Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is 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.

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 Courses. 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 15,000 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 555 reviews.

  • Tami

  • 2 days ago

Well rounded course

Well rounded course! I really enjoy having that one on one communication with my tutor to help guide me with...

  • Harriet Awoh

  • 3 days ago

This course has broaden my knowledge on…

This course has broaden my knowledge on interior design and am so happy to have this knowledge, module 6 is...

  • Emilia Piperea

  • 6 days ago

Excellent Program

I am enjoying the modules so far; currently completed module 6. I like the way the material is presented and...

  • Stephannie F.

  • 7 days ago

With this program I have learned more…

With this program I have learned more than I ever thought possible about interior decorating and I am only halfway...

  • Celya Tadisch

  • 8 days ago

Would recommend IDI

This was a great experience, and left me very knowledgeable and confident to get out and start on my own!...

  • Shari D

  • 10 days ago

Modules

Each module is very interesting and comprehensive. I am intrigued by the content and each assignment as it relates to,...

  • Sara Bankasli

  • 14 days ago

SUPER AMAZING COURSE

It was such an amazing course and the tutor was great and helping , giving a lot of good advises

  • Saritha Muppavarapu

  • 16 days ago

Excellent course!!

I am clueless before joining the institute about Interior design but I am thoroughly enjoying going through the course &...

  • Lesley Andrade

  • 20 days ago

I am so blessed I made the right choice…

I am so blessed I made the right choice in enrolling with this school. From the tutors to the amazing...

  • Jacqueline DiMaggio

  • 20 days ago

Fun Stuff

A lot of information but my tutor is very helpful and responds in a timely manner. For an online course...

  • Bena Lang

  • 21 days ago

A sophisticated well laid out program

I want to start off this review by stating I'm currently a student at a top design school in NYC...

  • Kathy Overton

  • 25 days ago

This course is amazing

This course is amazing! Needed something online as I work full time. The curriculum is very comprehensive, tutors very supportive...

  • Cynthia Tsayem

  • 27 days ago

Good school

Good school, though not easy when doing distance learning since you don't have a physical tutor helping you hand to...

  • Maria Geraigiri

  • 28 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course I really love it

  • Heather Webb

  • 32 days ago

Information, Information, Information!

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The Course

At The Interior Design Institute we don't just teach Interior Design, we encourage each and 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 interactive 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 also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Interior Design through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Interior Design. These 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 a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating $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, international sporting events and publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, the sovereign nation of Kiribati, and five star resorts on Lizard Island, Vanuatu and Fiji.

She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs and her work has featured in many publications worldwide.


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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Leigh Romanello
Leigh has completed hundreds of projects, including both commercial and residential; as well as historical and new construction.

Wendi Snyder
Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.
Evette Annandale
Today Evette's consultancy specializes in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.
Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Color Consulting and Art Sourcing.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Karina Grose

Silver Spring

The material really became helpful, ESPECIALLY when I started my 1st home renovation. I often found myself referencing past modules to help when I had general design questions.

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Carsey Koch

Wenatchee

As a work-from-home mom, I needed a reputable program with online capabilities and The Interior Design Institute checked all of the boxes!

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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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Dana Tepp

Johns County

What I loved about the course is that it taught me the essentials I needed to start my own design business. It was ideal in giving me the tools and knowledge I needed, without weighing me down with nonessential information.

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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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Abby Rutman

Collingswood

If you also have that doubting voice in your head, I strongly suggest you tell it to take a back seat, because you're about to start something amazing for yourself. Thank you IDI! I truly loved this experience.

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
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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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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

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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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,499.00

$62.46

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,499.00

$249.83

per month

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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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