Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career


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

Learn from leading interior designers

High Definition Video Content

Access to video content via the Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options


Free website portfolio to display your work


7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 797 reviews.

  • Brenda Chipimo

  • Jun 19, 2021

Interior Design Review

The course is very interesting and educational. The moment you undertake the first module, all you want to do is...

  • Hina A.

  • Jun 18, 2021

Thanks, IDI !

I am so glad I finally decided to pursue my dream and IDI is making it possible. I'm half way...

  • Marina Fonticelli

  • Jun 16, 2021


I find the content of the modules so interesting and i been learning and growing so much!

  • PattiAnn Andrejcak

  • Jun 15, 2021

Great at home Interior Design course

So far I have loved the course work. I just completed Mod. 10. Unfortunately, working full time and taking care...

  • Sarah Workman

  • Jun 13, 2021

I like how thorough the materials are…

I like how thorough the materials are for each module. I also like the fact that it is self paced....

  • J. Elizabeth De Los Santos

  • Jun 12, 2021

I've learned so much since beginning my…

I've learned so much since beginning my online course with The Interior Design Institute. I'm half way through the course...

  • Lia Amirav

  • Jun 9, 2021

I highly recommend this course

I highly recommend this course! I'm only halfway and already lended a few small jobs. So grateful that I have...

  • Ariel Salinger

  • Jun 4, 2021

It is an amazing class

I love Interior Design Institute. It is a great program to help those who want to expand there knowledge and...

  • Emily Moore

  • Jun 4, 2021

I found my confidence!

IDI has given me so much confidence in my creative work. When I first started out I had my doubts...

  • Oguzhan Tekce

  • Jun 3, 2021

This is the best course i ever enroll

This is the best course i ever enroll. My tutor is so nice and kind, fastly respond my questions and...

  • Jazmine Downing

  • Jun 1, 2021

The modules have so much informationand…

The modules have so much informationand the visuals are so helpful. I love it!

  • Eileen

  • May 31, 2021

Modules have been useful and the mentor…

Modules have been useful and the mentor and online community are very helpful!

  • Charisse A. del Mundo

  • May 29, 2021

Designer’s Dream

The Interior Design Institute makes my Interior Designer’s dream come true. You won’t regret choosing this program with its wide...

  • Veronica Socolean

  • May 28, 2021

I’ve learned a great deal and loved the…

I’ve learned a great deal and loved the process so far. Every module has been well executed!

  • Amber Griffith

  • May 27, 2021

I'm through Module 10

I'm through Module 10, 2 more to go. I have loved everything I've been learning and look forward to putting...

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 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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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
Meghan's work ranges from residential to small commercial work, with an emphasis on new builds and major renovation.
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.
Sydney Brown


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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Allison A Ruda


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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Zachary Thompson

Lausanne, Switzerland

Personally, the idea of starting an interior design business felt daunting, but about halfway through the course, I began to grasp how to make the first steps to launch my own interior design career.

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Corine Essama


I've now launched my own business, Corine Phillips Interiors, where I offer interior design services, along with virtual design, home staging, and home organizing.

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Lisa VanderHoek


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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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
Kelly Donougher
Casey O'Callahan
Rebecca McDonald
Leanne Abrahams
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.

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Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrollment to receive a full refund.

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The Interior Design Institute

75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

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

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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.