The most effective free Interior Design online course.

The most effective free Interior Design online course.

Step into the dynamic world of interior design with the Home Design Institute's captivating introductory course. Designed especially for beginners, this immersive module invites you to embark on an exploration of foundational practices that define the art and science of interior design.

From unraveling the intricacies of design principles to mastering the fundamentals of space planning and the design process, this course is your gateway to a world of boundless creativity and innovation.

Throughout the journey, participants will be guided by expert instructors through engaging lectures, interactive activities, and hands-on assignments. Whether you're dreaming of redesigning your own space or aspiring to launch a career in interior design, this course provides the perfect foundation to unleash your creative potential and shape inspiring environments that resonate with functionality and aesthetics.


-Delve into the core principles that underpin effective interior design.
-Acquire essential skills in space planning and functional design.
-Navigate the initial stages of the interior design process with confidence and proficiency.
-Practical Tasks and Assignments:

Immerse yourself in a series of practical assignments designed to reinforce learning and hone your design skills.
Culminate your learning journey with an end-of-module project, where you'll apply newfound knowledge to develop a complete design concept, incorporating principles learned throughout the course.

Embark on this enriching journey with us at the Home Design Institute, where creativity knows no bounds and innovation flourishes. Join a community of like-minded enthusiasts and discover the transformative power of design in shaping the spaces we inhabit. Together, let's embark on a voyage of inspiration, exploration, and endless possibilities in the realm of interior design. Welcome to a world where imagination takes center stage, and every space becomes a canvas for artistic expression.

Sign up for our free Interior Design online course today! You won't regret it!

Credits from the training:

5 credits

Art skills

5 credits

Digital skills

1 credits

Freelance skills

Course syllabus:

Duration: 4 hours
In this module, participants will be welcomed to the course and provided with an overview emphasizing the significance of design principles in interior design. The module will delve into the fundamental principles such as balance, contrast, harmony, rhythm, and scale and proportion. Through the analysis of images depicting interior spaces, participants will engage in identifying the application of these principles, followed by group discussions. A Q&A session and a homework assignment tasking participants to prepare a one-page summary on the application of two design principles in a chosen interior space will be conducted. Subsequently, the module will review the homework and introduce the concept of space planning, highlighting its importance in interior design through discussions on zoning, circulation patterns, and furniture arrangement. Participants will then engage in sketching a basic floor plan for a given scenario, such as a studio apartment, focusing on zoning and circulation. The session will conclude with the sharing of sketches, group feedback, and further discussion to solidify understanding.
Duration: 4 hours
In this module, participants will start with a recap of space planning and an introduction to the design process, emphasizing its importance. The session will progress with an overview of the various stages of the design process, including brief, research, concept development, design development, documentation, and implementation. Through group activities, students will outline a basic design process tailored for redesigning a small coffee shop, followed by presentations and discussions on different approaches. The module will then review the design process and introduce concept development, exploring techniques such as mood boards, concept statements, and selecting a design style. Participants will create mood boards, either physical or digital, for the coffee shop project initiated in the previous session. Subsequently, presentations of the mood boards will facilitate discussions on how each conveys the intended concept and style, allowing for deeper insights and understanding.
Duration: 4 hours
In this module, participants will begin with a brief overview of various interior design styles followed by a detailed exploration of popular styles such as Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, and Minimalist. Through discussions and examples, students will gain insight into the characteristics and elements that define each style. Subsequently, they will select a preferred style and embark on creating a basic design scheme for a room, integrating considerations like color palette, materials, and furniture types. The session will then transition with a recap of the design styles and an introduction to the workshop phase. Participants will apply their chosen style to a detailed room design, working on a more comprehensive plan that encompasses layout and key pieces, allowing for hands-on application and deeper understanding of the design process.
Duration: 4 hours
In this module, participants will delve into the significance of materials and finishes in interior design, understanding their impact on the overall aesthetic and functionality of spaces. A comprehensive lecture will provide an overview of common materials and finishes used in interior design, including flooring, wall coverings, and upholstery, offering insights into their properties and applications. An engaging activity will challenge participants to engage in material selection for a hypothetical coffee shop project, considering aesthetics, functionality, and cost-effectiveness. The module will conclude with a wrap-up discussion focusing on the choices made during the activity and the importance of sustainability considerations in material selection. In subsequent discussions, the integration of materials into design will be emphasized, with a review of materials and finishes and strategies for their cohesive integration explored. Participants will engage in an activity creating sample boards for room designs, incorporating materials, finishes, and color palettes, followed by presentations and feedback sessions emphasizing the sensory and emotional impact of material choices, fostering deeper understanding and refinement of design skills.

