6+ Interior Design Apps to Help You Design like a Pro

Thinking about the amount of energy, time and money it would cost to design your space can throw a wet blanket on your ideas. The overall cost can be quite discouraging, especially if you like revamping your home or office space regularly. However, you do not need to overspend or stop your creative juices from flowing because of the expense. We live in a technologically advanced world where “anything is possible”. With the recent wave of interior design apps, designing like a professional is now effortless. So, if you want to switch up your home’s layout, try some colour blending, or redecorate your room, you can do so from the comfort of your home for next to nothing. These apps also allow you to do a test-run on your ideas to be sure of what you want before booking an appointment with your designer, should you need to get expert services. 

Here are some interior design apps that we’ve tried and think you would love;

1.Pinterest:

Although it seems cliche, we cannot over emphasise the power of pinning your ideas on a mood board. This app offers quite a large amount of inspiration, particularly for rookie interior designers or anyone struggling to conceptualise ideas for their next revamp. There are a plethora of pictures to look through and you can even narrow your search and focus on a particular colour, style or item. It also allows you to organise your find into your own “boards”. The best part about Pinterest is you can access shops for most of its content, especially decor and design. In addition, there is an availability of the app on both Android and iOS devices.

2.Roomy:

If you’re contemplating redecorating your house or even designing for the first time and you’re unsure about the turn out, Roomy is the app for you. It allows you to visualise your space with 3D lenses before jump-starting the actual design process. So, you can envision the appeal the furnishings will give your space. In addition, the layout helps you maximise your space. Roomy gives you the test drive advantage and also allows you to save and share your designs, should you need them later. However, roomy has a bit of a disadvantage, iOS is the only accessible device for it.

3.Houzz:

According to the Washington Post, houzz is the “single best source” of interior design inspiration, and we couldn’t agree more. With over 20 million interior design images, decorating ideas and home décor inspiration, many professional interior creatives and newbie designers rely on the app. While it allows you to research for inspiration by room, style or location, it also offers a visual match option to help you see your house in 3D.  This app is ideal for showing how different décor styles and items would fit in your space.  It also offers the services of various professionals to assist you in the design process. Houzz is available for free on both Android and iOS devices.

4.Planner 5D:

This app allows you to create home designs and décor in 2D and 3D with no special or expert skills. It also gives you an opportunity to picture varied furniture room layouts before you test out your plan. You can download it for free on both Android and iOS devices. With its free version, users can start creating realistic home renderings with a limited selection of furnishings. However, when you subscribe to the app, you can get access to the full catalogue.

5.Homestyler:

If magic happens when you take a picture of the space you’re looking to design and a mobile app brings your imagination to life, then Homestyler is your fairy godmother! Just take a picture of the space you’re looking to design and watch the app transform it to a virtual 3D fitting room through your smartphone. You have access to all sorts of hard and soft furnishings, décor items and wall colours from top brands. The app also gives you access to interior design hacks and tips from a community of over 100,000 users. Homestyler is accessible for free on both Android and iOS devices.

6.Room Planner-Home Interior & Floor Plan Design 3D:

This interior design application is certainly one of the best ones available. It allows you to measure your space, create fantastic 2D and 3D floor plans, furnish and decorate your space with items from popular brands. It also gives you professional visualisation of your creative ideas, while providing tonnes of inspiration from pre-designed layouts and styles for different rooms. The app is easily accessible on both Android and iOS devices.

7.Palette Pantone:

Looking to blend colours or searching for the best pigment combinations? Then Palette Pantone is just the right app for you. This app allows you to extract colours and generate different chrome palettes from images. It also lets you change the position of your palette tiles to suit your style. From moving and zooming images, to picking and capturing colours using the camera to find the best hue combinations, or trying experiments. The program functions as an app to help you express your creativity and style.

8.Morpholio Board:

For anyone who is styling a new house or renovating and needs an easy way to visualise the items together, Morpholio board makes it quite easy. It allows creatives to lay out mood boards, whiteboards, conceptual ideas and collages with an amazing library of a few top designers such as; Herman Miller, Porcelanosa and Artek. This is a platform for renowned design professionals and enthusiasts.

Designing or revamping your space should be an exciting and pleasurable experience. The advancement of technology has further simplified the process, such that you spend less money or attain professional skills before you decorate your space. With the invention of these interior design apps, everything needed  is available at your fingertips. However, should you need professional services, we would be happy to assist you.

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