12 Interior Design Apps for Your Home, Room and Office Renovation
If you’re going to do a home re-organization or even full renovation, good design is the key to make the outcome fantastic no matter how big or small. However we have to admit the fact that sometimes the designs in our head don’t always look good in real life. There’s where interior design apps come in to let you experiment your design before you painting the wall or lifting the heavy furniture.
In today’s post, we’ve gathered 10 most recommended interior design apps for those with big imagination. Through the apps, you can experiment different wall colours, find out the best location to place your furniture and try different styles of lightings to enhance the mood. You’ll love these apps for sure!
Houzz – Download for iPhone & iPad | Android device
Houzz is considered the wikipedia of home design due to its large database of both interior and exterior design ideas with millions of photos. With the app you can explore high resolution design images by style, room and location then save them to your virtual ideabook. The best part of the app is that you can find almost everything from products curated by their editorial team to local architects, designers as well as contractors to realize your idea.
ColorSmart – Download for iPhone & iPad | Android device
ColorSmart by BEHR is an easy-to-use mobile app to find, coordinate and preview the paint color for your paint project. You can explore colors from their color collection, take a photo to get a matching color or even choose from their designer-coordinated palettes. To preview the color, you can choose from a variety of room styles and types. Once the room is selected you can then use your finger to paint it with the color you like. The app allows you to either save your work to Behr.com workbook account or upload it to your Facebook wall.
Color Capture – Download for iPhone | Android device
With the handy ColorCapture app you can snap a photo of any color to get its match from their database with more than 3000 paint colors. Apart from that you can also create custom color combinations and share them on Facebook and Twitter. The app comes with built-in QR code reader to make your viewing and sharing easy.
Home 3D – Download for iPhone and iPad
Home 3D is an entry-level home design app for architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts. It’s very easy to use you can basically build your dream home within 3 simple steps. To get it started, firstly you’ll have to add and position rooms in your floor plan. Next step will be placing fixtures and furniture in each of the rooms. Lastly, take a 3D virtual tour of your home then mix and match wallpapers, paint and floor materials.
MyPANTONE – Download for iPhone | Android device
MyPANTONE allows users to have access to over 13,000 of colors including fashion and home colors. With the app, you can easily create color palettes for your design inspiration and share with others in various ways including email, Facebook, Twitter and myPANTONE.com palette sharing website. You can also capture and extract colors from photos and snap to the closest PANTONE color. Other features include printing palettes via AirPrint, text and voice annotation of palettes as well as GPS tagging of palettes.
iHandy Level – Download for iPhone | Android device
iHandy Level, as the name implies, is a level app that accurately checks the flatness of the surfaces of any objects around you. You can use it for angle measurement, picture alignment, measuring angles of slope, verticality of a wall, furniture and many more.
Mark on Call – Download for iPhone
To save yourself from failed room rearranging, Mark on Call is the app you should give it a try. The beauty of this app is that you can snap a photo of any fabric, flooring and finishing inspirations you come across and insert them onto the floor plans. It lets you instantly see how it they might have worked in your living space. Other features include: measuring any two points in a room, adding “Eyeliner” to a room for eye-catching flair, creating infinite angles, recesses, and irregular plan features as well as adding room background color.
Carpet & Floor Calculator – Download for iPhone | Android device
If you want to find out the cost for replacing your old carpet or floor tiles, Carpet & Floor Calculator is the app that worth a try. It helps you to calculate the price and area of carpet, tiling or wall paper for your home project including labor hours too. Each calculation can be saved and emailed.
Home Design 3D – Download for iPhone & iPad
Home Design 3D is another app that assist you to redesign or redecorate your dream home with its intuitive interface. With the app you can easily drag and drop any fixtures or furniture where you want. It comes with over 800 different objects available for the house and the garden. All cladding and materials are customizable.
Once you’ve finished the design, you can view your home in 3D with 2 navigation modes (First Person view or Observer mode).
Photo Measures – Download for iPhone & iPad | Android device
No matter you are planning to renovate your house or moving to a new place, Photo Measures is the app you can’t miss. The app allows you to take photos and note down the dimensions on the photos to remember the exact layout. Measurement can be saved in either imperial or metric units. You can zoom in or out of your photos when more precision needed. Photos can be exported as PDF or JPG.
BuildApp Viewer – Download for iPhone & iPad | Android device
BuildApp Viewer is a great mobile app for designing 3D models of your place. With the app you can simply draw a house plan and transform your design into 3D model for visualizing and managing purposes. To create a more realistic 3D design, you can take a photo of wallpaper and patterns, or use photos from your device’s gallery to add them to the walls, floors and furniture. Once you’ve finished your 3D model, you can easily share it with friends via, Facebook, Twitter and email.
I.D. Wood – Download for iPhone
This app offers over 200 different woods with detailed info and full screen samples.
Other useful features include wood glossary of over 90 terms, lumber cutting techniques with images, name search tool, category navigation, thickness measuring screen, nail size reference, board feet calculator and many more.