I truly loved every minute of this course. I thought the material was very well put together and covered nearly every element of design one might need to know before striking out on their own. I felt the modules were challenging yet easy for the novice to work through. By module seven I had my first project, by module ten I felt confident enough to post my web site and by module twelve I had my second, even bigger, home interior assignment.
My tutor provided great feedback and I learned even more after submitting each assignment. At the same time, my tutor also provided me with the encouragement that I needed to continue through all twelve modules. This is so important when you’re learning online. In addition, the Student Support Team provided a 5-star student service, answering questions and always being so supportive. What was so wonderful was that I even learned business methods for ensuring exactly how to approach the customer and put a project plan together.
My favorite “AHA” moment during the course was gaining the knowledge that elements of design don’t have to be expensive. With all the creative things I studied during this course the word “thrift” became fashionable and inspiring. Cleverly created retro, classic, contemporary, traditional and eclectic interiors can be created on an owner’s budget thanks to such imaginative ideas and effective techniques learned at The Interior Design Institute.
I would absolutely recommend The Interior Design Institute to anyone who is interested in design either as a new career, additional learning to an existing design career or to anyone who wants to learn more and have fun with design.
Stimulating. Challenging. Rewarding.
Three small but dynamic words best describe The Interior Design Institute's 12-module course.
This well thought-out, logically-presented series provides any self-motivated student a wealth of resources, information, and guidance to educate themselves (via online interaction) in the exciting field of Interior Design. From early Architecture, to business plans, and all the pertinent aspects essential to the world of interior design, this course successfully wraps four years of study into one intensive year.
All life is comprised of design - light, pattern, texture, color, form. During the course of this study, I began to look at things differently, to study things with an educated eye. My excitement continued to build in each module as I learned more.... and the 'sleeping giant' of my creativity slowly but surely awakened. My personal tutor was my gift, my guiding light. After course submissions, I waited for each review like a child at the candy store... but only for an instant. Positive reinforcements were her opening remarks in every module, followed by comments and helpful suggestions. It fuelled my fire. I dove into each module with unbridled enthusiasm.
While studying, I was also presented with several design and redesign opportunities. Downsizing homes into smaller apartments, re-purposing "empty-nester" rooms, redesigning master suites and bathrooms, and designing a series of professional offices... with more projects waiting in the wings, I have been able to successfully use the tools I learned during the course.
Knowledge breeds confidence. Both as important as the 'nuts and bolts' of the trade are to imagining, creating, designing, and ultimately delivering the space your clients hoped for. The Interior Design Institute guides, supports, and provides those tools to those wanting to expand their horizons.
The world is pure design in the ultimate form. If we but open our eyes to really see, we are all designers just waiting to be. Thank you The Interior Design Institute for opening my eyes!
Thank you for the key to my passion. I have always had an interest in renovating and organizing apartments, but never gave the Interior Design business a thought until I found myself watching HGTV every night and on weekends.
Interior Design is far from my current career within the IT industry, but then again with a little creativity I can combine these industries and become a home office and/or home entertainment designer.
As with most people, time is money but when it comes to studying, the quality of the program is of the essence. Researching on the Internet I discovered that the Interior Design Institute had it all!
As I went through the online course my motivation kept growing and so did my passion. This course brings enough knowledge to those people who just want to be creative when re-designing their personal or friend’s residential space and it forms the foundation for people who want to continue the study to become a professional Interior Designer.
Thanks to the new tools and guidance provided by my tutor I can now take notice of many more details when I enter a room. It has also enabled me to become courageous with color schemes and explore my creativity when family and friends ask for advice. The fact that they ask for my recommendation indicate that I have already come far by taking this course.
Eventually I want to start my own business. For now I intend to further my studies and find new ways to broaden my experience within this area. All in all this online course is a great opportunity for anyone who want to explore the Interior Design world.
My passion for Interior Design goes beyond words.
