Home Design & Decor Cost Guides

Home design and decor projects range from affordable fixes to more expensive makeovers. Projects like repairing blinds, furniture, mirrors or even stained glass cost between $100 and $300. Higher-priced projects like mural painting, hiring a decorator and commissioning custom pieces average more than $1,000. Learn more about these and other home design and decor projects in the guides below.

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What does the design and decor of your home say about you? When you are decorating, you are making big choices about how to express yourself. Whether you consider your style modern, classic, traditional, retro, or contemporary, you will be making decisions on furniture, paint, linens and decorations that vary in cost based on how much you want to express your style.

Textiles

The word textile refers to any kind of fabric. Rugs, tablecloths, wall coverings, window treatments, bed linens are among interior decor textiles. Textiles have as large a range in price as there are styles to choose from. If you look at many different textiles ahead of time, you will always be able to find ones that fit your price range and style.

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  • Paint a Home Interior
    National Average $1,901
    Typical Range $953 - $2,898
    Low End - High End $350 - $5,000
  • Paint a Home Exterior
    National Average $3,042
    Typical Range $1,762 - $4,324
    Low End - High End $600 - $7,000
  • Paint a Kitchen Cabinet, Door or Small Project
    National Average $807
    Typical Range $394 - $1,231
    Low End - High End $175 - $2,500

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Paint a Home Interior
(50,813 projects)
$1,901 Average National Cost
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Paint a Home Exterior
(34,551 projects)
$3,042 Average National Cost
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Paint a Kitchen Cabinet, Door or Small Project
(11,064 projects)
$807 Average National Cost
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Repair Furniture
(5,044 projects)
$175 Average National Cost
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Repair Blinds
(3,330 projects)
$117 Average National Cost
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Install Blinds or Shades
(2,636 projects)
$708 Average National Cost
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Install Wallpaper
(2,430 projects)
$510 Average National Cost
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Refinish Furniture
(2,261 projects)
$619 Average National Cost
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Hire an Interior Decorator or Designer
(2,171 projects)
$6,440 Average National Cost
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Install Window Treatments
(2,169 projects)
$747 Average National Cost
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Upholster Furniture
(1,964 projects)
$711 Average National Cost
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Remove Wallpaper
(1,796 projects)
$786 Average National Cost
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Install a Mirror
(1,564 projects)
$296 Average National Cost
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Hire an Architect
(1,290 projects)
$5,631 Average National Cost
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Install Built-In Bookshelves
(601 projects)
$2,692 Average National Cost
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Build Furniture
(593 projects)
$2,452 Average National Cost
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Repair Stained Glass
(368 projects)
$289 Average National Cost
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Hire a Decorator for Staging a Home
(260 projects)
$1,456 Average National Cost
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Paint a Mural or Tromp Loeil
(156 projects)
$1,258 Average National Cost
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Install Stained Glass
(124 projects)
$588 Average National Cost
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Hire A Feng Shui Consultant
(77 projects)
$835 Average National Cost
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Fabricate Sheet Metal
(64 projects)
$1,110 Average National Cost
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Repair or Resilver a Mirror
(50 projects)
$214 Average National Cost
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Repair Electric Blinds, Drapes, or Shades
(45 projects)
$264 Average National Cost
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Paint

Painting is one of the most affordable ways to transform a space in your home. Paint can be used to change a solid color, apply a texture, or create intricate faux effects that mimic marble, wood, tile, mosaic or any other number of designs and textures. You can make a room appear larger, more intimate, expensive, or casual just with a gallon or two of paint. However if you are not an experienced painter and want to achieve a difficult look, you may need to enlist the talents of a painting professional. Take your time to research and view the portfolios of a number of painters before you choose the one that fits your style the best, as it will cost you a bit of money.

Furniture

The style, color and size of the furniture you choose can have a huge affect on the mood and design of any room in your home. If you cannot afford to make large design changes, try new furniture or changing the furniture you have to enhance any design and decor motif. New upholstery is a good way to keep your older furniture while giving it a new vibrant look.

Accessories

There's no end to the amount of accessories you can to add to a room. Art, lamps, flowers–you have a variety of options to choose from to make the room just right. Keep in mind that those accessories can vary widely in price though, so shopping the Internet and big-box stores is a good way to get an estimate before making final purchases.

Hiring a professional

If home design seems too overwhelming for you, there's always the option to hire a professional. Interior decorators and designers are pros, trained in this particular field to furnish a home just the way you want it. Consult with more than one and let them know exactly what you want. Make sure they understand your style and then choose the best one for your budget.