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 1038 reviews.

  • Polina M.

  • Mar 21, 2023

This course is great!

This course is great! The modules are easy to read and follow, at your own pace, with an abundance of...

  • Sarah Micsky

  • Mar 19, 2023

Challenging modules that make you have…

Challenging modules that make you have to think, learn, and figure things out on your own that I feel is...

  • Mara Azevedo

  • Mar 17, 2023

Great overall

Great overall

  • Angelis M Blosser

  • Mar 17, 2023

I love this course

I love this course, I wish I have enough time to be more focus on it, other than that everything...

  • Amanda Scovern

  • Mar 12, 2023

Interior Design Institute offers a…

Interior Design Institute offers a wealth of foundational design instruction that you complete at your own pace. My tutor always...

  • Allison Rhode

  • Mar 9, 2023


The content is really applicable to what I need to learn, and the tutor provides helpful feedback.

  • Teresa Smith

  • Mar 6, 2023

I really appreciate the feedback I…

I really appreciate the feedback I receive from experienced designers in the field.

  • Amanda

  • Mar 6, 2023

I really enjoy how the classes are…

I really enjoy how the classes are broken down and I’m getting more confident to be able to do this...

  • Emma haugen

  • Mar 6, 2023

I love being able to get a degree…

I love being able to get a degree without having to take general education classes. I also love the fact...

  • Metaksia Airapetian

  • Mar 6, 2023

Amazing school

This school is amazing. Every lesson has detailed step by step tutorials. I'm still in the process, but can't wait...

  • Deanne Dawdy

  • Mar 3, 2023

So far I have loved IDI

So far I have loved IDI. The modules are informative and the support is awesome. I love the FB page...

  • H. Rosinski

  • Mar 2, 2023

A solid program with loads of potential for growth

My experience with IDI and the content of the program modules has been very positive. The program is thorough, well...

  • Danielle

  • Mar 1, 2023

Would recommend.

This course is thorough and informative. Self paced is definitely not for everyone so you do have to be disciplined....

  • Karen Wilson

  • Mar 1, 2023

Try IDI, you will gain so much knowledge

I am thrilled to be taking this course. The modules are challenging and fun and my tutor is always available...

  • jh

  • Feb 28, 2023

best course

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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.

Helen Morrow

With over twenty years in both large-scale hospitality and corporate projects in Australia and USA, Helen is a highly experienced interior designer with a lifelong passion for design and a unique international perspective.

Laura Encinas Ortega

Laura has worked in international projects located in the UK, Europe, and Asia within the environs of award-winning architectural practices. Laura has experience working on commercial, high-end residential, cultural and educational projects from large-scale master planning to bespoke furniture solutions.

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

1160 Battery Street East
Suite 100
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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