Holistic Interior Design Diploma

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Natural Interior Design for Health and Well-being. Diploma course.

This approach to Interior Design addresses the growing need to create beautiful stress free home and work interiors where individuals and businesses can thrive. It focuses on creating beautiful harmonious and natural designs that improve the health and well-being of the occupants. The role of our environment in our physical and mental well-being has for too long been ignored so Holistic Interior Design emphasises the importance of creating eco-friendly interiors that are meaningful, life-supporting and in harmony with the individuals who will be using them.

Holistic Interior Design is a specialist distance learning training course. You will learn how to engage sensitively and responsibly with the local environment, the building itself and the needs of the occupants, enhancing the flow with harmonious layouts, using natural materials and the elements of Light, Colour, Aroma and Sound. You will also learn how to create beautiful mood boards to inspire and turn your ideas into reality as well as how to re-purpose furniture and furnishings, use intuitive Zen design and Wabi-Sabi beauty and natural living. Our holistic design course is regularly updated, and its contents can be adapted to any type of architectural or interior style.

With the growth in environmental and sustainable health concerns there is also a growing demand around the world for advisory services in this field. No previous Interior Design training is needed although this holistic interiors course compliments and extends traditional Interior design study. Practising designers will find this course allows them to use their talents in a new way and to offer their clients a more personalised service. If you are an architect, designer or working in a related field we recommend you take the advanced level course. Students are expected to have a good knowledge of English and some creative ability.

Lessons are updated regularly and delivered in email as fully colour illustrated PDF documents, with some web links to further useful information and practical videos.

16 Lessons by email with tutor feedback and support
  1. Introduction to Holistic design and environmental psychology.
  2. Healthy House check and how to create a healthy home.
  3. Home design with practical Feng Shui, Wabi-sabi and Zen principles
  4. Geomancy - Dowsing for energy disturbances
  5. How to declutter, improve flow and create good layouts.
  6. The importance of light, air and sustainable energy
  7. The subtle environment - Water, Aroma and Sound
  8. Colour Therapy and environmentally friendly paints
  9. Using natural materials, up-cycling and repurposing furniture
  10. The do’s and don’ts of windows and doors/window dressing
  11. Sympathetic Interior Design for old buildings
  12. Designing harmonious, eco-friendly living spaces
  13. Digesting life in relaxing eating and dining areas
  14. Creating relaxing bedrooms and bathrooms as sanctuaries
  15. Garden rooms and patios - Connecting with nature
  16. Starting up a Design Consultancy. Design options for businesses and work environments, Working freelance ( includes setting up a design consultancy, quotes and charges, PR and marketing tips, internships)
Assessment and Qualification

An HDI accredited International diploma will be awarded to students who obtain 70% or more in a self-administered examination and have satisfactorily completed a minor design project from a choice given at the end of the course. Course duration: Study at your own speed. Usually 5-6 months studying part-time but the course is valid for one year.

Diploma students can use the initials Dip. HDI (Holistic. Design) after their names and are given free full membership of HDI for one year and included on our International recommended practitioner’s list and receive a members badge.

After two years work experience you can apply for Associate Membership of the BIID British Society of Interior Designers and progress towards full membership. (Please note you will be required to submit case studies).

A note just in from a student in New York. USA. Thank you! I had so much fun doing the final project and am so excited for this certification and to spread the the holistic interior design word! GM.

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