Find a interior designer in Waltham, MA

Find interior designers in Waltham, MA

Find interior designers in Waltham, MA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best interior designers in your area.
Zip code

Customer budget for services only

Find interior designers in Waltham, MA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best interior designers in your area.
Zip code

Customer budget for services only

Top 10 interior designers in Waltham, MA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Amalia Interiors

Amalia Interiors

Offers online services
Serves Waltham, MA
Ruth C. says, "Amalia worked very hard to incorporate her creative ideas with my needs and budget. She was very professional, timely, and extremely pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her for any decorating job you have." Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Peabody, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
Interior Transformations

Interior Transformations

New on HomeGuide
Serves Brookline, MA
I love helping people express themselves in their homes. I pride myself on excellent listening , deep respect and fantastic taste and resources Now twenty years in design, I never tire of the design process. I love the endless opportunities to individualize space and create homes that people love living in
DJL Visions Of Home

DJL Visions Of Home

Offers online services
Serves Burlington, MA
Isaac M. says, "I had a positive experience with Dinna. She was very polite, respectful and professional." Read more
Technology, Engineering & Design Llc

Technology, Engineering & Design Llc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Danvers, MA
More than 25 years as an engineer. Attention to details. Customer interaction. The satisfaction of the customer. The big smile when the job is done.
A&I Design

A&I Design

Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves North Kingstown, RI
Richard M C. says, "Ms. Bernal was the only individual who answered my internet search for an artistic curator who would be interested and talented enough to assist me in hanging a large number of photographs that I garnered from my lecturing around the world as a medical school academic physician. Her artistic ability was easily matched by how conscientious she has been in accomplishing the task at hand. Her ability to "see" how to place a series of photographs and assorted diplomas, certifications and awards from a career spanning ~ 50 years is extraordinary. Unequivocally, the decision to employ Ms. Bernal was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Ms. Bernal is a "gem."" Read more
CV Home Improvements

CV Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Lawrence, MA
I am a construction worker, engineer, plumber and an electrician. I'm highly experienced, I communicate with all my customers, do the job correctly and to their liking leaving them satisfied.

Your Interior Design questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

Interior designers charge $50 to $200 per hour on average, depending on the scope of work and the decorator's experience. Hiring an interior designer costs $5 to $17 per square foot for consultation, design work, management, and furnishings. A 1-hour in-home consultation costs $50 to $450.

Interior designers provide decorating aesthetics, layout and space planning, and structural design expertise to make interior spaces functional, safe, and attractive. Designers help select color palettes, furniture, lighting, paint, wallpaper, fabric, window treatments, and accessories. Designers also work with you, suppliers, architects, and contractors to coordinate the entire design, building, and installation process.

  • Interior decorators provide aesthetic assistance for pre-constructed homes and rooms. Decorators focus on style, color palettes, furniture, lighting, paint, wallpaper, fabric, window treatments, and accessories. Interior decorating doesn't address structural work, exterior elements, or how the space functions.

    Interior decorators are not required to be certified or have a degree, but may have taken courses.
  • Interior designers provide decorating aesthetics, space planning, and structural design expertise. Interior designers work with you, your architects, and your builders through the architectural design phase, the construction or renovation stages, and the complete interior decorating process.

    Interior designers are formally trained and may be required to have a degree or certifications to practice as designers. Designers are trained in drafting, lighting, computer-aided design (CAD), drawing, space planning, architecture, furniture design, and color and fabric.
  1. Interior designers ask the client to complete a detailed questionnaire before the initial consultation.
  2. After scoping the project, the designer sets the expectations, timeline, and explains estimated costs.
  3. Designers will begin working on the structural and aesthetic design, while considering building codes, safety and flow, space planning, and current design trends.
  4. Designers present at least two design concepts, layout plans, mood boards, furniture, colors, and work hands-on with the client to finalize the details and decor.
  5. Designers can assist throughout the architectural and construction process, or the initial planning or interior decorating only.
  6. After the furnishings are selected, the decorator organizes the purchasing, transportation, and installation.

The interior design process takes 2 to 3 weeks, including the initial consultation, two design concepts, layout planning, 3D modeling, researching (materials, finishes, and furniture), and hiring suppliers and contractors.

To find the local interior designers, do the following:

  • Start your search on websites like HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, neighbors, builders, and architects.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Peruse their portfolio and look-book from past projects.
  • Get at least three price estimates from different designers to compare.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Look for designers who are part of the American Society of Interior Designs (ASID) or have passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) exam.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate or contract in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions, hire the best interior design service near you.

When hiring a home designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been an interior designer?
  • What is your interior design style?
  • What design services are offered?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers and photos from previous projects?
  • How do you decide which projects are a good fit for your company?
  • Where do you get your design inspiration?
  • Do you work alone or with a team of designers?
  • How much client involvement is recommended?
  • Do you charge a flat rate, by the hour, use the cost-plus method, or a combination?
  • How much will my project cost?
  • How do you prioritize my budget throughout the project?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with my project?
  • What type of materials will you use?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

What to ask references:

  • Did you enjoy working with this designer? Would you work with them again?
  • What we're their strengths and weaknesses?
  • Did the designer adhere to your budget?
  • Did they communicate promptly and thoroughly? Did you feel heard and understood?
  • Did any issues arise? If so, how were they handled?
  • Did the design turn out as expected?

Reviews for Waltham interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Waltham area.
Robin B.
Amalia has such a great eye for design and made so many amazing suggestions for paint colors, fixtures, furniture, and decor. We are so grateful that we had her helping to guide us through designing multiple spaces in our new home—we are so happy with all the results! We learned so much from Amalia’s expertise and wholeheartedly would recommend her services to anyone who is looking for a dedicated and savvy designer with great taste!
Amalia Interiors
Melanie S.
Dinna is 100% authentic in her work and an amazing professional! I would love to work with her again. She brings a bright smile, vibrant attitude and top expertise. I would not hesitate to hire her again!
DJL Visions of Home
M. P.
Maria took the time to get to know ME and my style before making any suggestions. Also her knowledge of style, design, antiques and designers is encyclopedic! And she WILL stay in your budget.
A&I Design
How HomeGuide works

Search, get cost estimates, contact pros, and book—all for free.


View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.


Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right pro when you're ready.

Waltham interior designers by service

Related services near you