Dulux Visualizer

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

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Magic Plan

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

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3D Room Designer

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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