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 4.7 out of 5 based on 768 reviews.

  • Lynn K.

  • May 16, 2021

So Worth It!!!

Love it!! Interior design has always been my passion that I have never been able to pursue until now. Even...

  • Kate Kauffman

  • May 16, 2021

Each module is put together very well

Each module is put together very well. It is easy to read, an very detailed. The assignments, while challenging at...

  • Shawna Mace

  • May 14, 2021

Excellent Interior Design School!

The Interior Design Institute is an excellent online school! I did a lot of research before selecting this program and...

  • Kathy

  • May 14, 2021

IDI education is great for self directed creatives

I am finding that my IDI education is interesting and challenging. It is not overwhelming in the areas completely new...

  • Claire Tunmore

  • May 14, 2021

I have totally enjoyed doing this…

I have totally enjoyed doing this course so far. My tutor Leigh is very responsive and helpful.

  • Viroselie Caviedes

  • May 13, 2021

Great course so far

Great course so far! Not just theoretical information but actual hands-on, creative assignments.

  • Jennifer Miller

  • May 10, 2021

Highly Recommend

As someone who has always been interested in interior design, I've been enjoying this course! I love that I was...

  • Kerriann Vogel

  • May 9, 2021

I have greatly enjoyed my experience…

I have greatly enjoyed my experience with The Interior Design Institute. The courses are informative and easy to follow. The...

  • Yudelkis

  • May 8, 2021

Best course ever

Best course ever.

  • A M

  • May 8, 2021

Easy, affordable, convenient and excellent modules

I love the classes even though some may be challenging. I’m learning so much and meeting really nice people on...

  • Tara Wivell

  • May 5, 2021

Courses for the Real World

The modules are very informative and follow a natural progression. Course work is comprehensive and assignments are designed to have...

  • Ashley

  • May 5, 2021

IDI is a truly great online course

IDI is a truly great online interior design course. I can not recommend more, I am learning more about interior...

  • Maud Antonini

  • May 3, 2021

In depth classes!

The modules go in so much depth! You have the ability to reach out to your assigned tutor any time...

  • cynthia malena

  • May 2, 2021

I love everything about IDI

I love everything about IDI. Im having so much fun learning, taking my time and my tutor have been very...

  • Maria Leal

  • Apr 30, 2021

Excellent curse

Excellent curse. Very happy and learning a lot.

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.
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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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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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


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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Emily Peterson


My tutor, Wendi, did such a thorough job grading and giving me constructive feedback. I am very grateful for her and for the entire IDI course. If you’re researching courses right now, I promise that IDI is the best!

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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.