The best lecturers:

Gokcen Sezen

Gokcen Sezen is a senior interior architect and project manager with more than 10 years of experience in the field. With a Masters's Degree from the New York School of Interior Design, Class of 2009 in New York, USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Cankaya University she has both practical and theoretical skills. Gokcen has been involved in national and worldwide projects and constructions. In 2014 she founded her own interior design company, which made her even more successful in the field. Some of her projects include stadiums, hotels, residential buildings, commercial spaces, and governmental buildings. She also has some teaching experience, since she is giving classes in Technical Drawings, Digital Media, 3rd Class Interior Design Projects Classes, Furnitures, and Fixtures Detail Classes, and Art History Classes at different universities in Turkey.

Course price

Real-time online course

Free online course

Free of charge!

Final exam and online certificate

Pass a final exam and get an online certificate (at will)

0.00 EUR

Frequently asked questions:

The Interior Design Fundamentals consists of 8 lectures (1 6 hours). Each lecture is with duration 2 hours. Classes are two times a week. The duration of the course is 4 weeks.

If you want to enrol in the Interior Design Fundamentals course, you need to register in order to create an account at our website. Log in to your account and go to the course page. Click the button "Enrol now" and follow the steps. Do not miss your chance! It is free of charge!

All students must have completed secondary education. Fluent English and basic computer skills are must.

During the training, theoretical knowledge is introduced with the help of interactive methods and presentations, such as role-playing games, videos and reports, interactive presentations. The practical part of the training is studied by the method of "learning by doing", and each student should perform a number of practical tasks for the exercise of theoretical training. At the end of the training, each student realizes a complete project, covering everything learned during the course.

The assessment of students is carried out through knowledge control questionnaires (QCM), tests, reports and practical tasks. At the end of the course students can sit online test which is paid. The test consists of multiple correct/wrong answers. You must have a minimum of 50% correct answers in order to pass the test. All students that pass the test successfully will receive a certificate from Home Design Institute.

We accept all students with disabilities who can adapt and go through the learning process, trying to approach each case individually. To discuss how we can include you in the training, please contact us.

The last deadline in which you can join the course is 15 days before its start.

At the beginning of each training, the lecturer gets acquainted with each student and specifies with him the purpose of training and his knowledge in the field. The lecturer is obliged to adapt the learning process to each individual case, according to the level of knowledge of each student, and at the end of the training each student creates an individual project according to their needs and desired direction for professional development.

After registering for a specific training, you will have access to our online training platform. Through it you will have access to the training schedule, as well as the link for the virtual classroom for each session, the records of its holding and additional training materials. You will have access to these materials and recordings for the period of training and up to 4 months after it, so we recommend that you download all materials and videos so that you have unlimited access to them.

The certificates issued by us are not registered in the RNCP / RS and are clearly recognizable in the industry.

Reviews from students:


    I think i get much knowledge from the course


    I love the teachers at the Home Design Institute! I love this training too! You gave me the direction in my professional life! Thank you HDI!


    Finally, an amazing professional online training in Interior Design. The Internet is full of video courses that waste your time. An architect teaches here, the lectures are live, online, and the program is designed to introduce you to this profession and put your fundamental knowledge. Plus, it's FREE! You are amazing!


    I am an actress by profession, but this training gave me my second love. I passed a lot of training at the Institute and I still want to learn new things in the field of Interior Design.


    The best free course program on the Internet. In addition, the lectures are with the lecturer live. You are awesome!


    I have passed the free training several times with different lecturers and I am extremely satisfied! Every time I learn a lot of new things. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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