53 Interior Design Apps You'll Wish You'd Found Earlier

Aug. 13, 2019

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Whether you are looking for a one of a kind work of art, the perfect wallpaper,  or a new statement piece of furniture for your bedroom, there is now a host of apps available to help you with your latest interior project. We spoke to interior design industry experts to find out their top app choices, what they use and why...

1. Pinterest

Pinterest  has very quickly become one of the most used apps for interior designers. A tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you, you can create boards, get inspiration, and share you favorite images. For interior designers it had become one of their favorite and most used apps for gathering ideas and staying up to date with trends when working on projects.

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What the experts say...

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Regina Sturrock
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Laura Butler-Madden

Laura Butler-Madden, Interior Designer

"I adore this app, it's amazing for inspiration. I use it to put together mood boards for clients, as well as asking them to create their own boards that help me to discover their likes and dislikes."

2. Instagram

With 300 million active users every month Instagram has become one of the biggest social networks of our time. A fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures, you can follow people who inspire you for a feed of real life photos that you can use to influence your own designs.

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What the experts say...

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Drew McGukin
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Joe Human

Joe Human, Interior Designer

"The nice thing about Instagram is you don't just have professionals posting curated/edited photos, you will have homeowners, designers, large companies, small companies, etc posting their daily finds and results."

3. Houzz

On Houzz you can search for professionals, photos, projects and even products in your area or anywhere in the world. It's the easiest way for you to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and the professional reviews you need to help turn ideas into reality.

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What the experts say...

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Dean Keyworth
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Jane Eve Anderson

Jane Eve Anderson, Interior Designer

"Houzz is great for pulling room sets and the ideas book is brilliant for sharing with your clients who live overseas or can't meet in person so much."

4. Dulux Visualizer

Created by one of the UK's most well known paint brands, the Dulux Visualizer is an app to help you chose the perfect color for your next decorating project. It enables you to try out instant color scheming live in your interior, with the help of augmented reality technology. No messy paint work!

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What the experts say...

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Lucy Gough
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Mike Ahern

Mike Ahern, Interior Designer

"This app enables me to photograph a room and literally visualize this painted in one or more of over 1200 Dulux colors - particularly useful when I'm carrying out an initial on-site consultation with a client. Interior design on-the-go!"

5. Photomeasures

Photomeasures has changed the way you note down all the necessary measurements you need for your latest interior project. Simply take a photo of your room, draw on the measurements you need then save them safely on your phone to refer to later. It's the most organized way to take, save and share measurements.

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What the experts say...

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Stephan Jones

Stephan Jones, Interior Designer 

"When I am shopping for furniture it's easy to forget about the room measurements because you are so in love with a piece, this then leads us to the 'oopsy-daisy' furniture delivery and with yet another design dilemma. Photo Measures allows us to draw in a room and quickly refer to the measurements."

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Anita Kohn, Interior Designer

"This app is great for fingers of any size! The app allows you to take an image of an area and upload arrows to indicate measurements. When drawing the arrows it zooms in to your indicated area allowing you to see exactly where and what you’re measuring."

6. Facebook

Although Facebook isn't solely an interiors app, it's the biggest social network in the world. With over 900 million active users every month there are thousands of inspiring interior pages created by your favorite blogs and interior designers enabling you to have the best interior content right at your fingertips.

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What the experts say...

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Ceri Murray, Interior Designer

"Not a design tool as such but we use it to instantly share any brilliant products/designs we find on our travels with our followers. We also ask our customers to review our services here and we keep up to date posts about ongoing projects."

Sophie Patterson, Interior Designer

"I don't use Facebook personally but I love discussing interiors on our interiors page with likeminded design obsessed people."

7. myPantone

Create color palettes on the go with the myPANTONE app created by world-renowned color experts Pantone. The app allows you to capture and extract colors from photos matching it to the closest Pantone color, create and share inspiring color schemes and you can even use it to calibrate your devices to color-correct your display.

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What the experts say...

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Jen Freeman
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Mary Middleton

Mary Middelton, Interior Designer

"I use the mypantone formula guide to generate the RGB and HTML references of pantone colors – this is especially helpful if you’re creating a digital color palette for someone."

