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The 10 Best Apps for Interior Design and Home Improvement

There are more online resources than ever to help you design your dream space. Gone are the days of purchasing home decorating magazines for inspiration, now there are free blogs, websites, and apps.

Although you may still need contractors for more ambitious home improvement projects, there is so much you can do yourself, from the planning process to the execution stage. 

Here are the 10 best interior design apps.

#1: Rooomy

Have you ever wanted to know what a couch would look like in your living room before you buy it? Rooomy can help!

This app creates 3D renderings out of 2D photos of your space and allows you to add different furniture and artwork.

It even has direct links to online stores when you settle on the perfect piece! 

#2: 1stDibs

1stDibs is an online marketplace that sells vintage furniture. Shop for truly unique pieces that you couldn't find anywhere else. 

#3: Houzz

This app really has it all: millions of photos of exteriors and interiors that you can share and make notes on, a shop with millions of products, and a View in My Room option which allows you to add products to photos of your own space to see how they look!

#4: Design Home

Design Home is a perfect way to get some design inspiration. You get to virtually design interiors using real furniture from some of the best brands. 

You may find furniture pieces you want to buy or you may simply get design inspiration for your own space!

#5: BrightNest

There are so many boring maintenance chores that homeowners forget to take care of, such as regularly changing the batteries in smoke alarms and checking the HVAC systems.

BrightNest gives you friendly reminders to take care of these tasks so you don't have to stress. 

#6: Invaluable

Invaluable allows you to bid on furniture at virtual auctions around the world from the comfort of your own home. 

If furniture shopping is not your ideal way to spend a Saturday, you need this app in your life. Place absentee bids in advance or bid live!

#7: Color Capture

Have you ever spent days wondering what color to paint your bathroom, and then you're out at brunch and spot the perfect shade you didn't know you were looking for?

Color Capture can help. The app allows you to take a photo of a color you like and then recommends matching paint options. 

#8: iHandy Carpenter

Perfect for those whose toolboxes could use an upgrade, iHandy Carpenter is a carpenter's kit in your pocket.

The app includes handy tools such as a steel ruler and protractor, plumb bob, and surface level. 

#9: MagicPlan

This app is a lifesaver if you need measurements and don't want the hassle of doing it manually. Simply take a photo of your space and MagicPlan will convert it into a floor plan, complete with measurements. 

#10: Havenly

Do you dream of having your own personal interior designer? Want a way to make it happen, on a budget? Havenly is just what you need.

The app matches you with a designer based on a quiz, or you can select one yourself. They'll collaborate with you, helping you envision the full potential of your space. 

Final Thoughts

Thanks to 3D photo technology, amazing online stores, and other free tools provided by apps, it has never been easier to design your dream space.

Check out any of these fantastic apps and you'll feel like a professional interior designer!

About The Author
Russell Emmental

Russell is a finance journalist and ex-banker. He lives in Utah with his family and is a keen aviation enthusiast in his spare time.

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