how much does an interior designer cost

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Interior Designer (and is it worth it)?

One of the most common questions people ask about interior design is how much it all costs – and whether it’s worth bringing in a professional instead of doing it themselves.

The best place to start when weighing up whether to use an interior designer or not is to look at what you want to achieve in your home and the reasons why you feel you can’t achieve that yourself.


Most people who routinely employ the services of an interior designer automatically build in the price of that expert help into the cost of refurbishment or remodel for several reasons:


7 Reasons Why People Hire Interior Designers

  1. They don’t have the time to do it themselves.

  2. They are overwhelmed with ideas and choices and need someone to give an expert eye.

  3. They don’t know where to start with interiors but know they want a home that works better, impresses and reflects who they are with style.

  4. They want to source unique furniture and finishes but don’t have the time to shop around.

  5. They want to take advantage of an interior designer’s relationships with suppliers for better choice and price of furnishings.

  6. They don’t want to make costly mistakes.

  7. They want help selling their property.


If any of those reasons strike a chord with you, it’s clear you would benefit from the expertise, guidance and sourcing benefits an interior designer would give you.  It then simply comes down to budget and how much help you need.

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It will be no surprise that many people who regularly employ professional designers don’t worry too much about the price, as it’s very much the norm for owners of high-end properties - but that doesn’t mean professional interior design is out of reach for everyone else.

In fact, interior design has never been so accessible.  Today’s interior designers are equally comfortable adorning penthouses and country homes as they are townhouses, apartments and family homes – and you’ll find they have packages to suit these differing needs too.


How much does an interior designer cost?

 If cost is your main consideration, especially if you’re dipping your toe in the water with interior design and want to do most of the decoration yourself (or with the help of decorators), you can benefit from expert help for as little as £72 for a consultation.  These hour-long sessions will give you 1-2-1 time with a professional designer who can look over your ideas and room dimensions and give you their expert opinion on how to progress from there.

For more detailed guidance, an interior designer can visit your property for £250 per room.  At the White House Interiors, we come to see your home before preparing a design scheme to suit your budget, room and style preferences (you can even borrow our swatches and samples too).

If you want a full step-by-step design package, we can provide a design scheme mood-board, furniture layout plan, shopping list (with full breakdown of costs) and installation/styling tips for just £500 per room.

If you want the entire project managed by an interior designer, from concept to final reveal, the costs typically start from £10,000, but these costs are specific to each project and property. 

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If you’d like to know exactly how much it would cost for an interior designer to transform your home, please contact us and we’ll let you know.