Are you itching to redecorate your space, but don’t know where to begin, and have no desire to live in a construction zone while you figure it out?
Do you feel curious about what a different paint color might look like in your favorite room?
Lucky for you, there are many apps for smartphones and other devices that allow you to be your own professional design consultant!
And here’s more good news: we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites so you don’t have to waste any more time. No more excuses; it’s finally time to make your dream home reality.
Best Feature: 3D Modeling aka Augmented Reality
Trying to rearrange your floor plan or imagine your space with different furniture? magicplan will make you feel like a design wizard.
With 18k reviews on the App Store ranking at 4.7 stars, this app’s popularity is clear. It is known for its ease of use, remarkably life-like renderings, and quick learning curve. This application is especially appealing because of its many unique features, including the following capabilities:
- Create 3D models
- Scan your current room/environment for an accurate 3D rendering
- Measure ceiling heights
- Work around windows and doors
- Estimate materials and costs
- Export as a file of your choosing
- Add personalized photos and notes
- Create customized objects to add to your virtual representation
magicplan has been downloaded by over 17 million users, received “best of the year” in downloaded apps in 2012 and 2017, and, best of all, it’s free!
Best Feature: Budget-friendly Marketplace
If you’re looking for: a budget-friendly marketplace, a 3D rendering for potential floorplans, professional design inspiration, a way to organize your ideas, and package-tracking for the arrival of new decor, your search is over! Wayfair is the best of all worlds, with the largest selection of home goods, furniture, and accessories available anywhere.
Wayfair is free, has received 4.8 stars by 758k reviews on Apple’s App Store, and it’s only uphill from here for this one-of-a-kind app!
Best Feature: Interior Design Virtual Makeover Gameplay
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have some interest in interior design. Maybe, once upon a time, you had dreams of being a professional interior decorator. If so, here’s the best news you’re going to hear all day: there’s an app for that! Design Home allows you to create three-dimensional spaces and experiment with hypothetical client needs or build your own dream home.
While this app has an opportunity for gameplay purchases, there is a completely free user experience option. With 4.6 stars given by over 298k reviews on the App Store, the reviews for this immersive app speak for themselves. Design Home boasts that it is “the #1 home decor game,” and we’re addicted.
Best Feature: Virtual Paint Application
It’s no surprise: the color of your space’s walls has a dramatic impact on the overall mood of your home. Committing to a single paint color is a big deal; the process often causes anxiety, indecisiveness and, possibly, regret. We’ve all been there…
Choosing a paint color should be enjoyable. Thanks to Project Color™ by The Home Depot, it can be! This user-friendly app gives you the freedom of endless color possibilities:
- Browse colors
- Match colors in your space to find the best fit for your pre-existing theme
- View a rendering of selected colors in your home
- Collaborate with Pinterest
- Preview and save your favorites
- Purchase paint in-app
Project Color™ has us feeling like we found the gold pot at the end of the rainbow. With a 4.5 star rating by 20k reviews on the App Store, we think you’ll be dreaming in color (rainbow or otherwise)!
Best Feature: Unique Selection of Home Decor Items
Okay, okay, we know we’re not an app (yet…), but Loth & Co is committed to making your interior design dreams come true. We want to come alongside your journey, in whatever capacity you need.
With new arrivals of unique, vintage and timeless home decor essentials and a dedication to sharing design inspiration with our beloved patrons, Loth & Co is your go-to source for original and accessible home goods. Come see what’s new!