Looking for a side hustle in Interior design? Jobs in interior design are increasingly easy to come by thanks to online design firms. These sites enlist freelance and part-time designers to create computer-aided design work for their customers.

Designers generally, need a portfolio and experience to apply for these positions but a few sites require a college degree. Being able to use design software also is a must. And, you’ll also need high-speed internet to send designs through most online platforms. Be aware, too, that jobs in interior design often pay per-design, not per hour. Being able to design quickly and without a lot of revisions is key to making a decent hourly wage.

Best two sites for jobs in interior design:


Decorilla connects online and in-person interior designers with customers. Customers pay a flat-fee ranging from $700 to more than $1,600. Designers get half of the flat fee, plus commissions on products their clients buy. For that, designers create a full design, including color palette, floor plan, furniture placements, 3D renderings and an itemized shopping list. Unlike many other sites, designers are able to recommend purchases from any store. And Decorilla encourages customer purchases by providing steep discounts to customers ordering through 350 different merchants, including Wayfair, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn. Learn read our full Decorilla review here.


Decorist also pays designers a flat fee that equates to half of the $299 – to $599 per room fee that clients pay. All packages include two concept boards, a final room design, a detailed floor plan, set-up instructions, and a personalized shopping list made up from Decorist-approved vendors. Glassdoor estimates that the average Decorist designer earns somewhere between $16 and $21 per hour. You can find our Decorist review here.

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