Ames, IA35 Home Decorators near you

Where do you need the home decorator?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Ames Home Decorators

Browse these home decorators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ames.

STAGING 2 SELL IT
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy K.
Verified review

Debra and Alushia are absolutely amazing. They painted and redecorated 2 rooms in my home and did a phenomenal job. I have always felt bleh about my decor and now I absolutely love it. Painting - high quality job. Shopping and picking out furniture and decor - exceeded my expectations. They did it faster and much better than I ever could have. They brought new ideas for arranging furniture. I wanted my space and furniture to be functional for our busy family of 5 and they really personalized their findings and recommendations. I didn't really know what I wanted, I just knew how I wanted the space to work for me. All said and done - they nailed it. Fast. Hard working. Personalized to my needs. Very talented ladies. Fun, caring, and passionate about their work. I would highly recommend them.

Top Pro
Satisfied Solutions LLC
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ray S.
Verified review

Jeffrey is good to work with, has done a good job. He has great painting experience and knows how to caulk and fill in and makes things look good. Good at a wide variety of handyman tasks. If you need someone to go to Home Depot and pick stuff up, then do the work, he is capable and reliable and willing to do that as well. He knows how to do a lot of minor maintenance repairs around the home. He also did some yard clean up tasks well.

Top Pro
iDesign
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara T.
Verified review

Michelle was fantastic to work with from the very beginning of our project to the end! She is professional but also so fun and kind. She will not steer you wrong and will make sure your space looks fantastic and is just what you were envisioning. Michelle truly takes pride in the work she does and will devote her time to you. She is extremely responsive to ideas and messages any time. When I was searching for someone to help me redecorate our entire main level, she was the only designer I could find that was up front with what the cost would be - there will not be monetary surprises with Michelle which was important to me. Throughout my time working with Michelle, we became friends. I will definitely be using her services again for any home decoration needs!

Jessica Rae Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua G.
Verified review

Jessica is the best! Her decorating and style skills are difficult to match. She pays attention to detail and can style a room in no time at all. As a realtor, I will continue to use her services for any home I need staging. I honestly can't recommend her enough.

DECO Design & Renovation
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I highly recommend Jay for your home remodeling and make overs. Our bathroom was a total transformation of a small space and Jay was able to use his creative ideas to open the space up and make it more inviting, while keeping in mind the existing design of our home. He was attentive to what we wanted to have as a finished product and injected us with new ideas of latest and greatest designs in bathrooms all while keeping our budget in mind.

Eden + Gray Design Build
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience working with Hanna. She has an amazing eye for details and her professional and upbeat attitude makes her a delight to work with. My husband and I wanted to repaint, but had no idea how to pick the colors. I'm sure that we'd still be looking at samples if we hadn't met Hanna. She helped up pick colors that warmed up our whole home.After we painted, Hanna helped with space design and helped us pick out and arrange new furniture, art work and lighting. She was always available by phone or e-mail to run ideas by and she made the whole process so much easier than if we were trying to do everything ourselves. For larger projects Hanna gave us renderings of the space so we could see the final product. This helped so much as we could visualize the space and how to accomplish the look. With each project Hanna managed to accommodate our budget concerns and she listened to my style preferences and nailed it with each of her recommendations. Hanna is timely, responsive and completely professional! I would defineitly use her over and over again!

Design It!
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam R.
Verified review

The designer was very good at understanding what I liked. So very pleasant to work with. I didn't get to complete the project with other things in my home that needed to be addressed first.

INSTYLE by Colbi
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela T.
Verified review

Colbi helped me choose colors for some rooms I want to paint, allowed me to “bounce” ideas off her that I had and gave me a direction when I had been “stuck”. I’m excited to move forward with my decorating plans so that our home can be our haven!

DeGoey Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashten H.
Verified review

Holly has a imagine and idea for everything. I had some ideas and wasn't sure how to make them happen while keeping my love for neutral colors. Holly spiced it up a bit while also keeping my clean desired look. She has a plethora of design ideas in her head, I'm happy to grab some of those in conversation. I encouraged my neighbors to contact holly as they prepare to move into their new home.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Trent T.
Verified review

He went beyond my expectations and even did some extra work! Was hired to pressure wash deck and he even washed part of patio. It looks amazing!

Elizabeth Erin Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
Verified review

We decided not to do our project, but she was very professional and had good suggestions. We will use her in the future .

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
Verified review

Michael Smith done an outstanding job on my baseboard molding . I highly recommend him

Emily Lee Interior Design
5.0
from 1 review
    Norma B.
    Verified review

    We had a 1959 home completely remodeled last summer. Emily helped me choose the right paint, flooring, cabinets, light fixtures, appliances, etc. I nad my doubts, but when finished I liked it very much. I give Emily all the created for a job well done. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends We also had a sunroom added to our home, which she was in charge of.

    Lindsay Trabing Designs
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Angela M.
      Verified review

      The best! Lindsay has excellent taste and applies it to your wants and your needs for your home!

      Lindsay Trabing Designs
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Maureen P.
        Verified review

        I LOVE Lindsay Trabing Designs!!!!! Lindsay has created the most amazing and beautiful home for me and my husband, perfectly reflecting our style....only so much better than we could have done on our own! Lindsay designed every room in our house, turning it into a home that is gorgeous, comfortable, and functional. No detail was too small or overlooked. Lindsay helped with the large pieces of furniture, window treatments, throw pillows and every accessory needed to make each room perfect. We could not be happier with the work that Lindsay did in our home. Not only is Lindsay an extremely talented designer, she is warm, funny and an absolute joy to work with!!

        ProLine Painting, LLC
        4.0
        from 1 review
        • 3 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Dan H.
        Verified review

        Tory and his crew did a great job for me taping and sanding a small addition to our home. I also had them do wall texturing and ceiling knockdown to match the house, and they did good there too. Although their schedule was not accurate -- it took longer than estimated -- it was worth it in the end because the price was right and they held to the quote.

        About

        Are you ready to sell your house? Or are you ready to love the house you're in? Either way, I can help you prepare your home for sale using the latest home staging techniques. Statistics show that staged homes sell faster and for more money than non-staged homes. Redesign is a fabulous way to use the things you already own and bring a brand-new design to your home. Most of the time, you don't need to buy a thing. We can give you a beautiful design with the things you love. Treasured Spaces can also provide personal shopping services if you need a few things to complete the design. Having trouble picking just the right paint color? Treasured Spaces can help you pick out just the right color to make your room look fabulous. Treasured Spaces can provide home staging, redesigning, paint color consultations, decorating consultations, personal shopping and home styling services.

        About

        Helping homeowners prepare their homes for the real estate market for a quick sale. Staging a home includes, furniture and accessory placement, paint colors, repairs, and updates.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I will work with clients to create unique, fun and functional room decor for children. From paintings, shelving, and headboards, children's rooms should be a place to grow and dream. I'll create one-of-a-kind wall graphics, either on the wall or on large canvases, that can change with your child's going and evolving taste. Available theme rooms include sports, princesses, Hollywood, games, classic novels, and cartoons -- the sky is the limit!

        About

        I sell home decor and organization items, and would love the opportunity to show you how to make your home beautiful. I can provide the products and do the decorating as well.

        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I will complete the job within your deadline and always try and get it done before the deadline. I am willing to work round the clock if a job asks for it. I always try and do with any little time I have. I do floors and all home improvement. I also do hauling.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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 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.

        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.

        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.