How much does an interior designer charge to design?

How much does an interior designer charge to design? This is probably the first question that comes into your mind if you are looking for professional help for your space.

The interior designers work on a turnkey basis and also as consultants, and you can hire one, for your project, according to your needs and budget. It is a good idea to start with an initial consultation, and then to discuss fees for the design and execution process. Charges of interior designers depend on how you want them to engage in your project. As a consultant, an interior designer may charge a flat fee or per square feet rates for the service. For interior designing contracts, on a turnkey basis, charges of interior designers vary on various parameters like the scope of work, brand of materials, duration of the project, and others. Interior Designers in India can charge INR 40-400 per square foot for design depending on the area and the designing details. on other hand, on a turnkey basis, if you are giving the interior designers your virgin flat of 2BHK around 800-1000square feet area, starts from INR 7 lakhs onwards. Again, the experience and the portfolio of the designing company have to be taken into consideration. In major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, interior designers can charge anywhere between INR 600-1500 per square feet when they take the project on a turnkey basis.

The interior designers fix the rates on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Your individual needs and preferences
  • Your budget
  • Cost of materials
  • Brands of materials used
  • Labour charges
  • Kinds of lights and light fixtures used
  • Type of the deal, contractual or turnkey basis
  • Portfolio of the interior designer whom you have hired
  • Size of the space to be designed