Best Interior Designers Near You

Interior Design Firms In Your Area

Interior designers can turn your house into a home, or your underwhelming office into a professional space that impresses your visitors and potential clients. Bringing out the best in any room requires a trained eye, so hiring an interior designer is key to creating a space that is functional, comfortable, and attractive.

Need help finding an interior designer near you? Enter your zip code to be connected today to local design companies. If you're still not sure whether or not you really need one, read on to learn more about what interior designers do and how much it costs to hire one.

What Does an Interior Designer Do?

Designers will ask you about your budget, tastes, interests, and requirements for a given room. Taking into consideration any building codes or safety issues, they will tie together lighting, colors, artwork, and furniture and arrange it all in a way that looks appealing and allows for flow within the room. Designers are committed to your tastes and preferences. It doesn't matter what colors or styles they prefer. They work with the information you give them to create a finished product you'll find satisfying.

Your interior designer will draw up a plan and discuss it with you. Through his or her connections, the designer can usually recommend contractors, painters, suppliers, and other professionals to find the materials required or complete any remodeling that needs to be done as part of your chosen design.

Decorator vs. Designer

The terms "interior decorator" and "interior designer" are not interchangeable. These are two different professions, and the main difference between them is the level of education.

  • Interior Decorator: Becoming a decorator doesn't require any formal training, and they are not qualified to make structural changes to your home. They focus on decorative aspects: paint, wallpaper, window treatments, and so on.
  • Interior Designer: Designers have a college degree in something like interior design or interior architecture and have passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. Because of their education and knowledge about building codes and regulations, they can work with you to complete more complicated design projects.

Cost to Hire an Interior Designer

Hiring a designer will save you a lot of time and possibly a lot of money. Designers have all the necessary tools and equipment, so you won't have to buy anything that you'll never use again. The price range for interior designers is huge, partly because different designers use different price structures. The average cost of an interior designer, including materials and labor, is $5,592, though the price can range from $450 to $20,000.

"Very professional from design to implement of remodel."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Montclair VA

"Janelle is very professional and was great to work with. She is very responsive and understood what we needed in our kitchen design. She had great ideas but did not push her ideas on us. She was very helpful and recommended a very good contractor. I would highly recommend Janelle. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Herndon VA

"Did a great job in spite of my lack of an interior design vision and limited budget. Helpful and patient."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Springfield VA

"Raj Lal is excellent. They finished the design drawings a week early! Their engineering solution was creative and cost effective. They are nice people and I would use them again! I am very satisfied."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Vienna VA

"This is a family bussiness. Nova design is part of it as well responsible for a great design solution. They did an excelent job, they met the time goal. Very prodfessional and pleasant to work with. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Arlington VA

"We signed with OHI Design last night after months of carefully looking for the right company to do our kitchen remodel. We were just about to go with another contractor and OHI was the last one we brought in. We were blown away and it was clear they were the right fit for us. It was one of those when you know you know situations. If you re looking for a company who s mission is to grow their brand the old fashioned way (Delivering a quality experience and product with lifelong experts passionate about their craft) this is your company. I can t wait to write another glowing review upon project completion. Bottom line. If you are doing a kitchen/bath remodel; give them an opportunity. You will see what I m talking about."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Woodbridge VA

"Very professional. Hired to help me redecorate 4-5 rooms in my home. Provides quick turn around for all questions, drawings, suggestions. Provided several great choices for each furniture piece to accommodate my decorating style and budget. Love her taste and the elegance she brings to my home with her decorating. She is also a wonderful person. Would highly recommend. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Lovettsville VA

"Responsive and great design knowledge. Very competetive pricing."

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Reston VA

"Katherine initially takes time to understand your needs & wants, prior to infusing her experience and design talents into suggestions and options for your consideration. She was extremely easy to work with, and kept the lines of communication open throughout the project, which is always a high priority in any home improvement project. Her contractors do beautiful work, are very helpful and considerate, and cleaned the work site daily before leaving. At the conclusion of our recreation room renovation and total furniture replacement, Katherine left us with an absolutely breathtaking room that we love. My wife and I would highly recommend Katherine to anyone considering a home improvement project that calls for interior design work. Should we plan another interior project in the future, our first phone call will be to Katherine."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Arlington VA

"Wow! Wow! Wow! Laurie is an amazing interior designer. She knows how to find quality furniture pieces for a bargain. She arranged my art work in a way that brings vibrancy to my rooms. She's resourceful and transformed my old furniture into statement pieces. Many friends have commented on how cozy my house feels. Thank you, Laurie, for changing my house into a home."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Alexandria VA

"Excellent service and professional staging "

--5.0 star review from Rebecca W. in Woodbridge VA

"Jim was extremely responsive to every question, offered his ideas and suggestions, listened to what I wanted, was prompt and overall quality was great."

--5.0 star review from Lisa C. in Ashburn VA

"He came in right on budget. Everything was done in a timely manner and the schedule he created work out with what he had going on. His attention to detail was appreciated. The experience was wonderful and I recommend him to others. "

--5.0 star review from Brice Y. in

"Barbara is very talented. She helped me select paint colors to bring beauty and continuity through the entire house. I look forward to her assistance with furniture and accessories. "

--5.0 star review from Sarah R. in

"He is very hardworking and would go out of the way for his customers. He is also cost effective."

--5.0 star review from Foroque A. in