Cost to Hire an Interior Designer

How much does it cost to hire an interior designer?

The costs associated with hiring an interior designer will vary quite dramatically from job to job. One homeowner may ask for help with their entire home, while another wants some professional assistance in the family room. The American Society of Interior Designers stresses that there is “no such thing as a ‘typical’…fee for an interior designer”. They do indicate that most professionals will charge in one of four ways:

  • Cost plus – this is a somewhat traditional method used in all types of assignments. In this approach, the designer purchases all of the materials for the job (including furnishings and accessories) and sells them to their client at an agreed upon markup or additional percentage. This percentage is the method by which the designer is paid for their work. A sample scenario would include:
    • Consultation with designer on a
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Find & Hire an Interior Designer | Hiring Design Students

interior designers discuss residential home plans

Looking for an Interior Designer?

Hiring an interior designer helps make your renovation or remodeling beautiful yet functional. These pros can transform a room into an innovative space that works for years to come.

As you begin to look for a designer, make sure that your goals are easily shareable. A clear direction will help ensure that you choose the right one. Below are some tips to help you hire the best designer for your home.


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Why Hire an Interior Designer?

Interior designers update your home based on the project you have in mind. Their work can improve your resale value by confirming that the work meets current building trends. Pros work on residential projects like:

  • complete home redesigns
  • home renovations or remodels
  • apartment or condo updates
  • single room remodels
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How to Hire an Interior Designer on a Budget

 Casa Watkins Living

As a decorating enthusiast, one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends in nesting mode is “Where can I find an affordable _________ for my home?” It’s fairly easy to answer: flea markets, vintage shops, and a few of my go-to budget-friendly retailers. The second-most common question always throws me for a loop: “What’s the cost of an interior designer?

If you hire an interior designer, you can set your budget for furniture and décor at basically any number you’re comfortable with, but the bill for your design services can easily and quickly rack up, and it can vary greatly.

Before partnering with an interior designer, pinpoint your home décor style so you can accurately describe the look you’re going for.

All designers work differently. Some charge an hourly rate (anywhere from $100 to $500 per hour is common), a flat fee (several thousand dollars

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