The Budget-Friendly Alternative to Hiring an IRL Interior Decorator

Many of us spend time dreaming about what it’d be like to give our homes the ultimate makeover. But designing our dream homes can feel prohibitively expensive, a luxury for those who have the money to shell out on expensive decorators and designer furniture to match. What’s a girl on a budget to do? Luckily in today’s increasingly digitized age, there are numerous online services and apps that make it easier (and more affordable) than ever before to pull off a total home makeover.

That’s basically the idea behind the new wave of online interior decorating firms that give users access to a professional interior designer who can help them bring their Pinterest-fueled home décor dreams to life. The best part? You don’t even need to leave your home to get the ball rolling. One of the sites we’ve recently discovered for this purpose is Havenly, a budget-friendly service that brings homeowners a wide range of customized design services and advice from experts. 

We spoke with the team behind the site, and they filled us in on how it works: Havenly’s $199-per-room package includes access to an interior designer (after taking a quick quiz, you’ll be matched with designer recommendations based on your desired design vibe), custom concept boards, product suggestions, a complementary buying service, and a final room layout with suggestions on where to place the furniture. The site’s $79 option includes everything listed above, except for the final room layout. You can also opt to purchase products directly through Havenly at a special discount.

Seems too good to be true? Try the service out yourself. Havenly is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a dream closet makeover worth an estimated $2500! Want in? Click here to enter.