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 consist 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 and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our courses you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, 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 criticism 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 tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our courses, you can 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 experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything Interior Design!

The modules were not only enjoyable, but they provided USEFUL information - the kind that I'm sure will be a big help in the future as an interior designer. My tutor was super nice, helpful and had amazing ideas on how I could improve my work, and the community was also very inspiring and motivating! It was so good to read all the IDI student success stories, as I'm hoping to become one of them!

Anita Bokova


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Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 468 reviews.

  • Patricia Guggisberg

  • 18 hours ago

Great course

I recommend this course to everyone who wishes to get some good basis and knowledge in Interior Design. The modules...

  • Jemma Jaques

  • 22 hours ago

Excellent Interior Design Course

I've just finished 6 out of the 12 modules and am really enjoying the course; I'd forgotten how much fun...

  • Chinwe

  • 3 days ago

This course has been nothing short of brilliant

This course has been nothing short of brilliant! The modules are remarkably easy to follow while still providing enough depth...

  • Linda Clemensson

  • 3 days ago

I’m loving my course and have learned…

I’m loving my course and have learned so much from all the reading and research. My tutor Wendi seems to...

  • Laura Potter

  • 5 days ago

Do it!

I am so happy that I signed up to do this after thinking about it for such a long time!...

  • Jamie-Lee Hart

  • 8 days ago

I am halfway through the course and I…

I am halfway through the course and I am absolutely loving it! The course is very well structured and each module...

  • Kamila Panasiuk

  • 9 days ago

Definitely recommend

I am so happy that I have decided to start my interior design journey with The Interior Design Institute. My...

  • Jagoda Duda

  • 14 days ago

Great experience and training

Great experience and training. Very well structured and comprehensive.

  • Belinda Morrisroe

  • 15 days ago

I have enjoyed this course very much…

I have enjoyed this course very much and developed many ways in which to put colours together to prevent mistakes....

  • Danielle D

  • 16 days ago

I have had an excellent experience…

I have had an excellent experience since taking on this course. Student Support team and my tutor have offered exceptional...

  • Zeennat Anseline

  • 16 days ago

I am loving my course

I am loving my course. It can be online but we are provided with so much information and the tutors...

  • CS

  • 23 days ago

I'm enjoying the course

I'm enjoying the course. It is quite complete and really prepares us to carry out projects and work in interior...

  • Eve B

  • 24 days ago

Great course

Great course. Informative and good structured modules. Great tutor support. Very happy customer.

  • Innie

  • 25 days ago

The content of the course is fantastic…

The content of the course is fantastic and someone is there always to help if you get stuck! I’m so...

  • Sophie

  • 26 days ago

Really Enjoyable

Currently starting module 7 therefore can only speak for the first 50% of the course, however I am really enjoying...