If you’re in the market for finding an interior designer, you’ll see prices and services vary quite a bit, depending on the designer and their cost structure. Whether they charge an hourly or flat rate, interior designers exercise a variety of ways to figure out their prices. Some take into account project size while others charge a commission percentage on the total cost. Regardless, being informed of the options is a good place to start.
In the age of the DIY internet tutorials and 30-minute home reveals, it’s common to believe interior design cost is easy to figure out, but behind the scenes, the interior design price is made up of several important factors. Check out this guide about the real cost of an interior designer and how to pick the right one.
On average, a typical interior designer will cost $2,000 to $5,000, excluding furniture. Fortunately, with new alternatives like online interior design services $1,000’s can be saved! Online interior designer service costs range from $75 to $1599 and the fees are typically flat. Starting a project online is a budget savvy way to connect with professional interior designers in a quick and easy way. The benefit of online interior design is that you can work on your own schedule and preview how everything will look before you buy it, but there are benefits to the traditional interior design fees too.
Projects are really driven by budgets given. Make a list of what is needed and desired for your space and prioritize. This lets you know what portion of your budget is allotted to what decor piece. Make sure there’s a bit of wiggle room for unexpected costs like repairs, shipping, or must-have pieces you’ve fallen for.
Flat Interior Design rate
Based on your project size and needs, an interior designer would quote a flat fee for their services. The contract and interior designer quote would clearly list what would be included for this fee, along with how many revisions are available and the contract’s expiration date (when the project will be completed). Interior decorator costs are often based on the flat rate structure because it’s easier to estimate the work involved when there are no architectural needs.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Coa Interiors