The Beginner's Guide To Turning A Passion For Gorgeous Interiors Into A Real Skill

Are you obsessed with the latest decor trends? Do you find yourself rearranging every room within your home? Or maybe you just can’t stop spending copious hours re-pinning interiors on Pinterest? If you’re saying “Hell yes!” to all of the above right now, then you might want to consider transforming that fledgling hobby into a solid career option.

Learn at your own pace
Established by award-winning interior designer Wende Reid, the Interior Design Institute offers an online Diploma of Interior Design course which is self-paced. The beauty of the course is that there are no specific start dates, which means you can enrol at any time of the year! For those interested in learning the ropes of professional interior design – these online classes comprise of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments that you can complete in your own time, whether it’s 24 weeks or 12 months.

Flexible study options
The online course has been designed to fit around your lifestyle, not the other way around. The Interior Design Institute offers 24-hour student support, 7 days a week, every day of the year and your tutor will guide 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 via the student website and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

One-on-one mentorship
Throughout the course, you’ll be participating in both theoretical and practical exercises that teaches you how to build your first professional portfolio, which you can use to pass onto prospective clients. The course covers the fundamentals of interior design, with modules such as Space Planning, Visual Communication and Setting Up An Interior Design Business, and your work will be graded by industry experts who will provide a personalised and comprehensive evaluation. Those who prefer a more one-on-one mentorship will be glad to know that you’ll have direct contact with your personal tutor throughout the duration of your course.

A dynamic learning community
While the Interior Design Institute encourages independent learning, you will also have constant access to the Student Support Team, a guidance and support service that’s available 24/7. Plus, students can exchange ideas, tips and feedback via the Interior Design Institute Facebook group, which connects other international students from all over the world! With such engaging learning opportunities not found anywhere else, what are you waiting for? Start a new career or hobby today! Check out their website or contact their team for more information here.

Interior Design Institute

Photography by Nikki Astwood you can connect with her at @revisededitionstyle