professional