Visualising how a colour palette, design scheme or new furniture will suit your new home requires artistic vision and forethought.
If you have a design style in mind but are not sure how to implement it or what size furniture to buy for the dimensions of your interiors, help is at hand with the latest design and decorating apps.
Top home design and decorating apps
We’ve scoured the net to decide on the best choice, quality and augmented-reality technology in apps that replace the stress and legwork of decorating — with designer clarity.
They are ideally suited for the renovation and décor of your home.
Whether you live in a small apartment or sprawling mansion, these apps cover all property sizes, services, budgets and design styles.
Ikea Home Planner
Designing your dream kitchen or bathroom is easy with the help of the Ikea Home Planner app. Create and save the plans to your Ikea account for future editing and updating your products list. This app, which at this stage is only accessible via your computer, also allows you to design storage units, wardrobes and offices.
For major or minor interior renovations, the MagicPlan app works like magic.
This iOS app enables users to create a 3D floorplan of their existing space by simply taking a photo and marking the corners throughout until completed. MagicPlan reproduces your desired floorplan within minutes.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Houzz offers the world’s largest database of home design ideas.
This app allows users to create a virtual scrapbook to enable their design vision.
Suitable for smartphones and tablets, home renovators and decorators gain access to a wealth of design choice, information and inspiration.
Dulux MyColour app
Deciding on a colour scheme for your home is a painstaking process. Minor shade variants can make or break your design vision.
The Dulux MyColour app allows users to photograph and upload a favourite colour swatch from virtually any source.
This clever app replicates your chosen palette to the closest Dulux Paint shade, so there are no more guessing games when colouring your (interior and exterior) world.
H&G Quick Quote
This is a renovator’s dream app, offering a go-to directory for professional tradespeople in your area.
These tradespeople and project specialists are curated by leading home design media companies, with user reviews highly recommended.
The founders of this clever design app like you to think of Hutch as a virtual dressing room for your home.
You can explore décor and favourite furniture brands, from vintage to contemporary, utilising 3D technology to visualise how the pieces will look in your interiors.
There are many other inspiring designs and decorating apps, either freely available or on the market, so watch this space for more.