8. Evernote

With Evernote you can ensure all your notes, research, documents and webpages are accessible 24/7 on the go whether you're in front of your desk or not. This app will make you super organized as it syncs your workspace between all your devices allowing you to be productive everywhere.

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What the experts think...

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Diego Correa

Diego Correa, Interior Designer

"Probably you can say it is not an interior design app but for me it is a great one  as it helps me to organize my notes,  projects, communication, etc. in  a very structured and organized way. Yes, we aim for beauty but beauty is order and clarity so this app has to be on my list."

Janine Stone, Interior Designer

"Evernote is a one-stop-shop for the storage of everything from ideas, images, pdf’s text and research notes.  It’s first class and highly addictive with plenty of add-ons that make my life easier."

9. Benjamin Moore Color Capture

The Benjamin Moore Color Capture app allows you to take a photo of anything that inspires you and instantly find a Benjamin Moore paint color to match it. You can create custom color combinations tagging them to your inspiration and even share them with your friends or clients on the go.

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What the experts say...

Darrin Varden, Interior Designer

"Benjamin Moore's Color Capture in one of my favorite apps because it matches a Benjamin Moore color to a photo you take of any object/item."

10. Keynote

Created by Apple themselves, Keynote is one of the best presentation apps out there. Allowing you to create and present beautiful presentations straight from your device it's an easy way to present ideas and moodboards to clients on the go.

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What the experts say...

Davina Merola, Interior Designer

"Keynote is a very powerful presentation app which we use for client presentations when we want to show project portfolios, digital mood boards, spatial arrangements, furniture details etc. Very handy for site meetings when walking around using an iPad rather than a laptop"

Other Top Interior Design Apps...

11. 1stdibs

A marketplace for you to shop the most beautiful things in the world.

12. My Measures PRO

An app perfect for storing and sharing object dimensions.

13. WGSN

The world's leading fashion and design trend forecaster.

14. Artfully Walls

A quick way to see how art you are considering buying from the site will look on your wall.

15. TiltMeter

A professional grade angle measurement tool.

16. VSCO Cam

Great for making your Instagram photos look even better.

17. Afterlight

Another fabulous and creative image editing app.

18. Asana

Stay up to date with this online tasking software.

19. Facetime

The built in Apple feature that allows you to make video calls from your device.

20. Haute Living Magazine

A guide to all things luxury on the West Coast.

21. Joss & Main

Get decor inspiration and exclusive daily deals on homewear brands.

22. Flipboard

The personal magazine that allows you to stay up to date with your interests.

23. Artsy

The place to explore, collect and share artwork.

24. IMDB

Get interior inspiration from your favorite films and TV shows.

25. Home and Gardens Magazine

Discover real life homes, inspiring decor ideas and trend updates.

26. Sketchbook

Create sketches, doodles or adapt images on the go.

27. Genius Scan+

Scan documents on the go and export them as JPEG or PDF.

28. Color911

Select colors from photos and create your own color schemes or collections.

29. Studio Designer

Online project management made specifically for interior design professionals.

30. Palettes Pro

Another fabulous tool for creating color schemes and color matching.

31. Bubble Level

The utility app that measures object alignment, angle measurement and surface flatness.

32. MagicPlan

Create an indoor floor plans with measurements by just taking a photo.

33. Rightmove

Get interior inspiration by looking round other people's real live homes.

34. Chairish

The place to buy and sell pre-loved furniture and homeware accessories.

35. Pic Stitch 

Create photo collages and combined photos into one framed image.

36. IKEA)

Not only a catalog, it's also packed with tones of inspiration and handy decor knowledge.

37. iHandy Level

A simple and functional level to help with any project.

38. iF DESIGN

Find inspiration and ideas in this vast collection of award-winning designs.

39. Tektura

The app that allows you to order and discover wallpaper samples on the go.

40. ISSUU

Discover online interior magazines with this digital publishing platform.

41. Interior Design for iPad

Create your own floor plans and 3D rooms.

42. Mextures

The one click, super speedy photo editing app.

43. Homestyler Interior Design

Test real life products in your own home within a photograph.

44. ColorChange

Change the color of different parts of your photos in a few taps.