Best Interior Design Apps

In order to choose the right interior design app, make sure you know exactly what you want the app to do for you.

Interior designing is the art of designing the layout of a house, and using the right pieces of furniture and artifacts to enhance the beauty of the interior. Not everyone can acquire the skills of an interior designer, as you need to have an eye for design and aesthetics. When you take up the job of renovating or changing the look of the interior, you should know what would work and what wouldn't. Add to it the task of choosing the right set of colors for the walls, and furniture to complement the same, and you have a tough job at hand.

So what do you do? Pick up the phone and call up a professional? Well, I would suggest that you pick up the phone (your smartphone, to be precise!) and download an app instead! Now, if you still look puzzled, then let me tell you that there are a host of apps out there which can help you create a distinct look for your interiors, with very little effort.

Top 10 Apps for Interior Designing

In this Buzzle article, we shall look at the best apps for your Android and Apple smartphones, that help you with every step in making your home an aesthetic delight. Have a look.



1. 3D Interior Room Design

Developer: HB Conception Virtuelle inc

Latest Version: Version 2.1.1

Compatible with: Android 2.2 and up

This interior http://bombaymahalexpress.ca/en/component/k2/itemlist/user/317740 designing app is fast and easy to use. You can work with a 3D animated room that looks pretty realistic, and play around with the wall colors and items in the room, such as doors, windows, floor, bricks, wall pictures, wall panels, curtains, rugs, fireplace, and even wallpapers. Just create a floor plan in 2D and watch the app convert it to 3D. You need to be connected to the Internet to access the libraries. For now, the app does not give you the provision to play around with furniture.

Key Feature: The app allows you to paint with Sico 6000 Color.

2. Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Developer: Houzz



Latest Version: Version 2.0.1 (Android) and Version 5.2.3 (iOS)

Available for: Android and iOS

This app brings the popular interior designing firm Houzz to your smartphone. You can access their database, which is the largest collection of home design ideas on the web. You can browse by style, room, and location, and even save them to your virtual ideabook. The app allows you to save the photos for offline access. There is also a community dedicated to solving your queries on design, and you can get in touch with them online.

Key Feature: If you absolutely need one, then this app helps you get in touch with local professionals who can help you design your dream home.



3. Interior Design

Developer: Black Mana Studios

Latest Version: Version 1.1.2

Compatible With: iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

This user-friendly app is available for iPad users at the moment, and you can use it to create floor plans, and design your home like a pro. You can draw the floor plan in 2D and get a vivid 3D view of the room. The app provides you with more than 3,300 objects to play around with, including doors, windows, and pieces of furniture. It is one of the few mobile apps that supports rendering, which allows you to use shadows and other special effects. However, note that the rendering feature is only available for iPad 2 and above.

Key Features: Rooms with unique shapes, more than 50 samples of real wooden floors.

4. Design Dimensions

Developer: Arc Mist LLC

Latest Version: Version 2.7

Compatible With: Android 2.1 and up

This Android app has two versions, the basic version and the pro version. The basic version has all the content of the pro version, but with ads appearing in between. The app is really useful, because it gives you the exact dimensions of items that you commonly find at home. So, if you are thinking if an appliance will fit in a particular corner of your room, or you want to know how many tiles you need to renovate a part of a wall, this app will come to your rescue.

Key Features: Converts the dimensions to metric units at the click of a button. Visual search, which means each item is accompanied by a 3D thumbnail.



5. Mark on Call

Developer: M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC

Latest Version: Version 2.5.1

Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

This iPhone and iPod touch app is really useful when it comes to choosing items of home decor in the right dimensions, and trying out different patterns and fabrics on your walls and furniture. Now, designing your living area is as easy and convenient as having a professional designer guide you. In fact, it can go one step further and help you become a designer yourself. The app also allows you to transfer your designs to other Apple devices.



Key Feature: Allows you to take pictures of actual finishes, fabrics, rugs, and flooring from and 'skin' them onto any item or surface in your room, using your iPhone camera.

6. Dream Home

Developer: Ja.w Dev

Latest Version: Version 1.0.43

Compatible With: Android 2.1 and up

This Android app is similar to the previous app in this list, which has the same name and is designed for the iPad. This app brings to you a huge database of high resolution images of home decor, for almost every room in your home.

Key Feature: The app doesn't require you to be connected to the Internet.

7. Home Interior Ideas HD

Developer: Boram Kim

Latest Version: Version 1.3

Compatible With: iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Chosen as the 'Top Paid iPad App of the Year' in 2010, this app has everything you'll need to design your dream home. Now, in case you're curious as to what makes this app so popular, it has a huge database of actual home designs by top-notch designers across the globe, which has been placed under 6 categories for your easy search and reference. What's more, it doesn't require the Internet to view these files.

Key Feature: You can browse through home interiors from different geographical regions of the world.

Bonus Apps

In addition to the top 7 interior designing apps listed above, which help you choose and create a look for your living space, here are two bonus apps for you. These apps may not be designing apps, but they can prove really useful when designing the interiors of your home.

my PANTONE

Developer: Pantone

Latest Version: iOS version 2.3.1 and Android version 2.0.0

Compatible With: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Requires Android 2.3.3 and up.

For more than half a century, Pantone has been the world leader in colors. This app, available on iOS and Android, brings the color bank of Pantone right to your fingertips, with access to more than 13,000 colors, which includes the PANTONE PLUS SERIES and Fashion + Home colors. You can use this app to create color palettes and share them with your friends, or create automatic color combinations that complement one another.



Key Feature: You can extract colors from captured images and find the closest Pantone color.

iHandy Level

Developer: iHandy Inc.

Latest Version: iOS version 1.70.0 and Android version 1.1.4

Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Requires Android 1.5 and up.

It is a leveling app that is useful when you put up something on the wall, or for measuring angles or inclination of walls and furniture. However, you are required to calibrate it before use.

Key Feature: One of the most accurate leveling apps that you can probably get hold of.

These were the best apps for interior designing. So, go ahead and download the one you love, and get set to redefine the interiors of your home.

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