Creative Home Makeover and Decor with DIY Techniques

A course by Dr. Livinghome
Interior Designer and Home Stylist. Pontevedra, Spain.
Joined May 2012
, Interior Designer and Home Stylist

Learn essential home decor principles, restyling practices and how to upcycle your furniture, for any budget.

  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 152 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn essential home decor principles, restyling practices and how to upcycle your furniture, for any budget.


  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 152 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 lessons (2h 57m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

By adding a touch of magic to existing items and following simple decorating principles you can create a beautiful home that reflects your personality. Interior designer and home stylist, María Vázquez, specializes in transforming spaces by upcycling furniture and adding creative flair. She has collaborated with furniture manufacturers and home improvement companies including Leroy Merlin, and Bruguer.

In this course, explore ways to make over a bedroom without the need to buy mass-produced items or spend a lot of money. Learn how to plan for your redecoration, create your own pieces, and revamp existing items using a DIY approach.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. How to Design a Room
  • U3
    U3. Executing Your Design
  • U4
    U4. How to Grow as an Interior Decorator
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know María. She discusses how she became a professional interior designer and stylist, and gives you an insight into her work processes. Learn about her influences and how to discover your own style.

Understand the difference between interior decoration and interior design, and how they work in a professional context. María then explains the planning phase of redecoration, giving advice on important do’s and don’ts of the preparation stage. Discover what it takes to achieve home styling success, including guidance on working with clients.

Explore how to do a bedroom makeover step-by-step. María instructs you on how to design a moodboard for your makeover before showing you how to create a customized headboard, and transform a nightstand and table lamp. Learn how to add the finishing touches to a room and personalize a space.

Finish the course with María’s tips on how to grow as an interior decorator, both personally and professionally, how to build a portfolio, and strategies for sharing your work on social media.

What is this course's project?

Make over your bedroom using a mix of items you have made, upcycled or bought second-hand.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in home styling and DIY techniques.

What you need

No previous knowledge or experience is required, just some enthusiasm for getting your hands dirty.

In terms of materials, you will need some basic tools for DIY that will be specified by your teacher during the course.


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152 Students
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Dr. Livinghome

A course by Dr. Livinghome

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Interior Designer and Home Stylist

María Vázquez is a Spanish decorator and creator of the online decoration school Dr. Livinghome. As a child she loved home decor and DIY, and furnished her own tree house-style cabin from repurposed items and materials. María started her career as a creative and art director, and in creating spaces for events, she reconnected with her childhood passion. After decorating her first home she began documenting the process through her blog, and Dr. Livinghome was born.

The blog later became an online home decoration service and María’s full-time business. She has collaborated with several furniture manufacturers and home improvement companies including Leroy Merlin, and Bruguer.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to Design a Room

    • Understanding Home Decor
    • Phase 1: Planning
    • Phase 2: Style and Mood Board
    • Phase 2: Time to Play 1
    • Phase 2: Time to Play 2
    • Phase 2: Time to Play 3
    • Phase 2: Time to Play 4
  • U3

    Executing Your Design

    • Phase 3: Sketching and Materials
    • Phase 4: The Focal Point
    • Working with the Things You Own
    • Adding Second Hand Pieces
    • Accessories and Personal Touch
  • U4

    How to Grow as an Interior Decorator

    • Keep Practicing
    • Share Your Work
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creative Home Makeover with DIY Techniques

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Creative Home Makeover and Decor with DIY Techniques

A course by Dr. Livinghome
Interior Designer and Home Stylist. Pontevedra, Spain.
Joined May 2012
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 152 students