Holistic Interior Design Advanced Diploma

for Qualified professionals

This level is the equivalent of a post-graduate Professional Diploma for practicing Designers and professionals only. Please go to the Holistic Interior Design Diploma course if you are not already working in colour, decor or design industry.

16 Lessons

Interior Design training has for some time lagged behind current trends, so this course reflects the shift of emphasis that has taken place over the last decade. Holistic interiors and eco-design is a fast growing area of architecture and interior design in general, so designers who offer a more caring and environmentally friendly approach are in a good position in a competitive market. We support our graduates by giving them one year free membership of HDI that is good to add to your CV, and we have a referral system too.

This advanced Holistic Interior Design course addresses a need for designers and decorators to take a more environmentally responsible and humanistic approach to interior spaces. This course extends your knowledge base and offers you new skills that allows you to create harmonious homes and work spaces that are eco-friendly but also beautiful and nurturing to the people who use them. Practicing designers will find this course allows them to use their talents in a new way and to offer their clients a more personalised service.

The Holistic Designer and environmental psychology
Healthy House Check - Sick Building Syndrome
EMF - Dowsing for energy disturbances
De-cluttering, perfect layouts and creating flow using practical Feng Shui
SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Natural Light and Clean air
Renewable energy systems- Solar power, Heat pumps, Photovoltaic
The subtle environment - Water, Aroma and Sound to enhance well-being
Colour Therapy and environmentally friendly paints
Using natural materials, re-cycling and up-cycling furniture
The importance of shape, proportion and Sacred geometry
The do’s and don’ts of windows and doors/ Window dressing
Sympathetic Interior Design for old buildings
Holistic Living spaces using eco-materials
Digesting life in relaxing eating and dining areas
Bedrooms and bathrooms as Sanctuaries
Natural interiors. Garden rooms and work spaces - connecting with nature
Working free-lance, create and grow a successful design business
( includes setting up, expanding, quotes and charges, PR, marketing tips, business planning).


This course has been specially designed for home study by our principal Suzy Chiazzari, who is an experienced Holistic interior design consultant and Associate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

An HDI diploma in Holistic Interior Design will be awarded to students who obtain 70% or more in a self-administered examination and have satisfactorily completed a design project from a choice given at the end of the course.

Awarded by the Holistic Design Institute, which is a UKRLP registered and insured Learning Provider. Advanced Diploma graduates can use the initials Ad.Dip. HDI (Holistic Interior Design) after their names and are given free full membership of HDI for one year and included on our recommended practitioner’s list.

UK design graduates can join the British Institute of Interior Designers as an Associate member or apply for full membership depending how many years work experience you have. Once a member you will be able to use the BIID logo.

In the USA HDI graduates can join the IDS Interior Design Society in USA, as an associate member, but may be eligible for Professional membership depending on previous qualifications and work experience.

Please note that self-employed interior designers can claim professional training against tax and employed interior designers/decorators may be sponsored by their company https://www.listoutdoor.com/best-trampoline-review-2017-buyers-guide/.

I am a qualified Architect and I am so pleased to have taken this course because it helped me incorporate beautiful healthy interiors into the overall building design. Instead of viewing my designs as an intellectual personal challenge, I now think more carefully about the atmosphere created by the shapes, layout, materials and colours I specify and focuses my attention more on the occupants needs so they can best enjoy the home or work space.

The materials and resources in the course content are amazing and exactly what I am looking for. I am finding the Advanced Holistic Design course fascinating and it has confirmed my feelings that I has had for a long time.

In the short period of time studying this course it has really opened up my eyes to a completely new way of designing. It is exhilarating and refreshing and I am excited to help my clients to live in a much more fulfilled life where their inner and outer homes are in balance. KB. Interior Designer. UK.

Thank you for such detailed responses to each answer. I did find your feedback beneficial and helpful for my interior decorating business. Thank you for taking the time to guide my work.’ CW, California, USA.

I am looking forward to practice the holistic approach, I am lucky to have started working on a design project and finding it much more enjoyable than I used to. N.B Alberta Canada,

Creating beautiful spaces is my passion, but now with the additional knowledge and profound insights I have gained through a study with the Holistic Design Insitute, I feel my design work can not only be beautiful but rather create an environment where people can enjoy their lives in a healthier and more content way that is connected to the natural rhythm of nature. RP – Interior Designer Miami

If you do not have any previous art or design training please select the Holistic Interior Design Diploma and not the advanced level.

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