Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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 20,000 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 659 reviews.

  • Maria Leal

  • 19 hours ago

I've been enjoying and learning a lot…

I've been enjoying and learning a lot throughout the whole curse. It's been very helpful. The modules are very well...

  • Heather Webb

  • 1 day ago

Fantastic Interior Design School!!

Fantastic Interior Design School!!! I highly recommend this online school!!

  • Cynthia Rojas

  • 3 days ago

So much information!

The flexibility offered by this online, self-paced course works well with my regular work schedule. The reading and reference materials...

  • Longwei Li

  • 5 days ago

This course is very useful for helping…

This course is very useful for helping me to understand the fundamentals of the design. Homework are also well set...

  • Georgina Gilmore

  • 8 days ago

Excellent course for experience levels

I have had a few years of design, I originally started my design career in the UK where I am...

  • ORPER ACHIENG ONYANDO

  • 9 days ago

This course is designed in such a…

This course is designed in such a manner that makes one market ready. The content is practically relevant to the...

  • Olivia

  • 12 days ago

I have learned so much from this…

I have learned so much from this course. Good price with a lot of valuable information to learn and apply...

  • Nicole Schade

  • 13 days ago

Half way and loving it!

Half way through the course, I have been nothing but impressed. For an online, self paced course, I feel the...

  • Naira

  • 13 days ago

Recommended!

Insightful and comprehensive. Tutor and Student Group very resourceful

  • Katie Fedchun

  • 14 days ago

Very informative and interesting…

Very informative and interesting courses! I’m excited about doing them!

  • Gloria Mura

  • 18 days ago

It’s very professional I loved

It’s very professional I loved

  • Kayla Tarsan

  • 21 days ago

Love it

Love it. My tutor/instructor is very knowledgeable and sweet. I feel like I am learning a lot

  • Ashleigh Caldwell

  • 22 days ago

This program has really helped me learn…

This program has really helped me learn what interior design truly means. It has caused me to better myself as...

  • Heather Muccio

  • 24 days ago

The content is amazing!

The courses are amazing. The content is current, very interesting and relevant. My tutor is the most important aspect of...

  • Katheryn W Cowles

  • 24 days ago

Very complete and informative…

Very complete and informative curriculum for the study of interior design. Well written, illustrated, and documented books on each subject.

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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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
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.
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.
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.

Pay in Full

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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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24 Weekly Payments

$1,499.00

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6 Monthly Payments

$1,499.00

$249.83

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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)

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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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.