Many designers and decorators will only accept design projects if the customer's interior design budget is above a certain amount. Others will work with a client at pretty much any price point. Select the budget range you are considering spending on interior design or decorating services by choosing one of the budget ranges listed.
If you expect that your design project will be mark-up based, where the designer buys at wholesale and makes a profit by marking up to retail, then include all items you expect you will purchase through your designer in your total estimated budget. Examples: draperies, furnishings, accessories, artwork, lighting, carpeting and rugs, etc.
If you plan to purchase items in a retail setting and therefore intend to work with a designer on an hourly rather than a mark-up basis, you should still specify the total estimated amount you expect you will spend on design-related services, furnishings, and other retail items.