Learn online and become a Certified Interior Decorator with QC’s professional courses.
With QC’s Interior Decorating Course, you’ll receive:
- Professional and industry-leading content
- An International Design & Decorating Professional (IDDP™) certificate
- Full business training to prepare you for a new career
- 23 full-color interior design and decorating lesson texts
- A starter art supplies kit which includes a set of watercolor paints, rulers, set of colored pencils, paint brush and plastic palette
- One-on-one mentoring throughout your course
- 50% off all additional courses so you can continue mastering your skills
How Online Learning Works
QC Design School’s online courses provide you with a classroom-like education from the comforts of your home. Life can be hectic, and that’s why online courses can be completed on your own time and at your own pace.
- Your course comes with 23 full-color texts, video tutorials, plus customizable business forms and templates.
- You’ll complete theory-based AND practical assignments, and submit them directly to QC’s Online Student Center. Your tutor, who is an expert in the design industry, reviews your work and provides you with detailed audio feedback and a letter grade.
- Contact the Student Support Team whenever you need additional help or advice with QC’s design courses.
- Receive your professional IDDP™ certification upon completion of your course.
Access Your Design Course Materials
When you enroll, QC Design School ships your design course materials by mail, including full-color textbooks, art supplies, assignment booklets, instructional DVDs, and much more. You’ll have easy, convenient access to everything you need to complete your Interior Decorating course!
Submit Your Assignments
Once you’ve finished a unit, you’ll submit your design assignments through the Online Student Center, and these will be sent directly to your personal tutor. Your tutor reviews your work and provides expert feedback within 7-10 business days!
Review Your Feedback
In their feedback, your tutor will identify areas of opportunity and highlight your areas of strength. You’ll review this advice to improve your skills for the next unit. With each assignment, you’ll build on the materials you’ve learned, to develop your skills as a professional home designer.
Select the buttons below to learn about each Unit in the online Interior Decorating course.
Learn about the elements and principles of decorating, as well as the role of the professional interior decorator. You’ll study focal points, color theory, and become familiar with various room styles. The first business unit of the interior decorating course focuses on the details involved in starting your own business with your interior decorator certificate and becoming your own boss!
Discover basic design materials such as wood, concrete and stone, and learn how they can be used in different rooms – for example, using geometric, colored concrete to create an edgy bathroom design! Glass, ceramic and plaster are just a few of the modern home design materials that you’ll explore in this unit of your interior decorating class. Next, learn how to measure and sketch the dimensions of a room. Use these skills to draw floorplans which will provide your clients with a bird’s-eye view of your home design plans.
Study lighting functions and fixtures, and learn how to create certain moods using cool, warm and neutral lighting within a space. Compare different window treatments and learn how to create illusions, such as wider and taller windows using certain rods and valances. Create custom interiors by showcasing home accessories using shelves and cabinets, and properly arranging artwork. Build your professional design portfolio, and learn how to give a professional consultation in the second business unit of your interior decorating course.
Learn about the balance, visual weight, and traffic patterns of a room and how to harmoniously place furniture within different spaces. You’ll study various types of wall treatments such as textured finishes and specialty interior painting techniques, and learn how to use them in order to alter the appearance and feeling of a room. As part of QC Design School’s Interior Decorating Course, you’ll also learn the interpersonal skills required in order to work effectively with different client personalities.
Learn how to create home design plans for the most important spaces in the home, including the bedroom and kitchen, using function, style and personality. Explore contemporary color, lighting and furniture and how they work within the home. Be introduced to drawings, design diagrams and pencil sketching that you’ll use in your interior decorating jobs. Learn how to present your final design to clients, which is one of the most valuable skills you’ll acquire during your interior decorating training.
For your final project, you’ll pull together everything you’ve learned in your interior decorating course. You’ll create a custom-designed space for a mock client. Show off all the skills you’ve gained as a home design student, and use your knowledge to launch your interior decorating career!
Your Interior Decorating Certification
Once you’ve completed the Interior Decorating Course online, you’ll graduate with the International Design and Decorating Professional (IDDP) certificate.
This certification demonstrates that you have successfully completed professional interior decorator training and that you possess all the skills and knowledge required to create beautiful and comfortable homes.
QC’s Money-Back Guarantee
When you enroll, you have 21 days to review the course materials and decide whether you want to take the course. If you decide this course isn’t the right fit for you, simply contact to return your course materials, unused, you’ll receive a full refund!