About the Interior Design Course

A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design Course gives you all of the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.

The Interior Design Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

The modules are designed to be read sequentially and will help build your knowledge to enable you to design a residential space.

There are exercises at the end of each module, which will require you to participate in the design experience. It is through participation and interaction that you will learn to feel confident and find your creative voice. The exercises are designed to help you build your first professional portfolio.

Each student will be given the same residential renovation tasks that will require them to upload new floor and lighting plans, suggest furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories, explore decoration and various design styles, provide colour schemes, upload mood boards, write quotations, prepare newspaper ads, write a scope of works for your contractors, provide a preliminary costing for your clients, etc.

As this is an online course, we understand that some of our students do not have access to real life renovations or clients, so each project completed throughout our course will be hypothetical.

Experience the transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve while gaining more knowledge and skills. Enjoy the process of gaining skills that will enable you to communicate your untapped, creative potential.

How to study online

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol, you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there, you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 90 pages in length and is full of detailed, technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks), you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas. Their feedback will help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our course, you have access to the safety net and guidance of the Student Support team, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive feedback on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message, and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room with you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, which allows you to study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge, you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with #IDIstudents

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our courses. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything interior design!

I am ecstatic about achieving my Diploma. Without this Diploma and experience of studying via distant learning, I would not have been able to realise my dream of becoming a professional Interior Designer.

Kerry Sarah Quinn

Tyne & Wear

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 529 reviews.

  • Susie Godwin

  • 5 days ago

This is a brilliant course that I would…

This is a brilliant course that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who has an interest in property refurbishment. My...

  • Julie Aldred

  • 8 days ago

Complete interior design course

If you want to learn interior design from start to finish then this is the course for you. I’ve learnt...

  • Tracey

  • 9 days ago

I absolutely LOVE this course.

I absolutely LOVE this course. The modules are in depth and extremely interesting, covering all aspects of interior design. My...

  • Negin Kousedghi

  • 14 days ago

I am half way through of interior…

I am half way through of interior design course and it’s been such great journey . I’ve learned so much &...

  • Deman Sabah

  • 19 days ago

Im half way through the IDI diploma and…

Im half way through the IDI diploma and Im loving it, so excited to finish it all.

  • Aimee Gautier

  • 36 days ago

Really enjoying the course so far

Really enjoying the course so far, learning lots of different techniques.

  • Aiste

  • 36 days ago

I love this course

I love this course, as I can study from the comfort of my home. Flexible shedule to fit my busy...

  • Silvia Galli

  • 37 days ago

Can't recommend enough :)

As a designer, I was looking for a serious and complete interior design course to deepen my knowledge in the...

  • Chantel M.

  • 45 days ago

Take a leap of faith!

Halfway through my course and I couldn’t be more happier I made the jump. While it took me a while...

  • Alisha Bowley

  • 45 days ago

This has given me my perfect portfolio ready for work

I love this course so much. I’ve been doing it for 5 months so far and I am now on...

  • Customer

  • 49 days ago

Highly recommend this course.

Highly recommend this course. Love it!!

  • Asmaa Iqbal

  • 51 days ago

Glad I found the IDI

The course has been amazing so far. My tutor is lovely and the modules are simple to follow. I would...

  • Helena BG

  • 51 days ago

This course is great!

This course is great! I am learning lots of things about Interiors. Everyone is really helpful.

  • Georgina

  • 51 days ago

A really great course...

A really great course as an introduction to a interior design, really sets you up for a career in the...

  • Maria Tamayo

  • 55 days ago

Great course with great content

I really enjoy the approach and the content of the modules. The material covered includes theory and hands on approach...