The Best Interior Designers in Melbourne & their Costs

Milray Park: Affordable Online Interior Design Service For $299 / room


Searching for the best interior designers in Melbourne? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re after some inspiration or an expert to lead you in the right aesthetic direction, we’ve got you covered. From quintessential Melbourne style through to a display of the best interior decorators the city has on offer, we’ll give you everything you need to know, including how much Melbourne interior designers cost.

#1 Melbourne interior design styles

Ah Melbourne. With its meandering alleyways and European sensibilities, it’s not hard to see why it’s often regarded as the design capital of Australia.

With the city’s most droolworthy homes running the gamut from modern South Yarra apartments through to the heritage-listed Victorian workers cottages in Melbourne’s inner-east, there’s still one overarching commonality amongst them all – a clear sense of style, which is the essence of Melbourne design.

There’s the Georgian style mansions of Toorak adorned in French linen, gold and damask. The St Kilda apartments, that strike a perfect balance between beachside and modern minimalist living. There’s the art-deco apartments of Prahran, home to faceted lamp bases, mosaic tiles and elegant arcs.

And let’s not forget the New York-style warehouse conversions in suburbs like Abbotsford, where original factory features are beautifully embraced. Think industrial lighting, metal shelving and textured walls colourfully enhanced with modern art.


“If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that beautiful homes are rarely a coincidence – they come about when an interior designer brings their potential to life.”

Throughout Melbourne, there are countless examples of gorgeous homes that showcase the upper echelons of Australian design. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that beautiful homes are rarely a coincidence. Often they come about because an interior designer has worked carefully to bring its potential to life.

Can you have a harmonious space filled with beautiful home decor? Yes, and the great news is that hiring an interior designer in Melbourne doesn’t have to cost the earth.

To help you in your home interior design journey, we’ve listed some of the best talent Melbourne has on offer. Hire any of them, and you can do no wrong. Their vibrant, energetic and personalised approach to design makes them responsible for some of the most original and jaw-dropping interiors we’ve seen in the past few years.

#2 A list of the best interior designers in Melbourne

  • April Moore | The Hive Home Design

Milray Park Silver Designer 
Work with April for only $299/room


April is a talented Melbourne interior designer who has formed deep industry ties through blogging and working as an interior designer for IKEA.

She focuses on using colour, textures and light to enhance any space she works with, and takes the time to understand her clients’ preferences and needs. A self-professed lover of mid-century aesthetics, April also tries to inject a little fun into her projects, creating spaces that make people smile.

Check out April’s portfolio and invite her to your interior design project

  • Sarah Van Berkel | Sarah Elizabeth Interiors

Milray Park Silver Designer
Work with Sarah for only $299 p/room

Sarah is definitely a talent to watch. She owns Sarah Elizabeth Interiors, a Melbourne interior design firm that helps its clients to create beautiful spaces within their budget. She carefully strikes a balance between high street and designer items, creating unique interiors that cater to her client’s needs. Her realistic approach means that at the end of the day, any client can achieve a stunning outcome without the need for a huge expense.

Invite Sarah to your next interior design project

  • Cathy Atta | Decoraide

Milray Park Gold Designer
Work with Cathy for only $599/room

Cathy is a Melbourne designer and interior stylist driven to help clients achieve their best concept of living. Her design ethos is to create beautiful yet liveable spaces, and she achieves this by taking into account her client’s personal preferences, as well as their home’s functional requirements.

Find out more about Cathy and invite her to work on your interior design project

#3 How much does interior design in Melbourne cost?

Interior designers in Melbourne can charge anywhere between $80 ad $300 per hour, depending on skills, location, expertise and market forces. You can expect to pay less than this for a recent graduate or someone with less than a year’s experience in the industry, and you can expect to pay more than $300 an hour for interior designers with more industry experience.

Prices of interior design services will also vary depending on the size of your space. The work involved in scoping out the design of a studio apartment versus the effort of designing the interiors of a house is obviously at opposite ends of the spectrum, thus, prices will reflect this.

When you start speaking to interior designers, make sure you’re very clear about your budget and expectations from the very start to avoid any confusion or miscommunication.

  • Interior design services from $299/room

At Milray Park, we believe that having access to expert interior designers shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why we collaborate with Australia’s top interior design talent to make your home the best it can be, from a flat-fee price of just $299.

With our online platform, we bring interior design online, so it doesn’t matter where you live. You can work on a per room basis and collaborate with top design talent all over Australia. You even get access to perks like our Milray Park Concierge service, which gives you exclusive discounts on designer furniture and interior decor.

Learn how it works and get started on your design project!


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