We all know that interior design plays a very significant role in making a home attractive and a beautiful place to live in. Most of the time, people choose to hire a professional interior designer to design stunning, functional, and comfortable home interior. But why pay a hefty amount to these professionals when you can do the same job yourself with your iPhone! Yes, there are lots of interior design apps, which can help transform your house into your dream home, with very little effort. What’s more, some of these apps are absolutely free to download.
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Listed below are some of the best free iPhone apps currently available for interior decorating. Simply download one of these apps and start designing your dream home with your iPhone instantly.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Houzz Interior Design Ideas is one of the best interior design apps available for iPhones. Tagged as the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN, Houzz is indeed a powerhouse of home decoration ideas. Be it kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining room, children’s room, bathroom, or any other area of the house you think of, this amazing app will provide you with access to thousands of beautiful high-resolution pictures for inspiration. Besides this, you can even sort these images according to the particular room or house area you’re focusing on, the specific style you’re looking for (like traditional, modern, contemporary, etc.), or location.
The best feature of this app is certainly its virtual look book called Ideabook, where you can personally collect and organize images. If you find something interesting when scrolling through thousands of photos and products, you can easily save and store them in your Ideabook for future reference or sharing purposes. And you can even type in some personal notes below the image, specifying what you liked about it.
Houzz also contains a directory of local professionals, including architects, designers and contractors. In fact, all photos in the app include a link back to a professional’s profile, where you can learn more about the professional who created that particular object or design. You can even get contact information, product reviews, and other creations from the same person. Hence, with this app, you can directly get in touch with local professionals who can help you realize your design. In short, Houzz Interior Design Ideas is truly a perfect choice for those who want to make some fantastic renovations on their homes.
ColorSmart by BEHR
The wall color plays a very important role in creating the right ambience in your home. In fact, a wrong combination of colors can completely ruin your home decor. For this reason, choosing the right paint colors for interiors was always a challenge, but now a wonderful app called ColorSmart has made this task quite easy. Developed by BEHR (a popular paint company), this app allows users to browse through the brand’s full range of paint colors right on their iPhone device.
The app has a color matching feature that allows you to match colors on the spot. Just take a photo (or choose a photo from your photo library), tap on the color you’d like to match, and ColorSmart will come up with suggestions that you can use for the room design. Now, simply pick up the most accurate one and save it to your favorites by tapping the icon located in the upper right hand corner for future reference. ColorSmart also contains an ‘Explore Color’ tab by clicking on which the app will show you a palette of each and every color that BEHR offers. As soon as you select your desired color family, the color style (like pure, shaded, etc.), and the desired hue, this app will not only display the paint name & number, but also provide some complimenting colors and offers to show you a preview of it.
As you can apply colors to a photo of your room, you can easily check whether the new colors will match your decor or not. Another exciting feature of this app is that it contains some pre-designed rooms that you can redesign with different attractive colors, by picking up new palettes. And once you’re happy with your design, you can even share those virtual rooms with your friends and family members on Facebook or Twitter. Above all, Colorsmart will help you estimate how many gallons of paint you’ll need to complete your project.
DecorPad is yet another superb interior design app available for iPhone users. Unlike other similar apps, DecorPad allows users to view pictures from some of the top interior designers for inspiration. In addition, DecorPad has many search options to help you sort images by the space type you’re looking to redesign, such as kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc. The app also has an extensive paint gallery. When you choose a color from this gallery, the app will present you with thousands of pictures of rooms using that specific color. This is truly an excellent inspiration for thinking outside the white paint box.
Perhaps, the most interesting feature of the app is “Look 4 Less” section, which helps you find the best stuff for lowest price. In this section, you’ll find some really affordable alternatives to designer wall decor, beds, bath, lighting, mirrors, pillows, etc. And, of course, with Decorpad, you can bookmark and save all your favorite decor ideas at one place for sharing and later reference. Overall, the app is very creative and inspirational. So, download it right now, and start browsing pictures from elite designers to get innovative ideas for your own home.
SnapShop Showroom is a very innovative and unique interior design app for your iPhone device. It’s actually a visualization app that allows users to see how a particular piece of furniture would look like in their home. Whether you’re moving to a new place or renovating your current home, this app will help you choose the perfect furniture for each and every room of your home.
Now, you might be wondering how it works. Well, it’s really simple and easy-to-use. Simply pick up an item from the product catalog, walk into a particular room of your home where you’d like to place the product, and point your iPhone camera. By doing so, the app will overlay item on your device’s screen. Now you can virtually place the product anywhere in your room and see how it looks. And if you want a second opinion, then you can even take a snapshot and post it to your Facebook wall or email it to your friends and family.
The app’s built-in product catalog is fairly extensive. It includes a number of products from popular brands like Pier1, Crate&Barrel, IKEA, and Horchow. The best part of this catalog is that it provides all related details about the products, including their dimensions and pricing. Best of all, you can purchase the item directly from the retailer’s website without leaving the app.