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 Date01 June 2024
End Date01 June 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


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.