Online Interior Design Course

With a month or so of lockdown still to go, why not use these last few weeks to gain a whole new set of skills with an Online Interior Design Course? Our April course is currently half price at just £497 – all the more reason to give it a go and make the most of your time at home. We’ve baked sourdough, we’ve kept fit with Joe Wicks. The fact that you’re reading this means you have an interest in beautiful interiors. Now is a great time to learn all the fundamentals of the interior design process so that you can create your own accurate designs – and put them into practice, from first sketches to final snagging. It could even be a stepping stone to a new career.

Online Interior Design Course, live interactive classes, half price

Online Interior Design Courses are not all the same

So, how does an online interior design course work? We have to start by saying that courses are not all created equal. Some just show you how to create a mood board. Others include a certain amount of self-paced, remote learning. Our online course goes way beyond that. Recommended by Livingetc magazine as ‘One of the best online interior design courses you can do from home‘, we include 10 x 2-hour live, interactive lessons with a qualified and talented interior designer. You get to see live demonstrations, ask questions and share inspiration with other students. All lesson plans and presentations are available in your own student portal, and recordings of each live lesson mean you can go back over demonstrations and explanations as many times as you like.

Online Interior Design Course, free drawing kit worth £120

Free Drawing Kit worth £120

First of all, we send you a fantastic Drawing Kit worth £120, which is yours to keep. It contains everything you need to create your first and all future interior designs. Our online interior design course teaches you valuable, life-long skills that will enable you to undertake future projects throughout your home.

  • Scale drawing to create accurate floor plans and elevations
  • Industry-standard symbols so your drawings will be understood by contractors
  • Colour theory
  • Developing a look, feel and colour scheme with your mood board
  • Space planning
  • Selecting the right furniture, fabrics and finishes
  • Using your chosen materials to create sample and style boards
  • Costing your project
  • Choosing and appointing contractors
  • Project management and installation
  • Final snagging

By the end of the course, students have a finished room design, ready to get started.

Online Interior Design School, finished floor plan, elevation and samples board
Photo © Alison Gibb

The Online Interior Design Course January 2021

Let’s see how our January cohort got on with their online interior design course. Everyone said just how much they enjoyed it and how much they had learned – far more than they had expected.

Sketch of a bedroom showing built in cupboard, sockets, switches, door and radiator

To make the learning relevant, our students always work on a room in their own home. Before the course started, everyone was asked to measure their chosen room, do a quick, freehand sketch of the space, and take as many photographs as possible.

Online Interior Design Course, Lesson 1

The first live lesson introduced the class to the drawing equipment and how to set everything up. Then, we got down to the all-important scale rule and how to use it, with exercises in scale drawing before we started our actual floor plans. The drawing kit is an invaluable addition. It makes the whole online interior design course so much easier.

Online Interior Design School, student at drawing board, first stage of floor plan

Colour Theory

There is a lot more to colour than you may imagine. Warm vs cool. Bright vs pastel. Neutral vs bold. Learning how to combine colours and work with them to create monochromatic, analagous, complementary or triadic colour schemes is the starting point when putting together a mood board. We were amazed at the sheer variety of ideas and approaches from all the participants.

Image courtesy of uxblog
online interior design course, mood board, neutral colours, textures
online interior design course, mood board, neo mint and complementary colours
online interior design course, mood board, black and gold, warm neutrals, textures
Image courtesy of MR

Space Planning

The students learnt that it’s all very well knowing that your furniture will fit into your room, but does the room still flow? Is there space for you to actually use the room properly? Today’s exercise was all about zoning and bubble plans. It gave the chance to experiment with scale plans of furniture, moving everything around until everyone was satisfied.

online interior design course, placing furniture
Photo © Alison Gibb

Collect Plenty of Samples

Before the course starts, it’s always a good idea to collect as many samples as you can – far more than you will eventually use – to give yourself as much choice as possible. Fabrics, carpets, paints, wall coverings, floor coverings, images of pieces you like. We use these to narrow down our final choices, seeing what works together (and what doesn’t). Only then can we create our final samples boards, using actual samples and colours as much as possible.

Costing, Choosing Contractors, Project Management

Costing is one of the most important aspects of any interior design project. The students were given plenty of information, hints, tips and templates to make sure every part of their project could be costed and a budget agreed. It was then explained how to go about appointing contractors and managing the project from beginning to end, right down to final inspection and snagging. Necessary skills for the budding interior designer.

The Online Interior Design Course is Complete

And that’s it. Floor plans and elevations done. Furniture chosen. All the information you need to cost and manage your project, appoint any contractors if necessary and arrange installation and snagging. You’re ready to go. If this is something you’ve always wanted to do, enrol now and take advantage of the Half Price offer of £497. Come out of lockdown with a whole set of new-found skills.

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