Home Styling – Interior Design Inspiration

Course Overview

Embark on a journey in home transformation with our Home Styling – Interior Design Inspiration workshop. If you’ve ever wanted to redesign your living space but felt unsure where to begin, this course is your creative starting point.

To begin you will choose through text and pictures to create a collection of ideas and designs on a mood board. Using a variety of practical exercises, you will learn to calculate room area and how to choose the appropriate finishings and furnishings. You will be provided with access to tip sheets showing paint colours and design ideas.

This course is suitable for all levels. By the end of this course, you will understand what your personal design style is, how to conduct design research, how to create a mood board as well as maximise space and improve circulation and flow within a room.

You will learn what type of furniture suits your room and design style and have greater confidence shopping for furnishings and decorative items.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Briefing
  • Identify your needs
  • Understand about your design style
  • Design research
  • Pinterest
  • How to read a magazine
  • Materials and finishes – understanding different materials available in the market.
  • Floor plan
  • Mood board
  • Area calculation
  • Layout and residential spaces
  • The efficiency of circulation movement channels and standard minimum dimensions
  • Furniture and materials
  • Colours
  • Recognising the difference between expensive furnishings and cheap furnishings

Course outcome

By the end of the course, you will be able to look at the interiors of your home with a design perspective. You will know how to create a mood board, understand your design style, and how to redecorate your room with finishings and furnishings to take advantage of the space.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge of Interior Design.

What you need to provide

Please bring a:

  • Pen and notepad
  • Mobile or laptop
  • Materials
  • A4 paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Glue
  • Colour pencil or colour pen
  • Scissor
  • Old magazine (architecture, furniture, design magazine )
  • Rule
  • Photo of your favourite room (eg living room, bedroom, kids room, dining room, outdoor area. Kitchens and bathrooms are not recommended). You will need to share with other students about your room.
  • Measurement of the room you choose.
  • Other Information: You will learn about home styling and interior design, not about renovation.

Class details

Start Date20 July 2024
End Date20 July 2024
Time10:00am - 2:00pm
TutorAna Casagrande
Location Online Zoom Class


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.