Erika Oikawa


This course gave me a passion for Interior Design so much.

There was a lot of information that I didn’t know before, that steadily guided me to the right point. Every module was very useful and well arranged. I could learn the basics of interior design firstly, then get into the practical assignments.

The more I completed the modules, the more I was into this course.

Other things I liked about this course were the tutors and support staff. I could get really nice advice from my personal tutor for every module, and that gave me the motivation I needed for the course. Also, the support staff were very helpful and quickly responded when I had a question or problem.

I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful course and really appreciated the feedback of my tutor and support from the IDI staff. Thank you very much for giving me the chance to be one of your Graduates!

Maya Kawai


Now, we are starting to learn 'The Interior Design Institute' as a key program for our company. My mission is to spread this program to our company. So, I'm studying this program with these members.

The Interior Design Institute taught me so much! Not only do the modules teach you everything there is to know about Interior Design, it goes a step further and teaches you about the business aspect of Interior Design.

My experience with The Interior Design Institute was truly rewarding!

Hiroko Matsuoka


I was able to gain knowledge whilst also having fun with this course.

Throughout the learning process, I was able to view lots of photos and diagrams, which made it easy to understand.

The course has provided me with a wide range of knowledge from the characteristics of materials to design principles.

Not only did I learn about the methods of interior design, I was able to learn about setting up an interior design business and advertising myself as an interior designer.

Hitoshi Murayama


I had an excellent experience completing this course and met excellent tutors in this class.

I really enjoyed the course and highly recommend this as it has given me motivation to continue studying English and well as trying something new.

Yuki Someya


I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Taking the course has been the best way to learn about the basics of interior design.

You will learn all about interior design history, how to visually express and write about interior images, how to draft architectural drawings and One-Point Perspective drawings, how to choose color tones and how to make Mood Boards. All this and more is learnt through the 12 modules.

If you are not fluent in English, you can easily understand all the modules as they are written in a simple and clear manner. Informative pictures and figures are also included.

Edward Andrew Skeel

Tochigi City

I had always enjoyed technical drawing at school but chose a different path in university. I decided that it was not too late to change my career direction, but needed something I could study while working full-time. The Interior Design Institute offered a course that covered many aspects of the fundamentals of design, the development process you have to go through when formulating ideas, dealing with clients and also gave me the opportunity to pick-up my drawing skills again.

There are parts of the course that I was a complete novice to, especially with respect to the business element. Any problems I had, or questions that arose, were answered helpfully by tutors and student support. It doesn’t feel like you are being handed a ton of information and then left in the dark to complete your studies. Help and encouragement are there when you need it.

The module where you are given the chance to work with a client to simulate a real designer experience was, for me, the best part of the course and one from which I did gain real “hands-on” experience. The early module about discussing different styles and buildings also raised my interest in architecture too. I recommend this course to people who want a broad idea of what goes into Interior Design, as well as concentrated studies offered by their advanced courses.

The wisest man chooses his own direction (and it is never too late to change it).

Charlene Schuster-Knox

Ohio, USA

I truly loved every minute of this course. I thought the material was very well put together and covered nearly every element of design one might need to know before striking out on their own. I felt the modules were challenging yet easy for the novice to work through. By module seven I had my first project, by module ten I felt confident enough to post my web site and by module twelve I had my second, even bigger, home interior assignment.

My tutor provided great feedback and I learned even more after submitting each assignment. At the same time, my tutor also provided me with the encouragement that I needed to continue through all twelve modules. This is so important when you’re learning online. In addition, the Student Support Team provided a 5-star student service, answering questions and always being so supportive. What was so wonderful was that I even learned business methods for ensuring exactly how to approach the customer and put a project plan together.

My favorite “AHA” moment during the course was gaining the knowledge that elements of design don’t have to be expensive. With all the creative things I studied during this course the word “thrift” became fashionable and inspiring. Cleverly created retro, classic, contemporary, traditional and eclectic interiors can be created on an owner’s budget thanks to such imaginative ideas and effective techniques learned at The Interior Design Institute.

