Architecture & space

10 Essential Online Interior Design Courses for Beginners

Learn different techniques and get expert tips on decorating rooms from scratch

Decorating a space well, following the principles of interior design, does not have to be difficult. You just need to know the basics and listen to the right tips on making a space cozier, more comfortable, and adding character.

We have made a list of 10 online interior design courses for beginners that will show you the ropes and teach you carpentry techniques, how to decorate on a budget, macramé, working with concrete, and much more.
If you like decorating, our experts will inspire you and guide you on your journey through the world of interior design. Don't miss out!


Professional Woodworking for Beginners, a course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)

Step into the world of carpentry and discover the joys of working with wood, making furniture with passion, and creating pieces with their own unique identities. In this course, architect, carpenter, and co-founder of Maderística, Patricio Ortega (@maderistica) will introduce you to carpentry and guide you in taking your first steps with this craft, building your first piece of wood furniture.

You will also learn the main concepts, techniques, and tools used in professional carpentry to build a plywood bench from scratch.


Decorating Your Home on a Budget: Basic Concepts, a course by Sofía Saraví O'Keefe

Every object in our home, no matter how large or small, has the power to directly influence our mood and well-being. By learning some basic decorating concepts, you can build a unique space. Sofía Saraví O'Keefe (@decolookbook) creates content about decorating spaces for her Instagram account, which has more than 300,000 followers.

In this course, Sofia will invite you into her world and show you how to transform your surroundings into the home you’ve always dreamed of. You will analyze what you already have at home and see what you can change, learn decoration basics, how to give a space a personal touch, and then get down to work in an area of the house, making the most of all the resources you have at your disposal.


Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners, a course by EN·CONCRETO

A symbol of modern architecture, concrete is becoming an increasingly popular material in the worlds of interior design and decoration, introducing versatility and originality to a space. In this course, Carolina and Eduardo (@en_concreto), founders of the Mexican company En Concreto, will teach you how to create your own pieces, from mixing concrete to adding the final touches.

You will be able to change the look of any room thanks to self-made pieces that will make the decoration of your home more personalized.


Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners, a course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)

Would you say that your home reflects your personality? Say goodbye to generic furniture and dare to create your own pieces with your own hands. With help from architect, carpenter, and co-founder of Maderística, Patricio Ortega, you will be able to achieve aesthetic and professional results.

In this course, you will build a rack-type wardrobe with a sliding door and discover the fundamental techniques for creating other similar projects.


Interior Design from Start to Finish, a course by Nook Architects

Transmitting the essence of a space in an alluring and functional way greatly depends on the elaboration of a good project that takes the smallest details into account and prepares for the unexpected. The team at Nook Architects studio in Barcelona are experts in translating the needs of their clients into custom-made living and work spaces adapted to their needs.

In this course, you’ll learn to develop a project step by step: from the first contact with the client and space, to the detailed preparation of the final project, to carrying it out to completion. You will learn about measurements and proportions, learn how to establish criteria for selecting the correct materials, lighting, colors, and textures, and get the best result.


Introduction to Interior Design, a course by Masquespacio

Masquespacio, an interior and product design studio led by Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse, considers user experience and communication to be at the top of their priorities. Each corner they design tells a story and connects with people.

In this course, you will learn how to carry out a complete interior design project, from sourcing references to decorating the space. Under the guidance of Ana Hernández, creative director of Masquespacio, you will discover how to achieve unique results with limited resources, giving a new use to everyday objects using the DIY philosophy.


Macramé: Basic and Complex Knots, a course by Mariella Motilla

For artist Mariella Motilla (@mariellamotilla), who creates textile decorations for hotels, residences, and various public spaces in Mexico City and Monterrey, textile art is not only designed to be applied to apparel.

In this course, you will learn how to create and combine different types of macramé knots, both basic and complex, and design unique decorative textile pieces that can be applied to various products.


Design and Create Portuguese Ceramic Tiles, a course by Gazete Azulejos

In a country so rich in culture and history, Portugal’s colorful azulejos (ceramic tiles in Portuguese) are a picturesque part of their national heritage. Porto-based atelier Gazete Azulejos has made it their mission to preserve the historic tiles. Marisa Ferreira and Alba Plaza, founders of Gazete Azulejos, are here to teach you how to make them.

In this course, you will travel to the vibrant streets of Portugal and learn how to recreate the charming ceramic tiles that adorn the country’s buildings. You will discover traditional tile-making and painting techniques and create beautiful decorations that can add color to any space.


Materials for Interior Design, a course by Masquespacio

Interior design is about getting a space to transmit a certain emotion to those who visit it. Ana Hernández, creative director of the interior design studio Masquespacio, will help you create spaces with unique personality.

In this course, you will learn how to choose and combine the right materials for your interior design projects. You will use colors and textures to express the idea behind your project and transform any space into an unforgettable experience.


Decorative Techniques with Concrete, a course by Las Marías de La María Living

Although it’s more commonly associated with construction sites, concrete is the star of the show when it comes to raw materials at the La María Living interior design studio. Here, mother-daughter duo María Alexandra and María Camila experiment with this material and bring objects to life giving them a highly pleasing aesthetic without forgoing functionality and everyday uses.

In this course, you will learn techniques for creating decorative objects with concrete and how to put a spectacular finish on them by playing with color, textures and all their characteristics. When you’ve finished, you’ll be able to pluck ideas from your imagination and turn them into real-life concrete objects with your hands, including everything from pitchers to unique centerpieces.

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