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 20,000 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 4.8 out of 5 based on 917 reviews.

  • Liam Rencontre

  • 05 Aug 2022

Amazing course!

The course is really good.

  • Stuart Van Tonder

  • 29 Jul 2022

Interior Design Institute is the place…

Interior Design Institute is the place to study design, it has been an amazing journey for studying. No greater place...

  • M Maree

  • 29 Jul 2022

I had a great experience so far

I had a great experience so far. I have an amazing tutor, who is always friendly and gives good feedback....

  • Nthabiseng Jennifer Maila

  • 25 Jul 2022

Achieving my childhood dream

Being an IDI student has been nothing short of great. The course has challenged me both personally and academically, the...

  • Kaitlynn Erin Howard

  • 25 Jul 2022

Best place to study

Best place to study! Friendly tutors, fast responses just overall amazing

  • Jean-Lize Scheun

  • 25 Jul 2022

Best Interior Design Course EVER!

I am absolutely in love with this course, it is extremely informative and provides one with all the knowledge you...

  • Anastácia Luís Chunguana

  • 24 Jul 2022

Good and comprehensive

It’s a very interesting course and the best part is the interaction with my tutor, she is very helpful and...

  • Taryn

  • 24 Jul 2022

What an incredible course

What an incredible course! I absolutely loved this journey and fantastic input from my tutor. I would recommend this course...

  • Elmarie Broodryk

  • 23 Jul 2022

Don't doubt, enroll!

This is a program I would recommend to anyone. The communication and administration is so professional. My tutor Evette is...

  • Nicky

  • 22 Jul 2022

I would recommend the Interior Design Institute

I would recommend the Interior Design Institute to anyone wishing to embark on their interior design journey. It has been...

  • Gita Holm

  • 19 Jul 2022

Pleasantly surprised!

I am pleasantly surprised at how creative, detailed and exciting this course set out to be. It comprehensively caters well...

  • Zanele Potye

  • 19 Jul 2022

Great experience

My experience has been great so far. I have an amazing tutor Laura Encinas Ortega, who always gives great feedback,...

  • Tshegfatso Emelda Moimane

  • 18 Jul 2022

Great opportunity

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  • Jodie-Leigh Patel

  • 17 Jul 2022

The Interior Design Institute is the…

The Interior Design Institute is the best place to be at to learn about interior design. The tutors are very...

  • Nadia Wiggill

  • 14 Jul 2022

The Interior Design Institute

I would strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to work in this industry. The modules are informative and easy...

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.
Evette Annandale
Evette's company specialises in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.
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.
Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative company for interior design, decorating, property styling, colour consulting and art sourcing.

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.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Alinane Itimu


This course has helped me a lot and has broadened my understanding of interior design. I am excited to embark my new journey and the opportunities coming my way. Thank you so much to my tutor who is amazing and always gave me great advice.

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Francois Van der walt

Cape Town

The platform of use with this online study was not a big decision, I opened up the website and immediately knew that I wanted to study here. The freedom of working in your own time and with the help of the online tutor (which is amazing) gives you the choice of when and where to do it.

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Nuria Choo


On every trip, I would log onto the IDI website and feel the need to subscribe as my passion was there... interiors. Well, I did, and I can attest that it was worth every penny.

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Keolebogile Lesedi Mothei

Gaborone, Botswana

I started this course with the love and passion for decorating spaces only with no clue of designing, not knowing the importance of interior design elements and principles, the use of colours and style design. But after completing this course, I can complete floor plans, design kitchens, and play around with different colours and fabrics with confidence!

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Sharyn Sassen

Cape Town

It was so manageable to do this course while working. I worked part-time, and when projects got intense, I'd take a break from the course, picking up where I left off as soon as work quietened down.

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Marion Pearce


The journey has been amazing, and I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering a diploma in interior design. The support received from my tutor, the Institute, and the Facebook community has been wonderful.

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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.

Pay in Full

Save R 1,000.00

Now Only

R 9,999.00


Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 10,999.00

R 458.29

per week


Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 10,999.00

R 1,833.17

per month



Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Pay in Full

Save R 1,000.00

Now Only

R 13,999.00


Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 14,999.00

R 624.96

per week


Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 14,999.00

R 2,499.83

per month


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Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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The Interior Design Institute

Design Quarter
Leslie Road, Fourways
Johannesburg, 2191

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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