This is my list of the best paid and free interior design apps. After using many interior design apps from iOS and Google Play, this is my shortlist. These actually work on mobile devices. Very cool.
If you want to muck around for fun, get the apps. There are some good ones. We list the 9 best ones below. However, if you actually need to design a room or a home or landscaping, you really need to work on a laptop or desktop.
Nevertheless, below, I set out 9 of the best interior design apps and show you where you can get them. That way, you can start using them too. Most of the apps we’ll review here are for beginners or amateur designers. But a couple of them are more professional for those who are ready to take their design to the next level.
1. Houzz App
This app is great, it really is.
Houzz is considered the number one app for improving and assigning your home. Is the sign for consumers but interior designers can certainly benefit from having this app on their device. It doesn’t matter whether you are remodeling or helping someone else remodel or decorate a house, this app gives you some of the best design ideas.
There are more than 16 million high-quality photos of homes that you can use as models when dealing with your clients. They cover both interior and exterior areas of the home and you can move things around in the way that you want complete with 3D product reviews. This app is certainly a good addition to any interior designers repertoire. One of the best features of the Houzz app is that it allows you to share your favorite images with family friends and design professionals.
2. Planner5D App
Planner5D app is also very good. Thousands of users rate it very highly, which is not easy to achieve for a design app because it’s frustrating due to screen size (not app quality).
Planner 5D is one of the best interior design apps for either consumers or professionals looking to decorate or design their home for the first time or interior designers who were asked to remodel a home or create a new look. Their logo is to create your dream home and they have an easy to use 2D and 3D Home Design tool in the app. You could also join a community over 34 million amateur designers. The simple drag-and-drop format makes the app fun as well as educational.
Price: Free to start
iOS | Google Play (Android)
3. Design Home App
Why not make Home Design fun? Design Home does just that by allowing you to have a fun, relaxing game that let you live the life of an interior decorator. You can work on your design skills and have design challenges that give you 3D spaces to work in.
You’ll have access to very nice high-end furniture and top brands that interior designers would have on the job. It’s fun and you can create a connection to a creative Community while learning about diverse Decor styles.
Design Home is a simulation game by Crowdstar Incorporated and is rated E for everyone. So kids can play too. There are several features including the ability to unlock rewards as you polish your abilities as a designer playing with real life high-end Brands. You’ll learn about design styles and more. The game is free-to-play but you can also pay real money for extra items.
Price: Free with premium in-app purchases to expand the game
4. Homestyler App
The Homestyler app (better known as Easyhome Homestyler) lets you visualize the entire interior design process and share your ideas with others. You can snap a photo of your space and your mobile device will be transported into a virtual fitting room. Here you will see furniture products from real brands and get ideas and inspiration from interior designers and others. Add decor items or move things around as you like. You’ll have access to many of the tips and trends that designers and counter and learn what makes a home look appealing.
5. Decor Matters App
Decor Matters is another interior design app that can be found on either the iPhone or Android Google Play Store. This is a great home design game similar to the Design Home game we mentioned where you’ll be able to engage in unique decorating projects and create your own designs. View your work with a 3D model and even buy furniture online and in the store. It even has a miniature Facebook simulation experience because you can follow other people and they can follow you as you join the community. It has a four out of five-star rating out of almost 5,000 ratings online so people in the design profession and others really like the app.
iOS | Google Play (Android) – Coming soon.
6. Ikea Room Planner App
This app has the logo of “making your dream room a reality.” You can launch your dream room on this interior design app that lets you choose from a variety of kitchen and dining room furniture and fit them to the exact measurements of your real home. You can rearrange different styles until you like the result and see the result in 3D. Then you can print with all the measurements to scale like an architect. This app gives interior decorators a look at the design process and even gives them a hint as to how to do a floor plan.
This app is offered free by the Ikea company.
7. Home Design 3D App
Here is a home design app that allows you to do a number of things that real interior designers do. Built for the amateur or professional, you can try different ideas within the program that is available in both iOS and Android platforms.
Some of the features we like include the ability to draw floor plans in either 2D or 3D dimensions. This includes being able to adjust the height of the walls and the thickness. You can furnish and decorate your room both indoors and outdoors with our 1500 pieces of furniture and hundreds of textures. Finally, you can visualize and visit your creation in real 3D real-time and walk through a tour of the results of your labors.
Once you’re finished, you’ll even be able to import blueprints and save them to Dropbox or Google Drive. This app inspires the imagination of an interior designer or an everyday person who just wants to see their home in a different light.
One special feature we liked about this app is that it gives you beautiful projects that are made by other users. It is user-friendly and gives you regular updates and quick results. There is a freemium edition which is a trial version that is free and a Gold Edition that is 11.99 per month. You’ll have upgrades with this edition for unlimited numbers of floors. It has good reviews on the site so check it out when you can. They are very active on social media, so you can keep up with updates there.
8. CAD Design 3D App
3D CAD design is perhaps the most popular Auto rendering smart automation software available for interior designers as well as graphic designers, automotive industry designers, and engineers. It is used in everything from creating and manufacturing automobiles to designing homes or producing models and sound stages for blockbuster movies.
The program is known for its ability to show design and technical documentation and it’s used by a wide variety of professionals. The app is available at the autodesk.com site. It has good reviews on both platforms. CAD is at the heart of product design and manufacturing as well as architecture and engineering. It upholds the standards of the interior design industry.
You can sign up for the free 3D CAD software for students and educators and also for nonprofit organizations. The cost for the full version of CAD is $1,575 per year so this is an expensive program but for those who were serious about the design industry as a designer or engineer, it will be worth the money. On the Autodesk site, you will find a variety of other software programs that either enhance or supplement the AutoCAD program.
Note: The Full version of Auto CAD or CAD Design 3D is not compatible with mobile devices. This is a full-scale professional design program that requires the resources of a full desktop system to function and render. Below are the links to the mobile versions.
Inquire about the paid professional program here.
9.Floor Plan Creator App
The Floor Plan creator app is available on both platforms. It allows you to take your fingers and move furniture around as well as draw out the size of the walls and perimeters. You can go to 3D tour mode to see your entire project and you can have multiple floors with rooms of any shape. It will automatically calculate the room and wall area so you don’t have to do the math. You can synchronize your work to the Cloud to automatically back up what’s finished. For this, you have a 3-day free trial then you must subscribe. But the app itself is free. It is rated E for everyone.
Price: Freemium/Free trial