Styling the Outdoor Space for Interior Designers

Create a seamless transition between interior and adjoining outdoor spaces.

Styling the Outdoor Space for Interior Designers is a one day beginners' course for interior designers and interior design students wishing to expand design concepts into neighbouring outdoor spaces. On the course you will explore space planning and zoning, lighting, furniture, using colour harmonies – everything you need to know to create an “outside room”. Simple pot planting and maintenance of container planting on balconies, front doors porches, windows and patios will also be covered. 

Topics Covered

  • Zoning and space planning the outdoor space (play areas, entertaining areas, relaxing areas, secluded seating)
  • Hard materials to consider for patios to link to the interior
  • Using colour harmonies which link with your interior
  • Sourcing furniture and lighting, and considering storage
  • An introduction to container planting and maintenance
  • Recommended planting combinations for pots through the seasons
  • How to work with garden designers and lighting designers.

Course Outcomes

  • Understanding the process to creating outdoor areas through zoning and space planning
  • Understanding how to use the Colour Wheel  and hard materials to link the outside space with the interior
  • Learning where to sourcing furniture, lighting and accessories
  • Learning about plants suitable for containers through the seasons
  • Gain inspiration and confidence in recommending and maintaining container plants
  • Learning how to work with other professionals like garden designers and lighting designers.

What's included:

  • All materials for this course are included in the course fee
  • Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.


Suitable for complete beginners and design enthusiasts

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Details for Booking

DateDay of weekTimeDurationCostLocationAction
Monday 10.00 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour SW10 0XF