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Interior Decorating Diploma Program

Earn your Interior Decorating Diploma…pursue your passion and be job-ready in 14 months!

Interior Decorating Diploma

If you have a passion for decorating and are looking for a career that utilizes your creativity, style and personality, a career in Interior Decorating could be an excellent fit for you. 

Professional Interior Decorators create and implement decorating plans for homes, offices, shops and other professional spaces. As a professional in this business, you might advise clients on colour schemes, layouts, lighting, furniture, floor coverings, paint, wallpaper and more. 

Our Interior Decorating program provides comprehensive training in residential and commercial interior decorating and space planning. We provide a strong foundation in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces, as well as project management and business practices. Students will be trained in construction plan drafting, space planning, visual communications, and the elements of design. This is a ‘hands-on’ course where our talented, experienced instructors mentor students throughout the program.

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The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Interior Decorator Career Training Readiness Score Now!

Topics include:

  • The Design Process
  • Introduction to Auto CAD
  • Google Sketch U
  • 20-20 Software for Kitchen and BathDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Human Factors and Universal Design and Accessibility inBathroom Design
  • Perspective Rendering
  • Colour Theory and Design Application
  • Lighting Theory and Lighting Design Planning

Meet The Instructor


Sharon Cameron-Charlton graduated in 1992 from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. She majored in Faculty Planning and Design and Textiles. With over 25 years of experience in Interior Decorating and Space Planning, her work encompasses all aspects of the profession, including residential, commercial, hospitality, health care and retail. This includes a wide range of experience in the practice of design project implementation and management. Sharon began her profession within the various interior decorating and design firms, working on designing interiors for residential homes, restaurants, offices and retail establishments.

As a practicing Interior Decorator, her portfolio includes The Designers Showcase Home for the Kids Help Phone, The United Way Dream Home and other real estate development model homes. Taking her career to the next level, Sharon established her own company, Cameron-Charlton Interiors, which specializes in residential and commercial design.

While maintaining her interior decorating consulting practice, Sharon has been instructing Interior Decorating for over ten years. Sharon held the position of president of the Nova Scotia Interior Decorators Association for four years and continues to be associated with Interior Decor Resources Canada, Decorators and Designers Association of Canada and Nova Scotia Interior Decorators Association. Sharon supports industry connections and promotes continuous learning and constant upskilling of past graduates and industry members. She maintains her current knowledge of the profession through numerous continuing education courses, seminars and industry trade shows.

Sharon has completed training in business planning and development with Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Development and advanced training courses specializing in Adult Education. Sharon takes pride in her work at Maritime Business College and the many accomplishments of her students.

Every Maritime Business College program is taught by industry experts, and students benefit directly from the breadth and depth of their experience. 

Why Maritime Business College?

Our Interior Decorating Diploma is taught by industry experts, and students benefit directly from the breadth and depth of their experience. And our curriculum is accelerated so that you finish a two-year program in just 14 months.

Are you ready?

To learn more about an Interior Decorating Diploma and to explore if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form to receive additional information. A helpful Maritime Business College Admissions Representative will assist you with everything from course questions to financial aid and help you discover your perfect career path. Click here if you would like to book an appointment with an Admissions Representative.

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