Six of the best home design apps

Wave goodbye to flouncy interior designers and say hello to smartphone-powered home makeovers
The best home design apps

The best home design apps

Dulux Visualizer

The six best home design apps

The six best home design apps

Now you can paint your walls with virtual brushes. Snap a photo, choose a colour and start splashing away. It’s a quick way to get an idea of the tones that will work in a space. There are limits to the app’s accuracy – so much of a paint’s appearance is to do with lighting conditions – but you can order testers to be delivered direct from the app.

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Platform Android, iOS Price £free

Download Dulux Visualizer for Android here

Download Visualizer for iOS here

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Magic Plan

The six best home design apps

The six best home design apps

Here’s a neat solution for creating floorplans of existing properties. Mark out the walls, floor, ceiling, doors and whatnot of a room. From that, the app makes 2D plans to be exported as PDF, JPG, DXF, HTML or CSV files. It’s free to try with in-app purchases to unlock the export options, ranging from £1.99 to £69.99.

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Platform Android, iOS Price from £free

Download Magic Plan for Android here

Download Magic Plan for iOS here

3D Room Designer

The six best home design apps

The six best home design apps

Interiors retailer Crate & Barrel is behind this one. Regardless of whether you intend to buy any of their gear, the app gives an idea of how you can decorate, rearrange or transform a room, using 3D models overlaid on to your photos or preset room templates. Of course, if you do fancy anything, the ‘Add to cart’ button is never far away.

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Platform iOS Price £free

Download 3D Room Designer for iOS here

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