Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.

Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Together with renowned designer and TV personality Darren Palmer, we have created a video MASTERSERIES to accompany and complement our online Interior Design Course. It offers students the additional expert knowledge to truly inspire and take their design skills to another level.

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Features of the Course

The Interior Design Course is provided online.
You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Contributions from leading interior designers

High Definition Video Content

Access to video content via the Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

24/7 Support

24 hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 15,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 621 reviews.

  • Alexandra Gump

  • 7 days ago

While some may hesitate to take an…

While some may hesitate to take an interior design course online, one does not need to hesitate with The Interior...

  • Sergia Kelling

  • 9 days ago

Broad Spectrum of Subjects

The course covers a broad spectrum of subjects that are all very applicable to my studies. I'm enjoying the course...

  • V Galloway

  • 20 days ago

Untapped Potential - A Hidden Passion

I've always had a passion for design, particularly in the area of Home Decor. I even made it a hobby...

  • Darcy Steffen

  • 26 days ago

I am halfway through this course

I am halfway through this course, and I am blown away by how much I have already learned and grown!...

  • Djamila Cristina Silva Monteir

  • 31 days ago

Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!! Beyond my expectations. I've learned so much and I had no idea how intense and rich the course. I...

  • Am

  • 33 days ago

I am half way through the course and I…

I am half way through the course and I feel like this course is giving me all the basic informations...

  • Sarah Christensen

  • 33 days ago

Best school ever

I love this program so much! Wendi is so helpful with her feedback and helping me see things from a...

  • Nicola Chung

  • 36 days ago

I have found this course to be…

I have found this course to be extremely detailed with information. The teacher's advise and guides you each step of...

  • Sara Capistrant

  • 39 days ago

I've enjoyed my experience so far!

This is a great course for those who are interested in interior design as a hobby or career. I started...

  • Kara

  • 41 days ago

This is a great course that allows you…

This is a great course that allows you to go at your own pace & challenges you to dig deep...

  • Ryan Gentles

  • 41 days ago

Your Search Ends Here

Having a background in Architecture, I wanted to supplement my knowledge of the built environment by going in-depth into the...

  • Elizabeth Pine

  • 42 days ago

I have really enjoyed this course

I have really enjoyed this course! I researched quite a bit about different programs. How the class works, how you...

  • Jill D.

  • 45 days ago

A very thorough beginner's course!

The Interior Design Institute's course is an excellent introduction to a wide array of interior design topics, from the design...

  • Remona Woolery

  • 47 days ago

Challenging but love it

I just finished my 6th module. Some of the modules have been very challenging (module number 4 cough cough). Lol....

  • Rebecca Johnston

  • 48 days ago

I have loved studying with the interior…

I have loved studying with the interior design institute for several reasons! #Great content #flexibility #great communication with Tudor # great value...

The Course

At The Interior Design Institute, we don't just teach interior design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity. We also teach the technical and practical skills necessary to translate those design ideas into reality.

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Course Outline

The Interior Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in interior design by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Interior Design Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in Interior Design using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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Accreditation

We are accredited and recognized by

In partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates $5.00 from each enrollment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war torn Syria. UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments and learning materials. We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Author

Wende Reid has had a long and illustrious career practicing architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting globally. Wende began her career in New York, and her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, five star resorts and international sporting events. You can read about her in publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and the sovereign nation of Kiribati. She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.


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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Meghan Yang
With a background in art and construction, Meghan has the unique ability to conceptualize beautiful designs and bring them to life through careful coordination and attention to detail.
Leigh Romanello
Through her design company, Leigh has completed hundreds of projects in commercial and residential design and historical and new construction.

Laura Encinas Ortega
Laura has experience working on commercial, high-end residential, cultural and educational projects from large-scale master planning to bespoke furniture solutions.
Evette Annandale
Evette's company specializes in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Allison A Ruda

Chicago

If I hadn't taken the small leap to join IDI, who knows if I would have had the confidence to start my own interior design company. I'm really grateful for the knowledge I've gained through this course, and this is only the beginning!

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Sydney Brown

Vineyard

This interior design course has been everything I could have wanted for my future in interior design. It has equipped me with the skills I need to move forward in this field with confidence. It was informative and hands-on all at the same time.

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Andrew Scherr

New Jersey

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.

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Lisa VanderHoek

Seattle

This course was just what I needed after deciding to quit my public accounting job. I love that you can take your time with the course and finish when it works best for you. I also really liked that the assignments were comprehensive and mimicked a real-life project.

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Morgan Ovens

San Francisco

I chose to enroll with IDI because I wanted to grow my technical skills and confidence as an interior designer. This course gave a great overview of designing a large home renovation from start to finish.

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Makenna Bryer

Lincoln, NE

After completing the course, I then took an entrance exam to become a member of the C.I.D., which means that I am now a certified interior decorator! I am excited to start this new journey in design that I’ve always had a passion for!

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
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Casey O'Callahan
Rebecca McDonald
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Sabina Staedler
Nardia Nelson
Mary Langley
Cassie Mcculloch
Andrea McQueen
Trish Khoury
Gregg Churchill
Stacey Seen

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

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$1,399.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,499.00

$62.46

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,499.00

$249.83

per month

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Money Back Guarantee

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The Interior Design Institute

75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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