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
1 Nov 2019, 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
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
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
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