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Interior Design & Styling

It is said that our experience of the space around us can heavily influence the way we feel. To be able to understand the aspects of an environment is the core of Interior Designing. In this course, we offer to give our students in-depth learning about all the various elements that are needed to create an environment that can truly elevate the senses.

Course type - Campus Learning

Duration - 4 Weeks/4 Modules

Certified Diploma Course

Fee: £3500

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Course Overview

Ever walked into a restaurant, cafe, boutique or hotel, and suddenly that has affected your mood? Or maybe felt a sense of tranquillity once you have come back home at the end of a long day? Well, that is the job of an interior designer- to design a space or provide an experience that leaves an everlasting impression. What most people do not know is that there are many elements at work to create that feeling right from the lighting, to furniture, to upholstery, decor items, art, and so much more.

In this course, we provide the students with an intensive knowledge of all of the above.

The course also covers a design process that deals with conceptualising a theme, finding an inspiration, understanding pattern and texture, planning a layout, understanding ornamentation, furnishings and learning the art of designing spaces both residential and commercial. Along with this, students have an opportunity for practical insight about how one needs to coordinate with contractors, understand furniture, fittings and equipment, budget planning and optimisation. The client could be anyone right from a homemaker to a restaurant owner. Understanding the emotional aspect of space, or what space represents about their brand, is another essential component that we focus on in this course.

During the course, the students work on projects which they complete by working together as a team. The project is inclusive of sample boards, written work and drawings to back up their inspirations. They study trends and influences. All the work is supervised under the tutelage of an experienced interior designer throughout the course.

The London School of Trends has an exclusive tie-up with Decorex (a design exhibition) which allow the students to attend this exhibition and this is a part of the programme in the first week itself. Our course includes several visits and field trips to museums, boutiques and other fairs, where the students are taught how to appreciate and study the various types of designs, designers and their inspirations. Students will also be required to make their assessments and participate in classroom discussions regarding the same.

Throughout this course, students will be trained right from scratch from what they need to ask the client, to how to make a client brief, what factors to pay attention to, how to coordinate vision with the contractors. As the course progresses, a detailed study of furniture and the evolution of it, designing for contemporary spaces versus modern spaces, and practical knowledge about dealing with suppliers.

With a well-rounded approach to interior design and styling, this course will certainly give the students an essential foundation for them to be able to pursue a career along this path.

Some of the many fields that will be open to the students after the completion of this course are:

1) Interior designing and styling for homes and residential spaces
2) Interior designing and styling for commercial spaces (restaurants, hotels, offices, co-working spaces, brands, boutiques and labels)
3) Any other fields related to interior decor and styling, sourcing, or being a consultant.

Modules Covered

The course will include 8 modules of study and research work:
  • The Design Process
  • Planning a Room Layout
  • Creating Additional Space or Storage Space
  • Turning Ideas into Reality
  • Working with Colour, Pattern and Texture
  • Developing Interior Styles
  • Room-by-Room Considerations
  • Furniture and Upholstery
Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Practical workshops
  • Field trips (retail showrooms, etc)
  • Market visits/ Architectural visits
  • Research work (Learning extends beyond the taught sessions. The students must undertake independent fieldwork and self-directed study.)
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
  • Understand the role of the interior designer/ Stylist and how interior design plays a role within different areas of the design industry.
  • Understand the elements and processes which go into producing a scheme for a residential/commercial project.
  • Understand how to work with a team of skilled designers and contractors to produce professional programme and the steps to make that scheme become a reality.
  • Create a specific brief and fulfil its needs.
  • Work with space planning, scale, colour and style, with relevance to past, current and future trends, to create a scheme to present your ideas.
  • Understand the importance of researching the needs of the client and creating the programme to make sure that it is fit for purpose.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from LST. The British Accreditation Council accredits LST.


Taught By Sara Corker - Interior Design & Styling
SaraCorker Fashion & Personal Styling
Tutor for Interior Design & Styling at LST, Sara has been working in the design industry for 23 years. She trained at the American Intercontinental University in London. Sara is a qualified teacher, a trained Colour Therapist and Project Manager. She alternates between working with an online Interior design company, teaching and writing courses, and mentoring students at UAL Chelsea College.

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Course Fees and Dates

Course Fees- 2020-2021

The London School of Trends offers two packages for each of the courses taught:

One-Month Residential Course for £3500
This includes:
1) Tuition Fees
2) Round-trip airfare (from Delhi/Mumbai to London Heathrow)
3) Accommodation (including lunch, dinner and breakfast)
4) Transportation within London for all course-related activities(museum/exhibition visits, social events, shoot, etc.)
* An airfare surcharge might be applicable for certain countries
One-Month Non-Residential Course for £2000
This includes:
1) Tuition Fees
2) Round-trip airfare (from Delhi/Mumbai to London Heathrow)
3) Transportation within London for all course-related activities (museum / exhibition visits, social events, shoot, etc.
Please note: Under this package, accommodation & meals are NOT provided for.
*An airfare surcharge might be applicable for certain countries*
Payment Terms
1) The course fee must be paid in full before the start date of the course.
2) The London School of Trends encourages all participants to pay the fees in advance to secure their place.
3) The London School of Trends accepts payments through credit/debit cards, payment gateways (including PayPal), and bank transfers.
For further assistance on the above information, please email: enquiries@lst.ac or call us on +44 (0) 20 7096 1142
Withdrawal from course
Residential/Non Residential Short Course:
If you decide to withdraw from the course before the start date, a refund (deducting any charges that might have been applied by a thirdparty) will be processed for you.
*International Students: If your visa has been refused, a full refund (deducting a £250 administrative fees) will be processed for you.


-We will be unable to process any refunds once the course has started, or if the visa has been issued and you decide to withdraw.
-INIFD students must contact their local centre for information on the admission procedure.

Course Dates:- 2020-2021 (Residential & Non-Residential Programme)
The upcoming course start date would be January 2021.

Entry Requirements

The London School of Trends looks forward to training students who have a keen interest in the creative field of interior design and styling. We give utmost importance to the passion of the student and their dedication towards learning the course.

All of our courses are taught in English, and the applicant must have a good command over the language.

Course Application

You will be required to complete the filling of the application form for the London School of Trends provided below. The applicant must be of at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

International Students

All our courses are taught in English so a good command over English is essential. (If the applicant is not proficient in English, it is recommended that they obtain an IELTS score of 6+ at the minimum. You can visit the website: ielts.org for more information about this test).

For any further assistance, you can reach out to us at enquiries@lst.ac Depending on your passport of origin, you may be required to apply for a Short Term Study Visa to legally study in the United Kingdom for up to 6 months. Please visit www.gov.uk for more information on the same or please contact our team for advice on enquiries@lst.ac.

NOTE: INIFD students must get in touch with their local centre for information on the admission procedure.

Campus Information

London School of Trends
Level -2, 5
34 Chalk Farm Rd
London NW1 8AJ
Tel No:
+44(0)20 7096 1142



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