I've been contemplating taking a course on Interior Design for a very long time, but the courses I looked into were way above my budget and my time was very limited. Then I came across The Interior Design Institute while searching for an online course. Taking this course was absolutely the best decision for me. Time is still not on my side since I started the course when my baby had just turned one year old. So being a mom of a young child and a full time flight attendant for a major airline, I am extremely busy. However the program at The Interior Design Institute is so flexible and organized that I was able to fit my school responsibilities into my personal life beautifully. I studied while my baby napped and also brought my computer and study materials to work, so I could study on my layovers. At the end of the course I went through all the modules I studied and found to be unbelievable the amount of information and knowledge I acquired along the way.
Throughout the course my tutor provided me with invaluable feedback, and words of encouragement that really kept me going. I won't ever look at a room or the world the same again. Now I understand the concept of design, I learned how to combine colors for the best visual outcome, learned about textiles, lighting, architecture and much more. I can now put the pieces of the puzzle together with confidence. For my delight my sister in Los Angeles wants me to renovate her living room. I'm eager to start the project. Studying at The Interior Design Institute was challenging, fun and an amazing experience. Now when I read and study my Interior Design magazines subscriptions and of course watch my favorite channel HGTV, my opinions are educated, I can evaluate my design tastes based on knowledge. I just want to thank all of you who put this wonderful program together at an accessible cost, so everyone who has aspiration for interior design can benefit from it.
This course is the beginning of a wonderful journey I have ahead of me.
The Interior Design Institute taught me so much! Not only do the modules teach you everything there is to know about Interior Design, it goes a step further and teaches you about the business aspect of the field.
Interior Design has always been a passion of mine. The Interior Design Institute was exactly what I needed to pursue my dream. I am now an owner of my very own Interior Design Studio! I already have three clients lined up that I am beginning to work with.
After hearing about my great experience with The Interior Design Institute, friends and family of mine are now taking it upon themselves to start the course! I found all of the modules to be very fulfilling and interesting.
I would complete one assignment, and right away move on to the next. I was so eager to read and learn more about Interior Design. My tutor was very helpful as well. She was constantly providing me with amazing feedback on all of my assignments submitted. If I had any questions at all about the modules I was able to contact student support at any hour of the day or night!
I also found the course to be extremely convenient. I would wake up in the morning, grab a glass of orange juice, and sit down with my laptop and learn about Interior Design!
I started out with very little knowledge in Interior Design and came out as a business owner holding a Diploma. The completion of the 12 modules was very liberating to say the least. My experience with The Interior Design Institute was truly rewarding!
Once I decided to seriously pursue a career in Interior Design, I searched high and low for the best possible online Interior Design School that would serve my ‘big picture’ goals, while also facilitating my schedule. Upon spending countless long-hour days scouring the internet for all things ‘Interior Design School,’ I had the good fortune of finally finding my perfect match – The Interior Design Institute! Even at the infancy stage of enrolling in the course, I knew I had found the right school. Now, fast forward, having completed the work and making it to graduation, I am proud to say my hunch – from the beginning, to now – was spot on!
Between my empowering and super awesome tutor, and the terrific staff, I am grateful for the educational experience The Interior Design Institute has provided me – just nothing short of an exciting and perpetually creative process! My tutor had such a nurturing and supportive approach where she would ‘turn the knob,’ just so, to reflect a certain helpful point and much to my benefit on each assignment. From completing the first module, to working my way to the very last, while it took nothing less than diligence and hard work taking on the challenge of each assignment, I am happy in the end this arduous effort has paid off – making me today a stronger designer. With top earned scores and successfully making it to graduation, I am so glad I invested the time, the discipline, and the energy into this most vital ‘interior design’ educational journey – all truly worth it to me!
Thanks to The Interior Design Institute I now have a rich, even deeper level of appreciation and understanding for great design and architecture. Today, everywhere I look, I find inspiration all around me. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is seriously looking to take their designer passion and talent to the next level – The Interior Design Institute will certainly get you there. You will learn, as I certainly have, that no longer will you have to limit yourself to only being a HGTV ‘designer wannabe’… and actually, BE A DESIGNER!
