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 video content via the Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options


Free website portfolio to display your work


7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 1024 reviews.

  • LG

  • 22-Jan-2022

Worth your money!

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  • 14-Jan-2022

The best of all online design schools

They are best of all online design schools

  • SM

  • 9-Jan-2022

Loving the journey

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  • 8-Jan-2022

Learning a lot from this course so far…

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  • 2-Jan-2022

I have had such a great experience with…

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  • 31-Dec-2021

Love this course!

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  • 20-Dec-2021

My experience has been great so far

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  • 11-Dec-2021

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until now

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  • 9-Dec-2021

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  • 6-Dec-2021

I am very happy with this course

I am very happy with this course, Module 10 was very challenging and took me a long time. English is...

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  • 5-Dec-2021

I love this 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.
Ashley Vancardo
Ashley is the creative and passionate interior design stylist behind Ashley Van Design where her services include interior design, e-design, property staging and styling, colour consultations and freelance assignments.
Meghan Yang
Meghan's work ranges from residential to small commercial work, with an emphasis on new builds and major renovation.
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.
Wendi Snyder
Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Jessica Hanbury

Victoria, BC

Taking the design diploma program gave me the confidence to branch out and finally start my own interior design company: Hanbury Design Co.

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Jamie Lundstrom

North Vancouver, BC

I was very impressed with the quality of each module. I wanted to gain as much information as possible from a quality interior design course, similar to that of getting a degree in interior design.

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Melissa Foster

Toronto, ON

I really felt like I was learning and gaining the knowledge I needed to become a full-time designer.

During the course, I picked up a few clients and recently decided to start my own business, G-Foster Designs.

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Valeriia Iushmanova


The modules are well-written, easy to understand and beautifully illustrated. The communication with the tutor was amazing, I felt the effort that she was putting into our interactions and communication. It is such a great introduction into the design world and the course truly touches on every subject that you might need working in the field.

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Samantha Vince

Hudson, QC

This course was a wonderful learning experience. The course is designed in a way to push you out of your comfort zone.

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Cera Bollo

Armstrong, BC

I had so much fun completing this course. Being able to take your time and work around your own schedule is a huge benefit. The way the course is laid out is methodical and smart. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about interior design.

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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.

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Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

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The Interior Design Institute

701 West Georgia Street, Suite 1500
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

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

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With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are 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.