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Interior Design Psychology

Online course by / 3 video recordings + call with the instructor

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Mind and Space are connected, discover how in this short online course.

Discover the psychology behind interior spaces in this fascinating online course. We spend our lives moving through thoughtfully designed rooms, yet few of us understand the hidden emotional impact. This course peels back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of interior psychology.

Learn why certain colours relax while others energise. Explore how lighting and ceiling height subconsciously influence moods. Examine how the placement of windows and doors impacts our feelings of openness. Gain insight into how carpeting versus hardwood steering different vibes.

Whether you're a professional designer seeking to boost your skills, an architect looking to create more thoughtful spaces, or a student newly intrigued by environment psychology, this course has something for you. The short modules make the perfect introduction to this emerging field at the intersection of design and science.


Course Curriculum 


Class 1 | The Psychology of Space

This fascinating opener reveals the hidden ways that interior spaces shape our moods and behaviors. Learn how room layouts and furnishings cue psychological responses without our awareness. Understand how spaces can feel welcoming or cold based on subtle design choices. Explore famous psychology studies that demonstrate the impact of our surroundings. This class will open your eyes to the secret effects of interior design.


Class 2 | The Perception of Space

Discover how our senses interact with interior spaces in this insightful class. Study how acoustics, scents, textures, and thermal comfort impact our perceptions. Learn why hard surfaces feel lively while soft furnishings invite relaxation. Examine how ceiling shapes unconsciously evoke certain emotions. Deepen your understanding of how the mind and body experience the built environment.


Class 3 | Lighting and Colour Psychology

Dive deep into two of the most influential elements of interior design. Explore the psychological effects of different light sources and their intensity. Learn how colors trigger specific moods and behaviors based on hue, saturation, and brightness. Study how combining color and lighting deliberately can transform a room and its occupants. This class provides a rich look into the visual components that set the tone of every interior space.

You are free to watch the videos at your own pace, please make sure to take notes and jot down any comments or questions you might have. Once you have watched all the videos, please get in touch with us in order to schedule a 1-to-1 call with the tutor.

What do you need to join? 


It is recommended that you are familiar with softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote or PowerPoint (any of them will do). In order to be effective, this course needs you to participate in the various activities proposed - but no advanced skills are required. We strongly recommend you to use a laptop, so you can see the slides and also work during the class. 


Who can join this course?


It is recommended that you are familiar with softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote or PowerPoint (any of them will do). In order to be effective, this course needs you to participate in the various activities proposed - but no advanced skills are required.


What do you get from this course?


An understanding of the relationship between psychology and interior design

Practical principles to be applied to any interior space

Lighting and colour principles to be applied to any project

A certificate of participation

Recording + PDFs of each class.

What is included in the ticket?


Your ticket includes: recordings of 3 classes (2 hours each), PDF notes for every session, a 1-on-1 call with the instructor to ask questions after reviewing materials, a participation certificate, and ongoing email support. By joining this course, you become part of our community - we're here to help you learn and grow even after the course ends. Access recordings and notes right away, then schedule your personalized call. Join us and get lifetime learning resources and support.


About the instructor


With over 20 years of experience in interior design and teaching interior, furniture and product design, Prof. Carlo brings extensive expertise to this course. He has taught design at international universities and colleges. Prof. Carlo is also an accredited online instructor and founder of the online learning platform His depth of knowledge and passion for teaching comes through in his courses. Learn more about Prof. Carlo's background and credentials on his LinkedIn profile.  


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included in the ticket

Video recordings of 3 classes, so you can watch it in your own time. Each recording is around 2 hours long.

PDF files of 3 classes, in case you prefer to read the lecture or even print it. This is a supportive material specifically designed for this course.

A 1-to-1 call which will be scheduled with the Instructor. We encourage you to collect and write down all the questions you might have.

A certificate of participation with your name, attendance hours and the topic you have learned.

Once you join our course, you are part of the onlivedu family, and therefore we'll be happy to hear from you anytime. Just drop us a message.

Once you purchase the ticket, we will contact you directly to your email and share with you the password to access this course.

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