There are many books and courses available that will teach you how to make curtains and soft furnishings. The Curtain & Soft Furnishings Academy offers the first Professional Certificate in Curtains and Soft Furnishing Design course of it’s kind that will teach you how to design curtains and soft furnishings rather than make them.
When most people think about decorating, they automatically look at walls and large surface areas first, but curtains and soft furnishings are important design details in our homes and interiors, bringing warmth, comfort and a sense of luxury that can’t be matched by anything else.
Fabric has been used throughout history to add colour and style instantly, and today’s modern production methods present us with more choices now than at any previous time in our history. While this is wonderful in many ways, unlimited options make it easier for the novice designer to make a mistake, and with the high cost of fabrics and labour this is an expensive lesson that few people can afford to bear.
The good news is that knowledge is power. With a sound understanding of soft furnishing construction and the many ways in which fabrics can be combined, it’s easy to design for any style and budget. This curtains and soft furnishings course will show you how to combine practicality with creativity so you can design with confidence.
A curtains and soft furnishing designer does not necessarily make soft furnishings themselves (although many do), but they understand how various items are made and fitted, and they know how to use simple techniques to help their clients achieve a co-ordinated interior that is unique and tailored to their individual style.
Whether you want to design curtains and soft furnishings for yourself or your clients, the knowledge you will gain on this soft furnishings and curtains design course will help you to design treatments to suit any style, décor and budget.
The following pages provide a brief overview of what you can expect to learn on this course in curtains and soft furnishings design.