5 No-Nonsense Resources for Learning About Interior Design

There is no shortage of information about interior design and home improvement.  If you are seeking a crash course in educating yourself before embarking on a project check out the list of resources I put together for kick starting your education in Interior Design


Houzz started as a resource for designers to post project photos and homeowners to browse through them for inspiration.  Now the website has expanded into an industry resource for project advice, shopping, and tips of the trade. Skip the project photos and go directly to the Decorating Guide section for specification interior design advice and project planning.

Home Advisor

This site is a competitor to Angie’s List. It provides more than a matching service for contractors and company reviews. Home Advisor is also a source for homeowners planning projects. The website’s Tools & Tutorials page provides step by step steps using real projects as examples. When it’s time to start hiring contractors the True Cost Guide is essential for a home improvement novice.

DIY Network

The popular TV network has a website for those who wish to search for specific interior design advice on demand. The extensive project gallery has DIY tips and features step by step instructions with real projects as examples from start to finish. DIY Network How To's.


Do you Have a specific question about a project? Reach out to the Quora Interior Design community. Interior Designers are eager to answer your questions. Why do they provide expert advice for free? Quora is a way for experts to boost their online profile so the likelihood of receiving competent advice is high. You may have to field through multiple comments and answers though.

This is an example of an interior designer providing a detailed response to someone’s question.My house is small. After decluttering, still it looks kinda cluttered as space is less. I can't afford a spacious house. How can I decorate it?

Take an Online Course

If you have a few hours to spare and want to increase your knowledge of the world of interior design, sign up for an online course. Online interior design courses provide the basics that will enable you to shop and decorate with confidence. Most courses are not accredited and will not replace the extensive education that professional interior designers receive but online courses are perfect for aspiring decorators seeking to gain a general overview of interior design . Mary Kay Jenny Interior Design Course.