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What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

Reviews for Sandy Springs decorators
Ruth T.
Emerald Event Decor did an excellent job of decorating my event. They were friendly and courteous. I would definitely use them again, and I recommend them!
Emerald Event DecorEmerald Event Decor
Thumbtack Customer
This corporate event turned out GREAT! We had a turn out of about 200 to 300 people. We received the most amazing feedback on how well the maze was decorated. Our original decorator, for this event, fell through and Unique Designs By Dianna came in, at the very last minute, and did an outstanding job. For a decorator handling a corporate event, chosen at the VERY last minute, and incorporated everything you ask, is just mind blowing. We thank her and her colleagues so much for the beautiful and gruesome decor!!!
Unique Designs By DiannaUnique Designs By Dianna
Suzette E.
I was more Fhs please with the balloons and decorations. It was much more than I expected. Look no further Hey it Popin is hands down the best decorator I’ve I have ever hired. So happy with my purchase.
Get It POPinGet It POPin
Brent b.
Candy was a pleasure to work with! She’s very knowledgeable and helped get us started decorating our home.
Jennifer J.
My dad loved the decorations and they added to his experience. She was punctual and full of ideas when I didn't have any.
Effortless CelebrationsEffortless Celebrations
Ruth H.
I couldn’t be happier with the decor. It exceeded my expectations. She was professional and timely manner. Thank you for making my event beautiful.
Alo event plannerAlo event planner
Farzine K.
Tesah did an amazing job with the decor it was just spectacular and my fiancé just loved it. She went beyond my expectation and highly recommend her.
Events by NasheEvents by Nashe
Akunna E.
Thank you Bella Event Planning, the balloons were beautifully arranged and everyone loved the decor. Thank you so much. I will be calling on you again soon!
Bella Event PlanningBella Event Planning
Thumbtack Customer
I used Leneille for a birthday surprise set up. She decorated my hotel room above my expectations! She did an amazing job and I could not have asked for more!
Special Event FactorySpecial Event Factory
Michelle J.
Events On-Site did a REMARKABLE JOB transforming my Event Space for a NYE Church Event. I would highly recommend using them for any of your Events. The ballon decor was beautiful. It was the highlight of the Evening. Stephanie was AMAZING! I showed her the design and bounced off ideas and she made every design come to life. I am so happy I chose Events On-Site as our Balloon Decorator. Thanks again for the Excellent Customer Service and Beautiful Balloons. Thanks
Events On-SiteEvents On-Site
Mona S.
Amazing! I would highly recommend them! They worked extremely hard and did it last minute as well! The decoration for my daughters first birthday turned out so well. We got so many complements!
Cailee B EventsCailee B Events
Thumbtack Customer
Natasha and her team did an amazing job with the decor and dessert table for a baby shower. Great communication, timely, and very professional. I plan to use them again for an event in January. I highly recommend Purple Elephant!!
The PEA StudioThe PEA Studio
Chitra T.
They did fair work. Were able to understand and apply my design & idea. Few things if they improve would be good. They had not secured the decorations properly, had taped them and ran out of command hangers. Things kept falling down several times.
Pop Balloons & PhotoPop Balloons & Photo
Braylyn W.
Khadijah was amazing. Her response time was quick! I came from out of town requesting her services and she executed the plan very well! To top it off, she's very sweet. I definitely recommend her for your party planning/decorator!
Shine Bright EventsShine Bright Events
Ashley R.
I don't know where to start with Lisa! She was beyond amazing to work with! Not only did she work with my indecisiveness but she made my big day so stress free. Seeing the decor she put together for me brought tears to my eyes before I walked down the aisle!! I would recommend her to any and everyone who is looking for a decorator and a coordinator!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will get your monies worth when everyone else told me having a music themed wedding was not possible she made it all come true for me ! I cannot thank you enough lisa !
Asil’s OccasionsAsil’s Occasions
Dena L.
