Best Interior Designers Near Ashburn

Interior Design Firms Near You

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.

"This is the first time I have worked with an Architect, so I have nothing with which to compare. I am very happy withy the design (space is partially built). Drawback: The drawing was too fancy (for better or for worse) called for lots of high quality and heavy on the buzzers and whistles re:electric. I did not know how to read plans, so I didn't understand that until I got the estimate from the electrician."

--4.33 star review from a homeowner in Purcellville 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

"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 is an awesome designer. She is good at helping you select quality supplies that works with your budget. katherine also has a good selection of contractors that is cable of handling any type of job. I will definitely use her expertise in my next home project."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Haymarket VA

"These ladies are excellent at what they do. My place looked amazing and the price was extremely competitive. Even my realtor was impressed and plans to use them with future clients. I highly recommend this company!"

--5.0 star review from Danielle S. in Rockville MD

"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

"I would recommend him. "

--5.0 star review from Terry D. in

"They were fast workers and came out immediately. Did not have to wait. "

--5.0 star review from Yavuz B. in

"Very efficient and great service! "

--5.0 star review from Meena B. in Burke VA

"I enjoyed working with Ben and he was able to help me design my dream home. "

--5.0 star review from Chi K. in

"Home Staging by Rai Nichelle is amazing!!! Recently relocated and was looking to use a combination of traditional and contemporary pieces for a new look. Home Staging by Rai Nichelle felt my passion and desire for the new look and delivered above my expectations. Throughout the entire project, Home Staging by Rai Nichelle demonstrated exceptional character, integrity and provided excellent customer service; they have my full endorsement. "

--5.0 star review from Sandra O. in Leesburg VA