Designs on budget
DECORATING your home can be daunting, especially on a budget.
Interior designers Emma Blomfield and Sonya Pala (pictured), say they have come across many homeowners who lack confidence in their decorating abilities.
So the two founders of The Decorating School came up with an accessible solution – e-decorating services, a concept borrowed from the US.
Online, they say was the best way to give time and money-poor homeowners the skills to give decorating a go. “Having been so immersed in the decorating industry, we both noticed so many of the same struggles popping up for our clients – lack of confidence that almost paralyses them in making any home decorating decisions,’’ Blomfield says.
“We wanted to target homeowners and renters who take pride in the appearance of their homes and empower them to style and decorate with intention,” she says.
Blomfield says their online courses teach basic decorating skills so people can unlock their home’s potential and create spaces they can enjoy.
Homeowners work through modules including how to analyse their space, various colour themes, posi- tioning furniture and seasonal decorating.
Blomfield says when not equipped with the right skills, homeowners make common mistakes compromising their style and comfort.
This can include buying a rug that is too small for the room, hanging art too high, buying a huge sofa for a small space and sometimes getting the colours wrong.
“We receive fantastic feedback from students (homeowners) who have built their skills during the course and send us photos to show off their new found decorating skills,” Blomfield adds. See: thedecorating school.com.