There is a misconception that interior design is a luxury service, especially in a high cost-of-living area like the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, interior design is very affordable. You can definitely design a space and transform it within a budget. If you have a specific budget that you need to stick to, interior designers do their best to stay within the budget. They will prioritize with you to figure out what areas are a priority and communicate honestly with you how to allocate your funds appropriately.
There is value in hiring a designer at market rate fees who can help you plan your space, select colors, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, furniture, accessories, and much more by putting it all together for you. If you are too busy, have no idea where to start, or made a costly mistake with DIY projects and color schemes, interior designers are the ones who come to the rescue and complete your design projects the way you envisioned.
I have designed rooms for clients who had a specific budget, had no problem paying for my design fees at market rate, and were extremely delighted with the result. Color is a simple change that will transform your space instantly without having to spend a lot of money. Painting your walls or changing out light fixtures doesn’t need to be expensive and it will instantly change the look and feel of your space. Adding colorful accents such as pillows, mirrors, and art work can be very affordable, especially with online sites offering special deals on designer decor such as One Kings Lane and Joss & Main. You can replace your kitchen backsplash with something more fun or paint your cabinets to give your kitchen a nice fresh makeover. A rug does not have to cost thousands of dollars, nor does a lounge chair. You can achieve the look you want within a budget and an interior designer can help you make that a reality.
Below are some examples of affordable interior design, budget designs, and remodels from HGTV that look amazing!