Following on from our interview with professional interior designer, Elanna Le Roux, we’ve put together a list of handy apps which you might find useful if you’re considering taking on an interior design project.  With just a few taps you can envision your new room, create moodboards and even take measurements doing away with all those loose scraps of paint chips and fabric swatches!  It’s interior design in the palm of your hands!

  1. MagicPlan: Another floor plan app, but this one measures your room and draws floor plans just by taking pictures.  Simply add objects, annotations, and attributes to create the   complete plan of your property.

    2. Mark on Call:  Described as the next best thing to hiring an interior designer by top interior blog, Apartment Therapy, with this app you can take snaps of your fabric swatches, paint chips, flooring and other finishing touches and envision whether they’ll work in your space.  It also measures, creates shopping lists and helps users play with scale. £2.99

    3. Homestyler Interior Design: Featuring thousands of real furniture products it also produces professional drawings and allows you to walk through and experience the space you design in real time.

    4. Colour Capture: Snap a picture of any colour inspiration which catches your eye and instantly match it to more than 3,300 paint colours.  Genius!  

    5. Dulux Visualizer:  Recommended by Interior Design, Elanna Le Roux, this app uses the latest augmented reality technology so you can instantly see how colours look in real time, as if they’re right on your walls.  It’s ideal for experimenting with bolder colours and narrowing down your choices with confidence. 


6. Chairish: The design lovers curated marketplace for the best antique and vintage furniture, décor and art.  As well as purchasing you can also sell high quality items through this app so you can make money too!

7. Curate: This app is perfect for art connoisseurs allowing you to virtually display a piece of art on the walls of your home so you can see how it will look in situ before you invest.  In addition, users can browse pieces from their favourite artists and galleries too.

8. BrightNest: The “life lifehacker for your home” according to Wired magazine! BrightNest helps you tackle important tasks for your home with top tips, personal scheduling tools and reminders, therefore making it perfect for staying organized when planning and executing an interior design project.

9. Pinterest: We couldn’t put together a list of the best interior design apps without including Pinterest.  It’s a fabulous resource and very easy to use too.  Not only can you create your own themed boards but you can follow other users including brands meaning it’s like virtual window shopping.  But beware, it’s highly addictive!  Don’t forget to visit our Pinterest page at

10. Houzz: This useful app from interiors website Houzz is a fantastic source for ideas which allows you to hone in on your own personal style.  It lets you try out various items of furniture in pictures of your own space and what’s more, if you decide to purchase, you can do so via the app. 

All featured apps are free unless otherwise stated and can be downloaded directly on to your smart phone via itunes or Google Play.   


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