Interior design

Is it possible to find a cheap interior designer?

Calling in an interior designer and asking for advice is a very good decision if you want to have an absolutely good decoration/decoration in your rooms, as they can guide you to make the best choices in terms of supplies and paints.

However, the majority of French people do the decorating/decorating themselves, so as not to spend a lot of money. But you should know that it is now possible to benefit from the expertise of a designer for your space project without breaking the bank.

Indeed, you can take several steps to find an affordable decorator who can help you achieve the decoration and project of your dreams.

So, is it possible to find a cheap interior designer?

How to find a cheap interior designer?

In France, only 0.02% of citizens use the services of an interior designer, while more than half want to take advantage of the expertise of this kind of professional when building or renovating a house / flat.

The reason for this low take-up ratio is the high cost of a space designer, especially if the designer has a good reputation.

This is no longer the case today, as the number of interior designers is constantly increasing, i.e. the rates are becoming more and more affordable for middle-class families.

Therefore, in order to find an interior designer to suit your needs, you need to take certain steps:

  • First of all, you should know that most of the architecture and interior design business have websites: by consulting them, you will be able to know the type of services offered (renovation, works, kitchen decoration, bathroom, …) as well as the rates, the estimate and the prices;
  • Thus, by consulting the platforms of the architectural agencies near you, you will be able to easily determine which ones offer the most affordable prices;
  • In addition, some interior designers also have web-based platforms, so you can do the same, knowing that contacting the designer directly is a more economical solution than going through an architectural agency.

However, the best way to find a cheap interior designer is to visit the websites where these professionals post their ads. In France and in Paris, there are three main platforms, namely:

  • Mon Maître carré;
  • Rencontre UnArchi;
  • ArchiOnline.

Generally, you will find on these sites not really experienced decorators who are looking for their first opportunities and their first project, and as a result, their prices will be much lower than those of reputable architects.

How much does an interior designer cost?

architect-woman-drawingFirst of all, it is important to know that the prices of interior designers vary according to several characteristics that you should know in advance.


It is important to know that designers with a great reputation will charge very high prices. If you are on a tight budget, you should opt for a junior professional who is not in high demand.

The house

The rates of an interior designer are determined by the characteristics of the house/apartment, the work, such as the size of the room in question, etc.

The price and budget are also determined by the complexity and nature of the work you want to do and the services you want from the decorator.

You have the option of letting the decorator take care of all the tasks, i.e:

  • the choice and purchase of supplies, including paint;
  • the layout of the space.

Alternatively, you can just ask for some advice on how to achieve an impeccable decoration/decoration with a beautiful design for your house or flat.

On the other hand, you should not forget that an interior designer is paid by the hour, which means that the slower your decoration, the slower the layout and the work, the higher your bill will be.

In general, an experienced decorator charges between €70 and €300 per hour, but you can find offers for less than €50 per hour by consulting the platforms mentioned above.


Today, it has become possible to call on and seek advice from an interior designer without spending a fortune, and this by opting for a professional who has less experience, but who still has all the necessary skills.