London College Of Style

Interior Design Advanced Diploma


12 Weeks

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Intermediate to Advanced



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Sharpen your design skills on this highly practical and creative interior design course. You’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in interior design and will graduate with an impressive portfolio of work, making you industry-ready.


Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the interior design world on this advanced diploma interior design course. We’ll elevate your creative development and provide you with expert insight into the interiors industry. You’ll work on numerous research projects working opportunities and ‘live’ briefs, giving you the chance to see your work published.

You’ll receive membership to the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) The BIID offers CPD training, networking opportunities, insurance, professional guidance and exclusive discounts.

We’ll also connect you with London design centres, trade fairs, prop houses and the leading PRs to source your furniture, grow your network and learn the industry’s protocols.

After completing the interior design course, you’ll graduate with a professionally curated portfolio and be fully equipped with the right tools and experience to succeed.

As part of your course, you’ll also receive:

  • Membership of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)
  • A professional interior designers kit bag
  • An LCS branded tote bag
  • LCS stylist’s little black book and pen, perfect for keeping industry contacts
  • LCS study handbook, packed with industry tips, references and study materials
  • Fabric and wallpaper samples box file
  • Entry to London’s top exhibitions, interior design centres and trade shows
Is it right for you?

This interior design course helps you to build a professional portfolio suitable for work in:

  • Interior design for residential properties
  • Interior styling for advertising & editorial
  • Home staging
  • Interior decorating
  • E-commerce styling
  • Set designing
  • Visual merchandising
  • Art directing

The Interior Design Process

  • Taking the brief
  • Research & creative development work
  • Design execution

History of Interior Design

  • History of Interior Design for Contemporary Style Referencing
  • Influential designers, architects, decorators and stylists

Spatial Planning

  • Spatial awareness
  • Scale and proportion
  • Power of three
  • Design ergonomics

Colour, Pattern & Texture

  • Colour theory and colour psychology
  • Patterns styles & textured surfaces
  • Fabrics, paints and wallpapers
  • Flooring materials and finishes
  • Introduction to upholstery
  • Window treatments

Furniture & Lighting

  • Furniture types and styles
  • Spatial awareness with furniture
  • Introduction to lighting design
  • Introduction to building construction
  • Introduction to kitchen and bathroom design

Interior Styling

  • The role of an interior stylist and industry protocol
  • Trend prediction and forecasting
  • Taking a brief, research and creative development
  • Designing an interior for a photo-shoot
  • Interior styling techniques
  • Brand identities in interior styling
  • Target Audiences
  • PR & Marketing
    Blogging, social media and Influencers

Visual Presentation Skills

  • Mood and sample boards
  • Drawing plans, furniture layouts and lighting plans
  • Freehand sketching
  • Sketchup & AutoCAD tuition

Professional Practice

  • Ordering, hiring, estimating & invoicing
  • Business administration
  • Preparation of fee proposals
  • Setting up trade accounts
  • Time & budget management
  • Contracts & insurance requirements
  • Marketing your business
Fees & Dates


All course fees can be made by interest-free instalment payments. Please contact the LCS team for a personal plan today.

Please NotePlaces are in high demand, therefore a deposit must be received to secure your place on this course. For more information on fees, deposits and refunds, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.


Entry Requirements

This training is suitable for beginners taking you to advanced level and requires some coursework. You will need to have a competent understanding of spoken and written English (IELTS level 6 or equivalent).
You must be over 18 years old. The course assumes a moderate level of digital literacy including how to use web browsers, search engines, word processing software (e.g., Word, Pages) and engagement with social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest). Access to a laptop or tablet is advised, although the course can also be accessed by smartphone.

Certification & Accreditation

This course qualifies you with two certificates. Your Diploma Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of study, and is accredited by the London College of Style. LCS is hereby accredited by British Accreditation Council. This diploma has been independently accredited by the CPD Certificate Service, and as such will award you Continued Professional Development points which are recognising by industry employers. This awards you 40 hours of CPD training points upon completion. For more information on our accreditations and certifications, click here.

London Campus

London College of Style
CIEE Global Building
46-47 Russell Square
London WC1B 4JP

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Meet the Team Invested in Your Success

You will join live masterclasses, online classes, industry projects, receive consistent personal feedback, 1-to-1 and group video calls, as well as emotional support from a team of creative leaders with you every step of the way.
Claire Angel

Claire Angel

Designer & Historical Fashion Expert

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Success Stories

LCS graduates succeed thanks to the industry-led training they’ve received. Our unique way of teaching means graduates leave with the skills, mind-set, contacts and experience needed to excel in the real world – here are just a few of their success stories…

Lizzi Richardson

Blogger & Personal Stylist

The most relevant and up-to-date courses for bloggers and influencers. I have built my Loved By Lizzi community from a baseline of 1,000 followers to now over 13,000.

Angela Hathway

Personal Stylist

My qualification not only gave me confidence, LCS offered me support in shaping my business and setting it up, from winning my first clients to watching it grow.

Nick Hems

Personal Brand Stylist

Unbelievable support & mentoring. In just four months I’ve set up my business, appeared on BBC Radio and collaborated with a host of brands including men’s grooming Hawkins & Brimble

London College of Style has provided fashion and personal style, home design and beauty training for many of the specialist Partners in our shops, supporting them in offering personalised and confident advice to our customers.

LCS delivered fashion, styling and colour workshops with bespoke materials of extremely high quality to our full line collection boutique employees and management across London and Europe. LCS was very accommodating to our needs delivering successful on-brand training experiences. 

LCS created by industry professionals as a centre of excellence for all things fashion, creative and style

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