I would absolutely recommend IDI to anyone who is interested in design either as a new career, additional learning to an existing design career or to anyone who wants to learn more and have fun with design.

Stephen John Prosser

Waikanae, New Zealand

Having recently purchased my first home which was in need of 'sprucing up' I decided to go online for ideas and inspiration. During my research I came across The Interior Design Institute and was instantly hooked!

I had not studied for over twenty years and was a little hesitant at first, however after reading the prospectus I felt at ease with the fact I could study and learn at my own pace – more importantly I was able to study something which was going to be of personal interest and I could put into practice what I was learning pretty much straight away.

The modules were varied, informative and very user friendly. My tutor was fantastic, extremely helpful and on hand to provide advice and guidance as I needed it.

I had often considered a career in Interior Design but always thought it either to hard to get into or really didn’t know where to start. My confidence and skills have increased immensely since studying for this Diploma and I have a new outlook on the future – not to mention my house which is now looking pretty fantastic!

I would definitely recommend this course to those decorating or renovating a property and those looking for a career in Interior Design.

Since completing the course I have started an Interior Design company on the Kapiti Coast– SPINC Interior Design. I am starting off small, making contacts and fitting this sideline business in with my current commitments however my dreams and aspirations definitely have a new focus.

Thank you IDI for making it possible for me to get to this stage.

Maylee Djamhur

Sydney, Australia

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing the Interior Design Institute online course. I was able to work at my own pace and study around my full time work and social life. I have always been interested in interior spaces and how to make them work better and feel more comfortable. This was the perfect course to study from home to improve my abilities and obtain the required skills to create new spaces that are special and functional.

My tutor was available to answer every question I had, quickly and concisely. This made me confident in completing each assignment, which made it fun and also made me look forward to reading the notes after it was marked by my tutor.

I found all 12 modules interesting and have learnt so much not only about the history of interior design, but architecture around the world.

I recently met with a client who is requiring my services to design and decorate new buildings for show, both commercial and residential. I am extremely excited and have the confidence from this course to complete the job successfully.

This course has opened my eyes to all the things that make up a space. I am now constantly looking at my surroundings and observing every space I'm in. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for Interior Design as it provides all the information to acquire the skills to make a space unique as well as functional.

Kerry Quinn

West Midlands, UK

Interior Design has been a passion I have longed to explore. I have spent most of my career in various sales roles, including three years as a legal recruitment consultant. I have always enjoyed looking at architecture, art and interior spaces.

I first thought about studying Interior Design after purchasing my house which required refurbishment and Interior Decoration work. I thought it would useful to have the technical knowledge and skills to transform the house into a beautiful home. Due to work commitments at the time I was unable to pursue any studies. However, last year I decided that life is too short to miss out on opportunities and it is imperative to follow your dreams and ambitions, thus prompting me to research potential online courses.

After reading the outline of the course and the testimonial page on The Interior Design Institutes' website, I just knew immediately that this was the right course for me.

I found the course comprehensive and thorough, leaving no stone unturned. This allowed me to gain employment within a residential interior design shop in the beginning, where I have benefited from having the opportunity to put colour schemes together. During the latter part of my course, I decided to approach a commercial design practice where I was successful in being offered a position. I believe the course has given me enviable experience and exposure to the world of residential and commercial interiors.

I have found the whole team a pleasure to deal with. The prompt response from the support team was especially impressive. Advice and feedback given to me from my wonderful tutor was really helpful and encouraging throughout the course, which enabled me to move onto the next module in confidence knowing I had truly understood the module and assignments required.

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.

I would recommend this course to any like-minded individuals thinking about studying through this method. My whole experience with The Interior Design Institute has exceeded my expectations of surpassing my goals of becoming qualified in the wonderful world of Interiors.

There are parts of the course that I was a complete novice to, especially with respect to the business element. Any problems I had, or questions that arose, were answered helpfully by tutors and student support. It doesn’t feel like you are being handed a ton of information and then left in the dark to complete your studies. Help and encouragement are there when you need it.

Edward Andrew Skeel

Tochigi City

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