Certificate in Interior Decoration

Certificate in Interior Decoration

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The Certificate in Interior Decoration at the SoFA Design Institute is designed for design enthusiasts and hobbyists looking to enhance their interior styling skills and knowledge. This program equips participants with practical expertise to confidently tackle small-scale styling projects, emphasizing a non-technical approach ideal for those passionate about interior design.

By offering flexible learning modality and manageable course loads, the program caters to individuals balancing professional responsibilities, ensuring they can deepen their understanding of interior design for both personal and professional growth.


This course runs for 1 semester or approximately 4 to 5 months.

Mode of Instruction: 

Classes will be taught mainly using the English language


Course Outcomes: 

Graduates of the program can expect to be part of interior styling projects as interior styling assistants, or even design spaces for small-scale styling projects


Course Outline:

This certificate course will run for 1 semester or approximately 4 to 5 months. Will consist of 6 core modules as seen below: 

Module 01: Interior Styling Essential
Session 1: Introduction to Interior Styling
Session 2: Understanding Design Elements
Session 3: Exploring Design Principles
Session 4: Applying Balance and Proportion
Session 5: Creating Harmony and Rhythm
Session 6: Emphasizing Focal Points
Session 7: Achieving Unity in Styling
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Styling Basics
Session 9: Project Presentation: Simple Styling Project

Course 02: Spatial Planning and Optimization
Session 1: Introduction to Space Planning
Session 2: Analyzing Functional Needs
Session 3: Assessing Traffic Flow
Session 4: Utilizing Space Efficiently
Session 5: Designing Functional Layouts
Session 6: Maximizing Storage Solutions
Session 7: Incorporating Flexibility in Design
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Space Planning Simulation
Session 9: Project Presentation: Small Space Styling Challenge

Course 03: The Power of Color in Interior Styling
Session 1: Introduction to Color Theory
Session 2: Exploring Color Psychology
Session 3: Understanding Color Schemes
Session 4: Applying Color in Styling
Session 5: Creating Mood and Atmosphere
Session 6: Harmonizing Color in Design
Session 7: Experimenting with Color Combinations
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Color Palette Creation
Session 9: Project Presentation: Colorful Room Styling

Course 04: Materials and Finishes in Interior Styling
Session 1: Introduction to Materials Selection
Session 2: Exploring Textiles and Fabrics
Session 3: Understanding Flooring Options
Session 4: Selecting Wall Treatments
Session 5: Incorporating Decorative Elements
Session 6: Evaluating Sustainability in Materials
Session 7: Integrating Trends in Styling
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Material Mood Boards
Session 9: Project Presentation: Material-Focused Styling

Course 05: Illuminating Interior Spaces
Session 1: Introduction to Lighting Design
Session 2: Understanding Natural vs. Artificial Light
Session 3: Exploring Lighting Fixtures
Session 4: Layering Light for Ambiance
Session 5: Enhancing Task Lighting
Session 6: Creating Dramatic Effects with Light
Session 7: Considering Energy Efficiency
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Lighting Plan Development
Session 9: Project Presentation: Light-Enhanced Styling

Course 06: Project Management in Interior Styling
Session 1: Introduction to Project Management
Session 2: Client Communication and Needs Assessment
Session 3: Budgeting and Cost Estimation
Session 4: Sourcing Materials and Vendors
Session 5: Coordination and Time Management
Session 6: Overcoming Project Challenges
Session 7: Quality Assurance and Client Satisfaction
Session 8: Practical Exercise: Project Management Simulation
Session 9: Final Project Presentation: Comprehensive Styling Project


Subject Inclusions & Schedule:

Kindly note that Hyflex modality means that you can choose if you want to take the class either Face to Face or Online. 

Interior Styling Essentials | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | August 29, 2024 - September 14, 2024

Spatial Planning & Optimization | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | September 17, 2024 - October 5, 2024

The Power of Color in Interior Styling | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | October 8, 2024 - October 26, 2024

Materials & Finishes in Interior Styling | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | October 29, 2024 - November 19, 2024

Illuminating Interior Spaces | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | November 21, 2024 - December 12, 2024

Project Management in Interior Styling | Hyflex | 9 sessions

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | December 14, 2024 - January 16, 2024

NOTE: Class schedules may change without prior notice. Our Admissions Office will be in touch with enrolled students for any updates or changes to this class schedule.


Payment Terms:

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Enrolling students have the option to settle tuition for this course in full upon enrollment, or avail of our 2-part Installment Plan or Monthly Installment Plan. Please click on the appropriate payment term upon checkout to confirm your initial enrollment.

  • Full Payment
    • Upon Enrollment: PHP 51,772.78

  • 12-Part Installment Plan (via Bukas)
    • If you choose to avail of this installment plan, please contact our Admission Office at admissions@sofa.edu.ph

    NOTE: For students availing the 2-part Installment Plan or the Monthly Installment Plan, succeeding payments may be settled directly with our Finance Office. Post-dated checks will be required for all installment plans. For more information, kindly email admissions@sofa.edu.ph.