Get Your Interior Decorator Certification Online

The interior decorator certification course takes the average student six to eight weeks to complete

home staging training

Interior Decorator Course Summary

Who it's aimed at
People who would like to have a better understanding of interior decoration, as well as be able to offer interior decoration professionally.

Typical student
Would like 2-3 clients per month and be able to bring in some extra income.

Length of course
Roughly eight hours worth of reading, the Interior Decorator Course takes the average student four weeks to complete.

$247 One-off payment (sign up for an early bird discount)

How it will work

  • Confirm the Interior Decorator Course is right for you
  • We automatically email you your login details (it usually takes 30 seconds)
  • Login and start learning
  • Complete the assignments as you go, building your own portfolio of work
  • Use the lifetime email support to answer any of your questions
  • Sit the quick and easy online exam whenever you feel ready

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Interior Decorating vs. Interior Design

Since you have made it this far, you likely know the difference between interior design and interior decorating.
There are definitely some common themes that run between the two professions, but there are also some distinct differences. Understanding these differences will help you understand precisely what services you are expected to offer as an interior decorator, and where an interior designer might be more appropriate for the job. You don’t want to go pitching for clients doing jobs that might be best suited for a different skill set! That is a surefire path to poor reviews and testimonials, which will hamper the growth of your interior decorating business.

Here is our quote summary of the two different career paths:

Interior Decorator

An interior decorator is similar to a professional home stager. They are both tasked with crafting beautiful, comfortable, and functional spaces - typically within residential homes, but they can also be hired for commercial spaces.

The key difference is that an interior decorators work is often designed to be somewhat permanent. With a home stager, the work is temporary so there is less concern about the space being comfortable or functional. It simply needs to look outstanding for enough time for the photographer to capture photos for the realtor, and for the potential buyers to be able to envisage living in the space through open homes.

Since an interior decorators work is more permanent, the depth of work runs a lot deeper than a home stager. A home stager might go as far as rearranging furniture for a relatively quick & simple staging job, but an interior decorator may consider hiring contractors such as painters to completely overhaul a property's interior paint color scheme.

Interior Designer

It is more difficult to become an interior designer. Interior designers are certified in the United States and Canada through NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification), as they need to have a more in-depth understanding of incorporating health & safety aspects of design into a project.

Interior designers are well suited for complex projects such as hospitals, medical centers, airport terminals, and office buildings. They need to make sure their plans are safe and functional while meeting all health, safety and welfare requirements. They also need to take into account construction code guidelines. They’ll be working closely with other professionals such as structural engineers, architects, and electrical engineers.

In summary, there is a lot more responsibility involved in being an interior designer. An interior designer’s job may at times involve many aspects of interior decorating.

Interior Decorator Course Questions

Can I really earn an interior decorator certification online?

Absolutely. Our interior decorator certification will provide you with easy to follow instructions, taking the guesswork out of the staging process.

You’ll have a clear, easy guide to walk you through what to do in every room of the house. Plus, you’ll have class assignments to help you learn the hands-on part on home staging.

It’s a supportive, stress-free situation designed to give you positive feedback and confidence for your new home staging business. It works!

Why is your interior decorator course priced lower than others?

The Home Staging Institute was founded with a mission to keep our courses affordable so that anyone who wants to become an interior decorator or home stager can do so without money being an obstacle.

Do I need to pay any ongoing fees as part of your interior decorator course?

No. There is the one price to sign up for the course, and no additional charges afterwards.

Are there any prerequisites to take the interior decorator course?

There are no prerequisites to take this course. You can either be completely new to interior decorating, or have a few years experience. Our course is primarily designed for people just getting started in the industry.

Do I get a certificate after completing the interior decorator course?

Yes, you do! A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

How long will your interior decorator course take?

You can complete our interior decorator course online in four to six weeks, depending on how much time you can devote to your course each week.

Do I have to pay extra if I need help after I finish the program?

Home Staging Institute does not charge any of its graduates for needing a little extra help. We’re here to support you, not charge you outrageous fees for answering a few questions. We offer free lifetime email support to all of our students.

What's with the exam?

Don't worry if you haven't taken an exam since school! Some of our students actually report enjoying taking the exam! It's very simple and consists of:

  • Ten multi-choice questions that test your knowledge
  • You posting some photos of the rooms you staged in your assignment work
  • Several questions that confirm your understanding of the concepts behind home staging

Most students complete the exam in thirty minutes, some in even less time. And the best part is that you can sit it whenever you like, wherever you like.

Why should I get my home staging certification online?

One of the main benefits of completing your home staging certification online is that you can complete it in the comfort of your own home, whenever suits you. This makes our courses ideal to do when you find a spare moment, as opposed to travelling to home staging courses near you, and working around the class schedules.

Is this home staging certification 100% online?

Yes, we aim to be the number one place to get your home staging certification online. We don’t offer any classes in-person, which helps to keep our prices low.