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With the warmer months upon us, it’s high season for home decoration, with interior design projects going on right the way across Australia. So, if you’re in need of some inspiration, we’re here with 5 great home decor ideas that you can use, as well as some advice on how online interior design courses can boost your skills as a homeowner or professional interior designer.

A new colour scheme or theme can completely transform how your interior areas feel, with certain interior design options giving the appearance of more light and greater space. So, if you’re ready for some great ideas, make sure you’ve got a pen and paper handy! Let’s dive in!

Option #1 - A Summer Flower Theme

As most good interior design short courses show, floral patterns are perennial (pardon the pun), as they never seem to go out of style! Offering a truly classic feel, the right floral decor can add more than a touch of Summer to any room in the house. Whether talking about wallpaper, pillows or even furniture, adding some flower-themed accessories can give everything the spruce it needs!

Option #2 - Decluttering Goes a Long Way!

Take any sort of online training in interior design and it will tell you how important space is and when you don’t have much of it, creating a fresh look can be tough. By getting rid of all unnecessary clutter from your home, you expose its sleek lines and provide a canvas on which to paint your new decor. Then by adding a new coat of white or light-coloured paint, you might be surprised at the transformation. 

Option #3 - Add Some Metal Into the Equation

Well placed metal finishes - as a good interior design course will show us - can add real elegance to any room, so why not try including some in your new design? You could be talking about metallic ornaments, a wrought iron bed frame or a chic side table lamp? Other options include metallic coffee tables, candle holders and picture frames. 

Option #4 - Include Nature In your Design!

What we all tend to forget is that Summer isn’t all about whites and yellows, as there’s plenty of green in nature too! Embodying renewal, a tasteful green pastel colour scheme or even a restored side-cabinet painted green can do the trick. Add a few of these nature-themed elements around the home and you’ll get that refreshing feeling all Summer long!

Option #5 - Letting Your Wild Side Free!

Nobody said that a fresh new Summer colour scheme had to be tame, far from it! As interior design short courses teach you, the only limit is that of your own imagination, so why not let it loose? How about trying a tiger print wall decoration contrasted by some peach, black and white soft furnishings? When you look at the colour wheel, it’s surprising how many striking colours go well together!

Be a Better Interior Designer With Flexible Online Learning

It’s pretty evident that there are limitless possibilities when it comes to interior design and the great news is that honing your skills has never been easier thanks to CPD-approved, modular, video-based training from OCA. Able to be taken at a pace that suits you, online interior design courses like our Interior Design And Decorating Certificate represent the easiest way to train.

So, if you’d like to know more as a budding professional or homeowner, you can find out more about us and our industry-leading micro-learning by visiting us at Alternatively, if you would like to talk to us about your requirements, give us a call today on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be happy to discuss your options. 

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