New Creation was absolutely amazing. I was really nervous about and concerned about whether I should spare the expense of a decorator but I must say that I am so glad that hired her and she was definitely worth every penny! Not only did she come through at the very last minute, she was able to bring my vision to life perfectly and she was so very patient with me. The decor will for sure is the most talked about and will be the most memorable part of my birthday celebration. I will most definitely use again. The pictures really don’t do her work justice but trust me when I say New Creation is phenomenal.
New Creation Wedding and Events, LLCNew Creation Wedding and Events, LLC
Heather P.
101 Events is great! Kemi was able to decorate for our holiday party very last minute and provide everything I asked for. She listened to what we wanted and our event looked great. Thanks so much for a job well done and making our holiday party festive!
101 Events LLC101 Events LLC
Jaquelyn J.
Khadijah is a joy to work with. The decorations were beautiful, elegant & exactly what I envisioned. She & her team made it come to life. I had so many compliments. She did more than I expected & she puts her all into everything she does. I was beyond pleased.
Shine Bright EventsShine Bright Events
Thumbtack Customer
Patt is incredible... she is full of the most interesting ideas on what can be done with the things I have.. she can make a roll of toliet paper look like an object of art.. Highly recommend her as a decorator.. she really cares. Thank you so much Patt for responding to my request..
Patt Farrell InteriorsPatt Farrell Interiors
Ari B.
i was heading to ATL from KY for a weekend getaway and i was looking for someone to decorate my hotel room for me as a surprise for my fiancé and luckily i found khadijah and she decided to work with me. we ran into some difficulties getting her into the hotel prior to my arrival but all went well and she was more than understanding and patient. and with the short amount of time she had she BLEW US AWAY with her skills. the room was astonishing and break taking after her decorating it. i strongly recommend booking with her. she is flexible, talented and very patient. i am forever grateful that it worked out and that i could have her services!!! (if i could give 100 stars i would & the photos don’t do justice)❤️
Shine Bright EventsShine Bright Events
Leyla I.
Hands down this has been a great experience. Alona Event Planner has delivered on their promise and decorated a hotel room for me to spend a romantic night with my fiancé. It was just magical. I gave them a very short notice but still they pulled it off and the end result was absolutely incredible. I would recommend them to anyone and would definitely use them again.
Alo event plannerAlo event planner
Swathi R.
Tamra was excellent to work with! She understood my minimalist vision right away during the consultation. When we went shopping for the items, it was wonderful to have her input and guidance and she was great at incorporating the items I picked up as well. It was the most fun I've ever had shopping for home decor items. I can't wait to work with her again in the future!
House Of Design Interiors & RemodelingHouse Of Design Interiors & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
The main reason I hired Kellly's Creations was to decorate my venue space for my baby shower. I expressed to her how important this day was for me. She assured me that "She got this" and that there would be nothing to worry about. WRONG not the case at all!! Working with Kelly Creations I did not get what we discuss in our meetings, in our emails or what was on the contract. I was extremely disappointed the day of my event and had to still show face and smile as if all was okay. I reached out to Kelly for an explanation of what happen on my special day and still have not heard back from her. Which is even more disappointing because she comes off so honest and sweet. I could go on and on but would just prefer to forget about. All in all I wish my decor would have turned out better then it did. Thanks Najah D.
Kelly's CreationsKelly's Creations
Divine M.
Marina was amazing, by far my favorite vendor we had for the wedding. We chose to let her take the lead on most of the decor and showed pics of what we liked and the went above and beyond. Everyone loved it, so many people asked for her info afterwards. Would work with her over again in a heartbeat and I already plan to for a friends wedding. Thank you Marina
Le Bam Studio Wedding DesignLe Bam Studio Wedding Design
Beverly R.
I absolutely loved working with Sara! I had a limited budget to furnish my apartment which she honored. Sara picked out elegant pieces that were within my budget and worked with me to make sure I felt comfortable moving forward. Sara immediately captured my Sara, which made me feel like she was really listening to me :) If you are looking for an interior decorator, don't hesitate to hire Sara.
Heritage InteriorsHeritage Interiors
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