9 Best Online Interior Design Services 2024

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Just moved and seeking floor plan advice, or need help redecorating a few rooms around your home? Consider trying out an online interior design service. Rather than hiring an in-person pro to make over your space, that same designer feedback is now just a click away, thanks to a handful of virtual platforms.

Today’s e-design companies essentially eliminate some of the time and affordability constraints often associated with traditional full-service decorating consultations. Instead of charging by the hour, most feature flat fee rates per individual room or design concept, and just $200 to $300 can get you far. Some even partner with top home retailers, as well, for exclusive discounts or direct-to-consumer shopping opportunities.

Below, I rounded up seven of the best online interior design platforms, catering to a range of budgets, deadlines, and styles. Each typically uses some kind of a questionnaire as a jumping off point to match you with a like-style pro. From there, your designer will put together a digital inspiration board with furnishings, paint colors and room layout suggestions. Read the fine print about this part of the process to make sure revisions are included if you’re indecisive. Once you’ve approved the plan, you’ll typically get a shopping list so you can buy everything and assemble the room IRL.

Ultimately, they all have a little something different to offer, so read on to determine which remote company is best for your specific project(s).

Collov doubles as an e-design service and shopping platform: the site partners with over 200 home brands (including Crate & Barrel and Lulu and Georgia), so you can buy non-marked up pieces directly. Take a preliminary style quiz and send measurements of your space, then you’ll connect with an in-house designer and review mood board mock ups — but note that you can also request a re-design or more affordable furniture selections (although the FAQ page notes their minimum budget is $1,000).

Once the final layout is approved, you’ll receive a 3D rendering with options to order the furniture, decor, lighting, and organization accessories shown, all in one convenient checkout. Bonus: They even offer price matching on furnishings. Play around with your own design ideas using their free AI tool, too.

Pricing: $199 per design for the Classic plan and $299 per design for the Luxe plan

If you like having options, Decorilla is where it’s at: After a get-to-know-you questionnaire, their team presents two different proposal ideas right off the bat. Of those, you’ll choose your favorite based on budget and style parameters (although you can borrow ideas from the other concept, too) and start chatting with the corresponding designer. You’ll then receive a realistic 3D rendering of your space, a floor plan illustration, color palette, and a product list. They also provide a complimentary white-glove shopping service with non-expiring discounts up to 45% off — meaning there’s no rush to buy for your newly re-decorated room. Separate hourly rates are also available via their Platinum package, if you need more specific design support.

Pricing: $549+ for the Bronze package, $699+ for the Silver package, or $1,249+ for the Gold package

Havenly, which has a California casual vibe, starts at just $129 for a “Mini” makeover package that includes assistance with fine-tuning a room and choosing accessories. Meanwhile, a full room rendering costs $199, and you get to select your preferred designer based on their style or location. Havenly also has e-commerce capabilities, partnering with brands like Interior Define and The Inside, so you can order products directly from them.

As an added bonus, they’ll pass on any trade discounts and shipping savings. If you live in Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, or Washington, D.C., take advantage of their in-person design program; the cost is $499 for your first room then $199 for extras on top of that.

Pricing: $129 for Havenly Mini, $199 for Online Full, and $699 for In-Person

If you’re looking for something more collaborative and community-focused, new site I Have This Friend connects local talent for hire with clients in need of, well, pretty much anything, from photographers and florists to professional organizers and interior designers. Although in-person services are currently limited to just New York and L.A., anyone can browse and book virtually from their well-vetted roster of interiors “friends.”

Pricing, deliverables, and specialties vary across each designer, as indicated on their respective bios, with options available per style preferences, budget, and the scope of your project (from high-level redesigns to shopping advice). Most initial consultations fall within the $250 per hour range, though, and you get to set your own timeline and availability via the booking request form.

Pricing: Starting at $90/hour

That’s right: in 2023, everyone’s favorite flat-pack furniture retailer officially launched IKEA Interior Design Service, capped at a flat, one-time $99 consultation fee (excluding any furniture and installation costs). The one-on-one program is helmed by local design pros who, over the course of three hour-long calls, will curate a mood board, 3D renderings, layout ideas, and IKEA shopping suggestions — plus more in-depth elevations, lighting plans, and material recommendations, if applicable. Best of all, once your final design scheme looks good to go, IKEA will take care of ordering any necessary products, and help you book optional assembly support via TaskRabbit.

Timing: Subject to designer availability

ICYMI, Pottery Barn offers free design services — the only caveat is that it’s limited to just their own line of products. Having said that, you can instantly book 60-minute virtual, in-store, or in-home consultations (yep, they’ll come to you if you live within 60 miles of a store). From there, your personal design expert will promptly circle back with a mood board, shopping suggestions, pricing estimates, and even swatches. You won’t get customized renderings or mock-ups here, but you can take advantage of Pottery Barn’s Room Planner platform to visualize specific furniture pieces to scale within the same space. Overall, not bad for a complimentary program!

Still craving IRL design details? roomLift has the best of both worlds: personalized virtual assistance, plus a curated interior “in a box” mailer as part of their top-tier plan. That includes paint and textile samples, a custom layout, and design board, delivered straight to your door. You’ll also get shopping links, access to discounts, and designer notes via digital file. If you have a list of small-scale projects, though, forego the box shipment altogether and opt for their more traditional (and affordable) remote interior services, both capped at flat fee rates. Not sure where to start? Schedule a free consultation to figure out the right plan for your space.

Pricing: $100 for the Access an Expert consultation package, $750 for the AccessoryLift package, or $1,500 for the roomLift package (which includes the “in a box” kit)

Spacejoy puts yet another twist on the e-design model, with super fast turnaround and services starting at just $299. Whether you’re decorating a bedroom, home office, or entryway (or all three), the brand’s interactive app — which syncs with any Pinterest inspo boards — offers a shoppable 3D model of the space within a week of submitting photos and measurements. Working with a designer, you’ll be able to edit products and layout in real time. Their designs prioritize function, too: Share specifics about the room’s usage and livability for the best fabric and furniture recs (i.e. kid- or pet-friendly) as well as budget details and your go-to home brands.

Pricing: $299 (regularly $499) for the Delight package, $399 (regularly $699) for the Bliss package, and $599 (regularly $999) for the Euphoria package

Ever wished you could rack the brain of your favorite designer? Thanks to The Expert, you actually can. Co-founded by Jake Arnold, the platform taps top industry pros, granting you 1:1 virtual access to the likes of Jenna Lyons, Bobby Berk, or Sarah Sherman Samuel, just to name drop a few. Don’t have an expert in mind? No problem — book based on consultation length (25, 55, 85 or 115 minutes), price, availability, style, or geographic location. Note that, unlike most e-design meetings, these function more like Q&A sessions, so come prepared to talk through existing home project roadblocks and game plans. Think of this like a trial run if you’re eventually looking to hire help for a full-service undertaking, too.

Pricing: $250 to $1,500 per session (varies by expert)

Timeline: Book up to 24 hours before the meeting start time


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