The iPad has totally changed the face of interior design. Whether the plans are to change the color on the walls or to totally re-do a room, the iPad takes concepts out of the imagination and can actually show you how the finished results will look. iPad interior design apps can help home decorators try different designs, arrangements, and paint colors before committing with the real thing. Have a look at our list of the best iPad apps for interior design.
The best iPad apps for interior design
28 Nov 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Home Design 3D - Free offers you a chance to try the reference application Home Design 3D. You can check out the possibilities offered by the full app and test the functionality without limit. The only difference is that you cannot save projects in the free version. If you decide you want to save, you can make the in-app purchase and save your creation. You can draw rooms, add single and small walls, and create openings in 2D. Drag and drop to change the exterior and interior of your home, import any plan and display it on the background, share your plan via Dropbox, and sync your project among various devices.
- 2D or 3D mode
- Easy-to-use interface
- Huge variety of features
- Share on the website
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade
LUX is a tremendous app designed to provide users with a platform for shopping home décor, accents and more. It features collections of innovative products, creative designs, fashionable items and practical home décor. There are thousands of products to browse through and they cover every room in the house. Get daily inspiration, view shopping lists recommended for you, read home design stories and more. There are discounts for your first order, free shipping for orders over $50 and free returns.
- A shopping platform for home décor, accents and other design items
- The latest fashion, creative products, innovative ideas
- Read stories on home design, View recommended items and lists
- Search through thousands of items for every room in the house
- Get discount on first order, Free delivery on orders over $50, Free returns
Though this free app is unaffiliated with IKEA, it is made for users to envision and bring to life their dream home using items from the IKEA catalog. In both 2D and 3D design modes, users can find out how their homes, workplaces, or any other indoor arrangement would look when furnished. Each of the items can be customized in terms of textures, colors, height, width, etc for precision. If a particular item appeals to the user, they can look up the item ID or add it to their very own wishlist.
- Free app
- Furnish rooms using items from IKEA catalog
- Customize each item
- Look up the item ID
- Add items to a wishlist
Users can now custom-design not only the stuff in their rooms, but also each room template for the ultimate precision in interior design. Templates can be created using photos of each room pulled from the camera roll. Real designers and brands have their furniture showcased on this app, users can set up these items and see exactly how it would look in the room. Additionally, even things like the ceiling, windows, wall textures, and flooring can be changed up. The app has full social media integration so you can get others' opinions and collaborate on your new home or office.
- Custom room templates
- Use photos from the camera roll
- Furniture by real designers and brands
- Change features of the room
- Social media integration
This app will help discover the most inspired and beautiful furniture and decor for the home and beyond. Whether it's a well-established brand or a local upstart, this app has got users covered with a variety of furniture designs. Purchases can be made from within the app and orders are tracked easily. Sales begin at noon EST each day; users will be notified for it if they so wish. Users can gather a database of their favorite furniture and share it with friends, family, colleagues or even their interior designer for collaboration and opinions.
- Modern furniture for the home and more
- Big and small brands
- Order and track from within the app
- Alerts for sales
- Collaborate and collect favorites
Houzz Interior Design Ideas has what you need to make improvements to your home's interior and exterior. There are over eight million photos of home exteriors and interiors that you can browse by location, style, and room. See what you like? Save and share. There are over a million active home improvement pros on hand to help you make your dreams a reality. Need product ideas? There are millions here to inspire you. This app is perfect for those looking for ideas on building their dream home or changing up their existing homes, both inside and out.
- Eight million photos of exteriors and interiors
- Browse by style, location, and room
- Save and share photos you like
- Get in touch with architects, interior designers, and contractors
- See different home items like lamps, tables, and more
Roomhints Interior Design Ideas assists you in finding the perfect products for your home. Here's how it works: you upload a photo of the room you want to decorate. Use the app's color matching technology to locate products that match your furniture. Next, save the products you like or click through to the vendor's site to buy. You can click on “Designer Chat” and ask questions of a real interior designer. They can also send you product suggestions for your room. If you're sick of spending hours trying to find products for your home, get help from this app.
- Upload a photo of your room
- Use Roomhints color matching technology
- Designer chat
- Find products
- Free iPad app for interior design
The Virtual Interior Design Home Decoration Tool allows you to virtually decorate your home with images of actual designer furniture. Just take a photo of any room and place real designer furniture so you can brainstorm home décor ideas without breaking the bank. Want to see what an antique desk would look like in that corner? Go ahead. Want to try out some different lighting options? You can do that, too. There are hundreds of mirrors, paintings, and pieces of furniture for you to try. Once you're happy with your image you can share it through your choice of social media networks.
- Hundreds of lighting, painting, mirror, and furniture items to choose from
- Try unique items from top designer brands
- Take a photo of your room and place different décor items and furniture
- Save your ideas as decoration idea cards
- Get quotes from designers and vendors
InDeZo will help you figure out exactly what to keep, what to get rid of, what to buy, and where. Stop wasting time with decorating mistakes you hate. Take a tour through beautiful rooms and pick what you like. A quick swipe gets you through the app and you will shortly discover what kind of style makes you happiest. Next, pick the top six favorite or your rooms and the app will deliver a personal experience for you with the style you love best. This is also a great tool for real estate agents, interior designers, interior decorators, and others who want to whittle down exactly what it is they love for a room.
- Visually lush app
- Provides you with an understanding of your own style
- No more guessing
- It's like having your own personal designer
- Free with in-app purchase to unlock all zones