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 engaging video content

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 30,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options and 7 day money back guarantee


Free website portfolio to display your work

Online Workshops

Access to online workshops with industry experts

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 975 reviews.

  • Brianna McCloskey

  • Nov 23, 2022

The curriculum and teachers are…

The curriculum and teachers are extremely thorough and detailed in relation to every single area of Interior Design!!

  • G pfeiffer

  • Nov 21, 2022

Really informative

Very informative so far. Tutors respond in a very timely fashion. I'm pumped to see how the rest goes.

  • Keaunna B.

  • Nov 20, 2022

So far I’ve enjoyed the program

So far I’ve enjoyed the program. I’m definitely learning things that I feel will make me more confident entering the...

  • Priscila Peters

  • Nov 15, 2022

My experience has been enjoyable

My experience so far has been great and I have been learning more than I ever expected! The modules are...

  • Elisabeth Kudiess

  • Nov 14, 2022

Course if phenomenal

Modules are great, very easy to understand and explanatory. Tutor's feedback is great with great support and helpful explanations. Love...

  • Jordon Nicholson

  • Nov 14, 2022

IDI the unique experience…

IDI has allowed me gain the confidence in my designs. The modules challenge me to expand my thinking. It is...

  • Nathalie O.

  • Nov 9, 2022

Im thrilled to say I have made it half…

Im thrilled to say I have made it half way through this course! I have learned so much through these...

  • Hanna Ortiz de Alvarez

  • Nov 8, 2022

Learning with IDI is both easy and fun!

The material of each module is easy to read and gives you the knowledge you need to succeed and become...

  • Malak Radwan

  • Nov 5, 2022

A very informative course that has made…

A very informative course that has made me pay more attention to details and be more creative!

  • Karen Owen

  • Nov 2, 2022

Great course, highly recommend

This is a such a great course and a one I wish I had discovered earlier. Although the content for...

  • Kitina

  • Oct 27, 2022

Quality program

I am amazed at the quality and the in-depth curriculum of the Interior Design program at IDI. The visuals are...

  • Phoebe Pilaro

  • Oct 25, 2022

I think this is an amazing program

I think this is an amazing program. It is so well organized and well done. It feels totally up to...

  • Ashlee Reynolds

  • Oct 20, 2022

Im so glad I decided to enroll in IDI

Im so glad I decided to enroll in IDI! I’m learning the essential skills to become an interior designer and...

  • Nicole Montanez

  • Oct 20, 2022

So far So Good!

I’ve just started the 6th module and I must say that I am learning a lot. I’m definitely learning things...

  • Frances D

  • Oct 17, 2022

I signed up for this course based on a…

I signed up for this course based on a long held interest in interior design. It is so much more...

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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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.

Khamille Tyler

With over 20 years of experience working with clients in the residential, corporate and restaurant/hospitality industries, Khamille possesses a vast and practical outlook.

Meghan Yang

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

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.

Robert Parisi

With this experience, Robert joined his family’s successful interiors business specializing in interior fittings and finishes, particularly kitchen and bathroom design.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Megan Gumpf

Stow, OH

Upon graduating, I now have started my own interior design business, ‘Homes by Hannig’ and I feel confident in doing so because of my experience that I have had with The Interior Design Institute.

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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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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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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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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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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)

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International locations

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

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