Interior Decorating Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christine Jarus

Christine has over twenty years of experience in education. She is certified in learning disabilities, behavior disorders, elementary education and high school communication arts. She also holds a principal certification and has obtained a doctorate degree in educational leadership.

This lesson allows students to explore the exciting world of interior decorating. Students will learn about the various styles currently prominent in modern decorating. They will each get a chance to create an inspiration board for one selected style.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'interior decorating'
  • identify the major decorating styles and the unique characteristics of each style
  • describe how a design survey can help with consultations


3 hours


  • Handouts of the lesson Interior Decorating: Definition, Style and Tips
  • PowerPoint presentation with pictures of various decorated rooms (created prior to this activity)
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Poster board
  • Design magazines, catalogs, paint-chip samples, material swatches, and other examples of interior decoration
  • Student access to the internet and a color printer

Curriculum Standards


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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