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6 Of The Best Online Interior Design Courses

The new year is the perfect time to learn a new skill. If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it is the unique importance of home. In short, we believe that everyone deserves a fabulous home that is functional, yet filled with personality! Therefore, we have pulled together 6 of our favourite interior design courses that help you to create a stylish sanctuary. All available online, you can learn valuable interior design skills from industry experts from the comfort of your sofa. In addition, each course offers something different so you can find your perfect fit. From the iconic American designer Kelly Wearstler to leading interior author, columnist and blogger Kate Watson-Smyth, these expert courses help demystify the world of interior design and ensure everyone has the power to create an extraordinary home. So, in no particular order, here are our favourite online interior design courses to invest in this year...

Create Academy Interior Design Course

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Kate Watson-Smyth is the author of the UK’s No.1 interiors blog, As a result, Kate is a true expert in the wonderful world of interiors. Above all, Kate celebrates the home as a space to express yourself and your individual sense of style. Available through Create Academy, in How To Be Mad About Your House, Kate’s wisdom is shared over 25 video lessons. Created as a down-to-earth guide, this interior design course is ideal for all projects, large or small. From discovering inspirations to practical advice on maximising space and staying within budget, Kate’s wealth of experience shines through. So, whether you are searching for your personal style identity or embarking on a full renovation, this course has everything you need to make your house a home. Moreover, don’t forget to follow Kate on Instagram to get inspired by her own incredible home journey!

How To Be Mad About Your House with Kate Watson-Smyth, £127.00

For more interior design courses, head to Create Academy.


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MasterClass is reinventing online education. For example, the streaming platform introduces lessons from 180 of the world’s best innovators, from interior design to branding and business. Most importantly, these lessons can be accessed anywhere. As a result, you can benefit from interior design advice from the brilliant Kelly Wearstler from anywhere in the world. Renowned as one of the biggest names in modern interior design, Kelly Wearstler’s style is iconic. As an award-winning designer responsible for luxury hotel interiors across the globe, this interior design course takes you behind the scenes to learn tricks of the trade from one of the very best. Firstly, you will learn how to choose colours, materials and textures with confidence. In addition, the 17 video lessons reveal how to curate collections and develop your own personal style at home.

Kelly Wearstler Teaches Interior Design, from £14.00 a month.

Find more interior design courses and lifestyle lessons on MasterClass.

Lucy Gough Interior Design Course

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We have worked with talented interior stylist Lucy Gough for many years at Rockett St George. Therefore, we know first-hand how incredible she is at creating interiors that tell a story. After many years of working as a successful stylist for all of your favourite interior magazines, Lucy is now offering a chance to journey behind the scenes with her interior design courses. As a result, her course How To Style Your Home Like A Magazine is a must-have inclusion in our edit. Within the course, you will learn fundamental areas of styling your home and develop ideas for personal styling projects. Moreover, the course includes interviews with industry experts and creative tasks designed to build your confidence. From finding your favourite colour palette to creating inspirational mood boards, this course includes everything you need to create your dream home look in real life.

How To Style Your Home Like A Magazine By Lucy Gough, £149.00 (available with payment plan options).

For more styling and interior design courses, check out Lucy’s website.

Create Academy Interior Design Course

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Create Academy has so many amazing interior design courses to choose from. Therefore, we couldn’t resist adding another of their courses to our final top 6. Led by interiors legend Lisa Dawson, Introduction To Resourceful Interior Styling focuses on sustainable decorating.

As an award-winning writer, stylist and interiors blogger, Lisa’s home provides endless inspiration to her 195k Instagram followers. However, with the Create Academy course, you can take this inspiration a step further and learn directly from Lisa herself. Above all, the course covers how to use existing and affordable vintage pieces to create an extraordinary home. Firstly, Lisa shares a wealth of advice on repurposing furniture and making the most of what you already have. Secondly, you will discover how to find your own interiors style. In addition, the course covers practical decorating tips, an affordable art-buying guide and many more innovative restyling ideas. Perfect for embracing your creative side, Lisa’s step-by-step guide will help you to transform any space in style.

Introduction To Resourceful Interior Styling with Lisa Dawson, £49.00

Sophie Robinson

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Sophie Robinson is a British interior stylist, designer and journalist who you might recognise from her guest judge role on The Great Interior Design Challenge & Interior Design Masters. With a wealth of interior design experience, Sophie is renowned for creating beautiful interiors with maximalist colour confidence. Consequently, if you’re a fellow colour enthusiast then this is the course for you. In short, Sophie’s interior design courses empower you as an individual to create a home that you can feel proud of. Through the framework of Be Your Own Interior Designer, you will gain knowledge of design processes and how to apply these to your own home. Moreover, the course reveals insights into how to approach decorating a room like an interior designer. Encouraging you to explore your creativity and unique sense of style, this course helps you to create wow factor room designs with ease.

Be Your Own Interior Designer with Sophie Robinson, £295.00 or three monthly instalments of £99.00.

Inside Stylists Interior Design Course

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Finally, we have Inside Stylist’s, Interior Styling course. Inside Stylists is a one-stop-shop destination that provides useful resources for stylists and writers. However, their interior styling course is ideal for anyone looking to style their home like a professional too. In other words, although marketed to interior styling as a profession, the course is also an amazing way to achieve magazine-worthy looks at home. In addition, you’ll also learn how to shoot your home which might come in handy for showing off your new skills on social media!

Within the online course, Founder & renowned stylist Emma Morton-Turner takes you through all the essentials. For example, you will learn the rules of layering and discover balance through symmetry. Moreover, Emma covers understanding texture, flat-lay styling, lighting and professional tips on shooting the final look. So, whether you are looking for a change in career or to style your home like a pro, this is the course for you.

Interior Styling Course, £399.00

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