Hiring an online decorating service can be an inexpensive way to gain decorating advice from a pro. Online decorators can offer trained, specific advice that will help you get started on (and complete!) a decorating project.
Below is a list of decorators and companies offering online decorating services. These services are all fee-based. Free decorating help is available on the web, but the advantage of paying for your online decorating service is that you should receive unbiased advice tailored to your specific needs.
Please know that this is simply a listing of what may be available. About.com makes no guarantee of the quality or validity of these services, so research your online decorator carefully.
Companies are listed in alphabetical order. If you would like to add your company to this list, please contact the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.Decorate IT Online
The designers at Decorate IT Online offer many options for someone seeking decorating help. All stages are priced affordably, and Decorate IT Online also offers a free Room Review service so you can try out their services risk free.
Dwelement Home Design
Diane Kolak offers personalized design, in person or via email. Also, Diane often offers free design help on her website, along with a blog where she shares budget decorating tips and decorating deals.
My Interior Design Online
Interior Designer Maria Hildebrand developed this site to offer users a truly custom design experience. The process is easy. You shop according to room, fill out a profile, then send it in along with room dimensions and photos. Maria also allows you to maintain control over the entire design process.
Photo Submit Decorating
Because of her low prices and ease of availability, About.com has featured Laurie, the designer of Photo Submit Decorating, before. She offers very affordable and personalized online decorating advice within a variety of price ranges.
Room Design Online
Room Design Online is managed a little bit differently than most online design services. Basic color and style schemes are prearranged (though you do have an option for a custom scheme), and then tailored to fit your needs and your space.
The Painted Home
Denise, the designer that also writes The Painted Home blog, offers online design consultation. The fee includes a design layout board with budget-friendly furnishing and accessory recommendations, along with each recommended piece's price and where to buy.