Day: April 29, 2020

Interior Design Courses – Training.com.au

Looking for a rewarding career? Do you enjoy rearranging furniture, choosing colour schemes and decorating houses? If you answered ‘yes’, then an online course in Interior Design sounds perfect for you.

What does a day in the life of an interior designer look like?

9 am Start the morning browsing the latest trends in textiles patterns, designs, furniture styles and accessories before welcoming your first client for the day. Go over the client’s needs for design, key furniture items, colour schemes and fabrics.

12 pm – Meet a new client who wants a proposal – provide your fabric and colour boards, catalogues and make a rough plan of new development design. The client decides colours and accessories and leaves you to place the orders according to their budget needs

5 pm Back to the Office to place more orders for furniture, fabrics, and accessories for upcoming proposal designs.

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Turning a Basement Into A Family Room: Designs & Ideas

A Fun and Comfortable Space (1): Some ways to make the basement family room more fun and entertaining would be to have a pool table (2) or a pit, pillow mound, or beanbags in front of the TV area seen in picture (3). If you want to turn your basement TV room into a home theater have a look at our post here for ideas: (Designs and Ideas For a Basement Home Theater).

Snacks and Drinks: A bar countertop is something to have in a family living room (4), along with a small refrigerator for drinks and snacks. If you want to go a step further there is the option of a dry or even a wet bar (8 Different Basement Bar Ideas and Designs).

Dividing Into Rooms: If you have a large basement space it can be divided up to create multiple rooms. Or even just

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Finding a Solution for a Long and Narrow Room with a TV

Often the trickiest part of designing a space is finding the right layout. In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. From the square-shaped to the narrow to the just plain awkward, this is your one-stop shop for layout ideas that work.

If you’ve got a long and narrow room, you might feel like you’re stuck with only one layout option. And while it’s true that awkward spaces leave you with fewer design options, you’re far from out of luck! With a little planning, narrow spaces can have huge potential. This week see how we tackle a narrow family den with two clever and comfy layout ideas.

Long and Narrow TV Room

The Homeowners: A couple and their 9-month-old baby and family dog.

The Space: A 7×15 foot den that’s long and narrow with two walls of windows. It’s right off the entry, so it’s open on

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6 Rules of Timeless Design

Trends may come and go but there are certain elements of design that will never go out of style. If you want to create a classic look that will stand the test of time make sure you follow these 6 rules of timeless design.

Consider Symmetry

When creating a classic look one of the main things to consider is symmetry. The human eye is drawn to symmetry and balance which means that no matter what happens with decorating styles, symmetrical rooms will always be pleasant to look at. In order to achieve symmetry, you’ll want to double up on items so that you can create matching halves that make up a whole room. That said, not everything has to be a pair. For instance, you’ll still want a single focal point, but you’ll want to accessorize that focal point with pairs. So on a mantle, for instance, place matching vases,

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The Next Ford F-150 Lariat Interior Looks All Digital With A Few Important Buttons Left

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

I’ve been so busy stumbling over myself in a haze of stokedness over the new Ford Bronco that I forgot that we’re almost due for an F-150 update. Check out this freshly leaked set of pictures, showing what sure looks like the next Ford pickup cab interior. And there’s more to look at than the big swaths of screens.

The pictures, shared today on the F150gen14.com forum, seem to show the Lariat trim of a next-gen F-150. We can tell by “Lariat” engraved in a piece of leather and “F-150” on the rubber floormat. For those of you who maybe aren’t big Ford truck followers, Lariat is the low lux spec: Significantly more comfortably appointed than a work truck, not as ornate as a King Ranch or Platinum range-topper.

I only mention this because it’s worth noting there will be both fancier and less-fancy

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51 Images & Tips To Get It Right

Having a studio apartment or an open floor plan that blends together living and dining areas can feel like an interior challenge. You want to create separation while preserving the open flow of the space. To help, we’ve compiled over 50 examples of living and dining combinations, including some studios, that show how positioning furniture, using color, or playing with layout can make a space feel completely beautiful and functional. Even the tiniest of floorplans can benefit from these sources of inspiration.

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Ideas for Family Room Paint Colors | Home Guides

Select colors you enjoy.

Select colors you enjoy.

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A family room is a place for family members to spend time together and with friends, so the choice of paint colors should reflect the personality of the family. It’s meant to be a comfortable, active living space where people eat, read, play games or entertain. Paint colors establish the mood of the room, and contribute to its overall livability. It is especially important to research how the family will use the room before selecting a color scheme for paint and furnishings.

Neutral Flexibility

Neutral paint colors allow the most flexibility in furnishings and accessories. If new interests or activities develop, the family room can reflect these changes with a few adjustments to color accents in accessories such as throws or pillows. Tones of white, from icy blue to warm vanilla cream, enhance the open feeling of a room, and provide an effective backdrop

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14 Home Trends You Won’t Regret in 5 Years, According to Interior Designers

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Home design trends come and go, but some turn into classics that shape the way we think about style and decor for years to come. When you’re decorating your home, a good rule of thumb is to go a little more traditional with major furnishings and to incorporate the new trends you respond to with textiles and other small items that you can easily swap out later. That way, you always feel like your space is evolving, but the more expensive anchor pieces and semi-permanent fixtures remain constant.

So how do you make sure that the design choices you make today are ones you won’t regret in five or 10 years? Well, a good place to start is with some designer recommendations. These decor experts don’t exactly have crystal balls, but they have

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What is User Experience (UX) Design?

If there’s an occupation that is 100% linked with the public’s idea of what design is all about, it’s graphic design. From the familiar golden arches of the McDonald’s brand to the typography and colors of movie posters, graphic designers create some of the most iconic and ubiquitous designs around us. So why would a graphic designer like you want to change your career to UX design? Well, for one, much can be said about the sense of satisfaction and fulfillment derived from getting “under the hood” of the products you work on rather than working on the exterior. Furthermore, according to PayScale, the average salary for a graphic designer in the United States is $41,000(1), but the same for a UX designer is a whopping $74,000(2).Whatever the reason for the move, it’s clear that it can be a very rewarding one. But how do

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