Countless studies have proven how interior design can impact mental health. A well-designed interior can make you feel welcomed, comforted, and relaxed, working to reduce your anxiety and stress. It’s no wonder then that so many are wanting to better understand it — if only to make their homes nicer to be in.
If you’re among that group, looking to up your understanding of interior design, you’ll be pleased to hear Australia offers several options for short interior design courses. From day-long, in-person courses, to others you can complete in your own time online, these are some of the best short interior design courses currently on offer in Australia.
Sydney Community College Interior Design and Styling Course
This beginners’ interior design and styling course, on in Sydney’s Rozelle, runs across five sessions for a total of 12.5 hours. During it, you’ll learn the principles and elements of interior design and styling and will be able to confidently style and decorate your own rooms. The classes focus on the Eight Golden Rules of Decorating: Colour, Contrast, Warmth, Balance, Scale, Detail, Surprise, and Personality.
Kelly Wearstler Teaches Interior Design
Kelly Wearstler is an award-winning American interior designer. In this online course, available through the subscription platform Masterclass, she teaches techniques to make any space more beautiful, creative, and inspiring. The class runs for 17 video lessons, totalling 2 hours and 13 minutes. Lesson plans include ‘discovering texture’, living with colour’, and ‘materiality in design’.
Sydney Design School Interior Decoration Workshop
While the Sydney Design School offers 6-12 months-long interior design and styling courses, it also puts on weekend workshops that let you dabble, but not necessarily commit long-term. Held four times a year, the school’s interior decoration workshop runs across two days, covering how to create a sample board, plan your space and select furniture, fabrics, and window treatments.
Centre For Adult Education Declutter and Get Organised
Melbourne’s Centre For Adult Education (CAE) currently has two short interior design and decorating short courses on offer: ‘declutter and get organised’ and ‘how to style your home for sale’, both of which run for a day-long, in-person session.
Three Birds Styling School
Three Birds Styling School is a four-week online programme that teaches all the fundamentals of home and interior styling. It’s suitable for everyone from beginners looking to beautifully style their own home, rental or Airbnb, to experts who might want to learn some lesser-known tips and tricks.
Online Courses Australia Interior Design and Decorating
This online course in interior design and decorating was created in collaboration with industry experts to equip you with practical, real-world skills. It consists of just 10 study hours and can be done completely in your own time. The course will cover colour theory, light, and rhythm and harmony.
Renovating For Profit Cosmetic Renovations For Profit
Cosmetic Renovations For Profit is Renovating For Profit’s flagship programme, consisting of eight modules, 60 video tutorials and downloadable course notes. The course gives you step-by-step instructions for renovating to build wealth.