Apps For Interior Design
Jordon Scrinko
Published by Jordon Scrinko
Last Updated On: June 20, 2024

What Are the Best Interior Designing Apps? Our Honest Thoughts

While hiring an interior designer offers unparalleled expertise and guidance, budget constraints often lead individuals to explore alternative solutions.

In my quest for cost-effective design solutions, I’ve turned to interior design apps as a source of inspiration and creativity. While these apps may not replicate the expertise of a professional designer, they offer valuable insights and ideas for transforming living spaces on a budget.

In this review, I’ll share my experiences with some of the best interior design apps, highlighting their strengths and limitations in space planning and design.

Join me as we explore these free app options and uncover their potential for enhancing your home decor journey.


1. Pinterest

Pinterest AppIf you have just moved to your new home or are planning to renovate your house, I’m sure you’ve headed on to Pinterest one time or two. It applies whether it’s a floor plan or a house interior design.

There are so many great interior ideas on Pinterest and most users find themselves spending hours and hours scrolling down the app. It can get addicting, even if you aren’t one of those structural engineers looking to create plans for a specific house [1].

This design app allows you to search for room inspirations and interior design ideas. You can then save them to your board, where you can compile the designs that suit you and create a mood board for whatever your home project is.

You can also take a photo of your design project pin it to your board and share it to the Pinterest community for inspiration and design tips, making it one of the most community-driven free interior design apps around, even for iOS devices.

I used to create my mood boards the practical (and slightly drawn-out) way: ripping out pictures I liked from magazines and pasting them on to a board alongside swatches of different fabrics.

Although that method is not without its charms, today I’ve streamlined the process hugely by using the online service Pinterest: a super smart and speedy visual discovery tool that helps me put my boards together digitally. It saves a lot of time – and a lot of paper! – Carolyn Bailey, Good Housekeeping


2. Homestyler

HomestylerAs the name goes, Homestyler is your best friend when you’re embarking on your interior designing journey, especially when looking for design materials. What this house design app does is allow you to take a picture of the area you wish to see transformed into an innovative makeover and change it into a virtual fitting room.

What you can do is change the colors of the walls and doors to see how well they are compatible with the furniture. You can scale your floor plan and adjust, remove, or add items and furniture such that they offer the exact touch you wish to see. Once on screen, you have fit the room design right, you can start buying similar things and begin your makeover.

The app also has the latest trends in the room design industry. You can find our various hacks, logs, and sample renovated spaces for floor plan inspiration. It’s especially handy when you have no idea what designs make interior spaces more marketable and in demand.


3. Wunderlist

Wunderlist App

You might be wondering why a to-do task is included in this list of free interior design apps. We only have one goal here — to keep all your home decor ideas in one place.

When planning a home design for renovation, you can get overwhelmed with all the many ideas you want to implement. We’ve all been there, I know.

The Wunderlist app offers a floor planner platform where you can define all your functions in a creative space. You can make your list accessible not only to you but your clients, contractors, and other people you want to share your designs with.

You can break down your design plans into smaller to-dos so they’re easier to track and you’ll know exactly how the progress of your renovation goes. You can also take progress photos to see what the project would look like. It’s great when you want to ensure clients that their projects are in good hands.


4. Houzz

houzz AppHouzz is one of the most popular interior designing and architecture planning platforms in the USA and Canada. Its free version offers three main features — finding the right interior for your home, discovering new ideas for your home, and hiring real-life design professionals through the site.

Within the discovery section, there are thousands of modern and contemporary designs categorized by spaces such as kitchens, bedrooms, restrooms, balconies, living rooms, offices, and more. You set up your filters, such as colors, floor plans, and other measurements, and filter through a database of thousands of ideas from decor, furniture, and home or room setup [2]. For such an extensive interior design app, it’s quite easy to use.

The purchase section offers a wide variety of interior goods and furniture at reasonable prices. You can choose your furniture from a diverse range of brands available on Houzz. Some of these products are on a sale price as compared to most online marketplaces.

However, note that in-app purchases are not available. Please check this video below to learn more about how you can utilize the Houzz app.

Houzz also connects you to seasoned interior designers from your town. You can simply enter your location and browse through portfolios and the services of professional designers available. It can also connect you to architects and construction specialists. In short, this interior design software is a 360-degree platform for the design, decoration or renovation of your own space.

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References:

  1. https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/a5510/how-to-use-pinterest/
  2. https://www.overstock.com/guides/contemporary-interior-design

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