Interior Design Terms & Conditions


★ Avoid late payments and changes to the scope

★ Protect your Intellectual Property

★ Clearly outline your terms, including services, fees, expenses and payment terms

★ Peace of mind that your interior design business is legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our Interior Design Terms & Conditions template in under 5 minutes

What are Interior Design Terms & Conditions?

Interior Design Terms & Conditions is a contract which sets out the legal agreement between an interior designer and clients.

It covers all of the important aspects of your agreement, including your services. fees, expenses, payment and limitation of liability. It also covers Intellectual Property rights.

For every new client engagement, you can customise this template to suit your requirements.


Do I need a contract?

Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.

You should always have a contract signed before you start a new interior design job for a client.

Interior Design Terms & Conditions will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations and how everything will work. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected.

Having a contract will help avoid misunderstandings, late payments and out of scope work.


Are there any other names for Interior Design Terms & Conditions?

Yes, you might have also heard this contract referred to as an Interior Design Contract, Terms of Trade, Interior Design Service Agreement or Client Agreement.

All of them are basically the same thing, just different names for the contract you use with your interior design clients.


What does this Interior Design Terms & Conditions template include?

Our template covers everything you need:

★ Services

★ Fees

★ Expenses

★ Payment Terms (including Deposit)

★ Our Responsibilities

★ Client Responsibilities

★ Intellectual Property

★ Client’s Warranty and Indemnity

★ Changes to Scope

★ Confidentiality

Limitation of Liability

★ Termination

★ Dispute Resolution


How do I fit all of the details of the Scope into the contract?

The best way to do this is to have TWO documents which you provide to clients:

1. Proposal – all of the details about the services you will provide and the scope of works

2. Terms and Conditions – all of the legal considerations and your official agreement

This gives you more flexibility and it means that you can customise each proposal without having to condense the detailed information into a standard contract.


Do I get to choose my own deposit amount and payment terms?

Yes, you do!

You can specify a deposit amount as a percentage of the total estimated fees. You can also choose when you will invoice for the balance of payments.

Our template allows you to set your own payment terms to help speed up payments from clients (e.g. 7 days).


What happens if the client wants to change the scope?

We have included a clause to cover any changes to the scope and how you can address this. Any requested changes which are out of scope will normally incur additional fees for the client.

You also have the option to refuse any changes to the original scope unless the client agrees to pay you additional fees for the work.

Who is this for?

★ Interior Designers

★ People who want proper legal protection

★ People who want to appear professional to their clients

★ People who want to avoid misunderstandings and clearly outline their services

Why You Need This

Clearly set out your terms for clients

You will appear more professional and avoid misunderstandings if you have a professional legal contract.

You can also refer back to the contract if there are any disputes with clients about deliverables, payment etc.

Avoid Risk

Terms & Conditions will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.

Protect your business and assets

As the old saying goes, plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the Interior Design Terms & Conditions template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.

4.  Open the document in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!


Can’t I just copy this from another website?

Don’t do this.

1. This is copyright infringement and is against the law.

2. You might accidentally copy terms and conditions from another country – if you end up in court for some reason it might be on the other side of the world!

3. It won’t be customised to YOUR business. Not a good look for your customers if your info is wrong…


Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.


What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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