4 Interior Design Apps
We can’t always visualize how furniture and wall colors will look or remember room dimensions once they get to the hardware store. Here are some excellent apps that can help with both design and decorating:
Photo Measures allows you to take a photo of any room then draw in the exact measurements over each wall, door or window, so you never have to keep paper measurements again. You can zoom in and out of photos, edit measurements in case you make a mistake, and even add notes and comments to remember unusual details or angles. Keep everything organized in folders by room or project. For iOS and Android.
Home Design 3D is a highly rated app (and noted by the New York Times) that helps you draw rooms and floor plans, visually record dimensions, and test furniture configurations. For iOS, Android, Mac, PC.
TapPainter helps visualize paint colors on interior spaces. Take a photo of the room, then select a new color in three ways. You can use the built-in color wheel, which assigns the correct color number to take to your paint store. Virtual paint chips from major brands like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are also available. Or you can input a paint chip code you already have to verify it looks just how you imagined! For iOS only.
Houzz lets users browse over 10 million high-resolution interior and exterior decor photos categorized by style, room or location, then virtually “try on” products in their own home. Users can add products, notes and collaborators, or find local professionals to help when it’s time to put those ideas into action. For iOS and Android.