Building or renovating a home can be a daunting proposition, especially when you consider all the design decisions that need to be made along the way.
From colour schemes and furniture selections, to layouts and budgets, to window treatments and wallpaper, the decisions that you make will effect how you and your family live and feel in the space, so it’s important to get it right.
Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or extending an old property, or simply want to update a room in your house, an interior designer can help you achieve a beautiful result – not to mention make the process far less stressful for you.
What is an Interior Designer?
Interior Designers anticipate our needs and appeal to our emotions, to create spaces that are both functional and attractive.
Interior designers who specialise in residential design work with private living spaces, and may even specialise in specific living areas, such as kitchens or bathrooms. Designers are also expected to have working knowledge of the following:
- Textiles, materials, color, space planning and sustainability
- Software applications for 2D & 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM)
- Structural requirements, health and safety issues, and building codes
Why work with an Interior Designer?
A professional interior designer uses their skills and in depth knowledge to develop and implement innovative design solutions to help you achieve a more functional and beautiful home. A good interior designer will be guided by your tastes and budget, and can navigate you through your interior design and decorating decision making, from concept to installation.
Interior design professionals will usually be able to source custom furniture and homewares at trade prices, savings which they can choose to pass on to you. They will also have contacts and resources at hand, which can save you both time and money.
Find an Interior Designer
If you’re thinking of working with an interior designer or just interested in interior design, you have come to the right place. We have compiled an extensive list of our favourite residential interior designers in each of the major cities of Australia.
This is just a small selection of interior design firms that inspire us. They were chosen for their distinguishing style and stunning portfolios.
Looking for an Architect also? You may be interested in our article covering the Top Architecture Firms Australia.
House of Home are happy to consider submissions for our directory of preferred interior designers. If you are a registered interior design practice and would like your firm to be listed, please send an email to with a link to your portfolio to us for consideration.
We would like to thank our guest writer Annabel Foster for creating this directory of Australian Interior Designers.
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