2,124 Chicago Interior Designers and Decorators

The work of a professional can make all the difference. Whether your Chicago home has 10 bedrooms, or your apartment is 800 square feet, it can be tricky to create a cohesive look that is representative of your style. That's where an interior designer comes in. A home decorator will help distill your tastes and ideas into a design that suits the needs of your space. Whether you need help creating a functional space plan, rearranging existing pieces, designing the inside of a new home, or simply sourcing amazing furniture and decor, seeking the help of professional interior designers and decorators is a must. More 
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
BEST OF HOUZZ 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Kristin Petro Interiors creates spaces that you won't just live with, but will love living in. From kitchens and bathrooms to basements... Read More
When people first step into your new space, we don’t want their first words to be, “You have a great interior decorator.” We’d rather they say, “This is the perfect expression of you.”
Chicago, IL, 60618
Valued for its strategic design process and authentic designs, Inspired Interiors is a design/build/furnish firm offering one-stop design, construction, decorating and home... Read More
ADC is one of Illinois' largest resources for residential & contract furnishings. We offer a diversity of styles to meet every inspiration, all conveniently located in Arlington Heights, IL.
Chicago, IL, 60614
Michael Abrams creates timeless client-specific design solutions reflective of his profound dedication to beauty, comfort and home. By drawing on his substantial experience and... Read More
Leslie Newman Rhodes has renovated homes & worked in the interior design field for 44 years. She has the ability to work spaces to achieve peaceful interiors that flow and are visually interesting.
Chicago, IL, 60622
We are a full service interior architecture firm that adores the melding of historic residences with a modern vibe. Modernique (R) is my trademarked design aesthetic. Read More
Michael Richman (312) 755-1551
Michael Richman Interiors, Inc. is known for its elegant, sophisticated and timeless style & for developing design solutions that reflect the hopes, aspirations and desires of each individual client.
jamesthomas, LLC (312) 738-7300
Chicago, IL, 60612
jamesthomas is a multi-disciplinary residential design firm that works with clients throughout the US and abroad. Each project is unique and reflects the personal taste of the... Read More
Parallax Design LLC (847) 786-3157
We are a remodeling and design firm serving Chicago and beyond!
Chicago, IL, 60654
Celebrating 40 years in business, Fredman Design Group has studios in Chicago, Michigan’s Harbor Country and Milwaukee and is one of the country's largest residential interior... Read More
Soucie Horner, Ltd. (312) 755-0202
Soucie Horner is a multi-discipline interior architecture and design firm committed to passionate design, operational excellence and beautifully detailed results.
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
Boutique design firm specializing in bespoke interiors: custom furniture, window treatments, new build/construction and remodeling. We specialize in unique, innovative, edgy... Read More
jamesthomas, LLC (312) 738-7300
jamesthomas is a multi-disciplinary residential design firm that works with clients throughout the US and abroad. Each project is unique and reflects the personal taste of the homeowners.
Mary Cook (773) 975-9500
Chicago, IL, 60613
Award-winning Chicago interior designer Mary Cook is the founder of Mary Cook Associates. Her revolutionary book “The Art of Space: the Seven Fundamentals that Guarantee Great... Read More
We specialize in working with busy individuals and provide customized services specifically for you. The bottom line is you want a beautiful home and you want it done right.
Chicago, IL, 60654
Our multi-disciplinary design firm is made up of designers, architects, & project consultants who provide unmatched expert guidance. We develop genuine relationships within our... Read More
We provide Full Service Residential Design. Anne provides services ranging from custom window treatment design to space planning to furniture selection.
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd is synonymous with creating sophisticated classic interiors with a bohemian spirit and a colorful spin. Known for her ability to comfortably push her... Read More
Kreitinger Design (312) 751-8802
A boutique interior design firm catering to an upscale clientele seeking home design solutions.
Letitia Holloway (312) 523-4477
Highwood, IL
My BFA is from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My ideas are driven by each client, the artists I collaborate with, and materials that inspire us all. Read More
Barron & Stoll Interior Design actively embraces the New Traditional viewpoint as a platform for the good life.
Kenilworth, IL, 60043
"Best of Houzz" award winner in 2015, 2014, and 2013, Steffanie Danby Interiors, offers a full range of services in interior decorating, home staging, developer models, photo... Read More
Terri's interior designs are lively, playful, engaging, energetic, inviting, & always infused with dashes of wit. 

Not just designing a house but designing a place for your life to happen.
Chicago, IL, 60614
Chicago Interior Designer, Summer Thornton, established her firm to make the luxury interior design process unpretentious, fun and fresh. Known for her colorful, unabashed, and... Read More
Dan Rak Design (312) 931-5581
Dan Rak Design offers a full suite of interior design services and specializes in full-scale remodels of residential homes in both the greater Chicagoland and Metro Detroit areas.
Handman Associates (312) 222-0035 ext. 10
Chicago, IL, 60654
Highly Published & Acclaimed Interior Design- Space Planning Firm. With over 35 years of experience Shelly Handman heads a team of uniquely talented Interior Designers &... Read More
Kallista Interiors Home Staging and preparation services is the first step in connecting buyers to your home online through fantastic photos of your expertly staged property.
Libertyville, IL, 60048
At Chelle Design Group, we are centered around helping our clients express themselves through the design of their homes. To us, good design starts with understanding how the... Read More
Design Dwellings (847) 204-9647
Design Dwellings is a premier Interior Design Studio serving the Chicago area.
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What does an interior designer do?


A good design professional will hone your style down to its very essence and be able to choose a functional layout that feels natural to you. Interior design companies can be involved as much or as little as the client desires. Many clients who hire an interior decorator — particularly those who are remodeling — have a good sense of how the room should look and what products they should use. Often clients will insist that interior decorators use the products already present in the house. Other times a designer will need to start from scratch — especially if this is a newly purchased or just-built home. An interior design company will need to figure out exactly what the client needs, which includes organizing rooms, laying tile, picking carpeting and colors, and finding furniture to complement it all. Sometimes that means he or she will have to recruit help from other Chicago home professionals to help create the perfect look for your renovation. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of interior designers & decorators: Architects & Building Designers, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Photographers.

Do your research before meeting with an interior designer or decorator. Ask yourself what you want your space to become and what it will be used for. Figure out the extent of what you need help with, what your must-haves are and what your budget is. Interior design services can add up fast, so be up front with a potential design firm or individual from the beginning. Also, pick a home decorator that fits your style. Browse through the portfolios of different home design firms and decide if you would live in those houses. Just because you like something doesn’t mean you could live in it. There's a big difference! You can find more interior designers & decorators in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville and Joliet.

Questions to ask when you meet with a interior designers:


  • Can you give me a referral? (It makes a big difference to talk with a client who's worked with the designer before.)
  • Can I see your design portfolio?
  • When will the home renovation be done?
  • Do you charge an hourly rate or a flat rate, or use the cost-plus method or a mixed method?

Find an interior designer or decorator on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of Houzz to Chicago interior designers. You can also look through Chicago photos to find a room you like, then contact the design firm who designed it.
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