I have worked in the custom home business with my husband for the last six years, helping customers make all of their selections for the interior and exterior of their homes. So many of them were so nervous about building a new home because they were afraid they would make a fatal error in a major selection.
As I have worked with them, I have found there were times when I wished I could explain in technical terms why I was recommending a certain material or color or why a certain combination would work together while another wouldn't.
I have four children, run the custom home business with my husband, homeschool my children and in general have a lot going on, so there was no way I could consider a second degree in interior design, but I desperately wanted some training. I knew an online course would be perfect, as it would allow me to work at my own pace and work during the hours I had available.
I really enjoyed reading the materials and completing the assignments as I had time, and I now have a new level of confidence in my existing work.
I have also started a new business to help these same customers and others with decorating the insides of their homes once they move in. I have also ventured into remodeling, securing my first kitchen remodel while completing this course.
The reference library I now have of the twelve modules also provides me with a quick way to refresh my memory on specific topics as needed down the line. I plan on referring back to the material in the future and using it to increase the value I can offer to others.
Interior design, decorating and styling are hobbies of mine that I have always enjoyed and never fully developed. I decided to enroll at the Interior Design Institute at a point in my life when I knew I was going to be able to dedicate some time to the education of this art. With that I enrolled, with an open mind.
I didn’t plan on opening a business or applying to any design or architecture firm. Instead, this was my attempt at achieving an education for my very own personal enrichment. What I got in return was much more than just that. I gained self confidence in the field and I discovered that I had talent, style and taste that flowed harmoniously with today’s demands on design. I found that I wasn’t only interested in the different modules but I was fully engaged and challenged. I finished the course wanting to know more.
There is nothing more satisfying than knowing you gave your best to a certain task to then fulfil it thoroughly. I felt like this throughout the course mostly thanks to my tutor who was extremely helpful and supportive. She gave me more of a reason to do better as the modules progressed. I can’t believe I actually finished the course in 8 months!
I was obsessed with it and I would do it all over again. I am absolutely confident in the resources and knowledge I have gained and I know that if I do decide to start my own business and/or apply to a firm one day, I can do so with my head held high. After the course I was hired to redecorate an entire beach apartment that belongs to a colleague from work. I'm sure this is only the beginning.
Thank you The Interior Design Institute for allowing my imagination to roam free and for letting me express myself in an area where I know that even though I lacked several skills at first, I knew I was bound to improve given your expertise and trustworthy advice. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in this area of Design.
I absolutely loved this course. It turned out to be much more challenging and informative than I anticipated. It showed me aspects of Interior Design that I didn't consider before and I loved the fact that it covers history as well as architecture in the first few assignments, helping me develop my eye for various styles and their decor as they relate to specific eras. It is a great way to start analyzing and criticizing the interior as well as exterior treatments of various buildings, while getting more comfortable with the historic roots of current stylistic elements, while developing your own style.
This being an online course, one might think it would be insufficient in its coverage of the world of Interior Design from theoretical concepts to the practical, real world aspects, yet the whole course curriculum is logical, informative and provides great insights into the many aspects of interior design. Also, doing it at my own pace, made it stress free and it allowed me to throughly and extensively learn the modules and do my assignments. I do have a very busy schedule and wouldn't have been able to do it otherwise.
In every single feedback I got from my tutor I learned something new, received encouragement to explore my creativity and style as well as improve and obtain more skill in the areas that were my weaker points. I feel like I know so much more about Interior Design as a whole and its vast concepts.
This course was definitely worth taking. Interior design is a great passion of mine - regardless if it's done modestly or lavishly - and this course helped me see that beauty can be found and created everywhere, from the largest concepts to the smallest details.
I plan to explore and expand my creativity using the knowledge and skill acquired from the course in my future career as an Interior Designer.
A sample of our students design work