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How much does an Interior Designer cost in Melbourne.

Interior Designer Costs: What to Expect and how do we charge. Are you considering hiring an interior designer and wondering about the costs involved? Understanding the various fee structures and factors that influence interior design costs can help you make an informed decision.

Its the question we get asked the most, so how much is this going to cost in design fees? In this article, we’ll explore a rough guide on how interior designer charge  and what it can cost and why Eclectic Creative is the perfect choice for your design needs. This is based on Melbourne Interior Design Fees. Like anything, prices out of big cities are generally lower and you need to guage previous projects, skills expertise and experience and the type of design services offered.

Keep in mind that there are interior design studios in Melbourne — and surrounds — that cater to all different needs and budgets. But, Let’s start to unpack.

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Hiring an Interior Designer for Your Home Renovation in Melbourne

Home renovations can be both thrilling and overwhelming. In a city like Melbourne, where architectural diversity meets modern living, the choices can be vast and decisions complex. One crucial decision that significantly impacts the outcome of your renovation is hiring the right interior designer. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this process and understand why it’s a game-changer for your Melbourne home.

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Understanding the Process: Why Interior Design Takes Time at Eclectic Creative

How long does the Interior Design process take? When should a potential client reach out to an Interior designer for help? In the vibrant realm of interior design, the creative process is a meticulous journey that transcends the mere arrangement of furniture and colour palettes. Anyone can go to a store and pick furniture and a paint swatch and apply it to their space.

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Heritage & Retro Homes: Interior Design by Eclectic Creative

Considering embarking on a journey with Eclectic Creative? We are the go-to interior design studio in Melbourne and cater to young families, busy professionals and those who have been in their homes a long time and looking for a thoughtful interior renovation and upgrade.  Specializing in heritage and retro homes, we transform spaces into warm, inviting, and collected interiors that not only look good but feel good too.

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Interior Design Melbourne: Timeless Transformations by Eclectic Creative

In the dynamic world of interior design, finding professionals who specialize in older homes, especially in Melbourne and Bayside locations, can be a game-changer. Enter Eclectic Creative, a St Kilda-based studio renowned for crafting timeless interiors. Let’s explore how their expertise can elevate your renovation and why you should consider enlisting the team on your next home project.

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Why should I hire an Interior Designer for my renovation?

So you are renovating your home and considering engaging an Interior Designer. You’re excited but perhaps feeling overwhelmed about embarking on this alone. You also are feeling a little apprehensive about hiring an Interior Designer and unsure about the process, design fees and how its all going to look. Here are some important reasons what an Interior Designer can bring to your project.

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How to choose a Dining Room Rug: 3 expert tips.

Deciding whether you need a dining table rug or not? Confused what size or style to choose and how it will all work in the scheme of things? With many opinions, adding to the confusion let us help you decide whether a dining room rug is the right choice for you.

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Kitchen interior design tips: 10 things you need to consider when renovating.

So you’re considering a kitchen renovation and understand it is quite the investment, so you want to get things right. You have started looking through design magazines, trawled Instagram saving all your favourite images and design websites and even have a Pinterest board filled with inspiration.

Here are 10 things we think you should start thinking about if you are wanting to renovate your kitchen.

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Interior Design Budget: How much does it cost to furnish one room?

A conversation we need to have early in the interior design process is the all important ‘B’ word. Yep, Budget. How much have you got to spend on your project and is it a realistic one?

Things can add up quickly, especially if you are purchasing everything all at once, but working with a designer can also mean access to trade incentives as well as tips on where to spend your money wisely and where you can stretch your dollar further, so to speak.

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Expert Designer tips for Styling small spaces.

Small space living presents a few challenges and can be tricky fitting everything in, let alone making it look good. Eclectic Creative has worked on numerous small spaces and white-box apartments helping to bring function, soul, and personality.

Having a bit of a plan of attack and thought process around your layout is a good idea, so you aren’t purchasing things that won’t fit or clutters the space. Here are our top tips for styling small spaces.

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5 reasons to hire a Designer for your next renovation.

If you are planning on renovating your house this year there are many reasons why enlisting the professional help of an Interior Designer is an important part of the planning process. A renovation is an investment of not only money, but your time and health, and can be a very stressful time.

At Eclectic Creative, our strength lies in being a valuable support during the renovation and being on your team!

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Australiana Christmas table

Christmas is a little different in Australia. Instead of building snowmen, we build sand castles. And rather than drinking hot cocoa we are reaching for the nearest ice cold refreshment.

I love Christmas, and each year secretly hope we may just have a White Christmas down under! However being a tad more realistic, I was inspired to create a simple and effortless Australiana table setting that you could easily try, even if you live in the Northern hempishere.

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9 Ways to Create the Ultimate Shelfie

So you have things in your home that you love and want to show off, but you aren’t quite sure how to display them, or how to get that professional touch stylists and designers seem to get. Well, here’s how to get that perfect vignette or “shelfie” when styling your shelves and bookcases. What’s a vignette, you ask? It’s a fancy word for an arrangement or grouping of objects, and a shelfie is play-on-words – things on your shelf! Just a warning though, it can become addictive — you will find yourself changing things up every other weekend.

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Top Tips for Choosing a Bedside table

When choosing bedside tables for your bedroom there a few important things to keep in mind to ensure you get the look you want and something that will suit your needs.

I like to think of bedsides much like ‘earrings’ for your bed, adding a complementary embellishment that sets your interior style and look for the bedroom.

Whether you choose a matching pair or two completely different pieces, is up to you. But no matter what you choose, your bedside tables need to be functional, providing extra storage or the perfect place to set down your book or arrange a vase of fresh flowers.

If you’re looking to update the style of your bedroom or just going for a refresh, here are my top tips when choosing a bedside table.

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