Sunday, May 26, 2013

Interior Decorating Apps

The following apps are full of small projects and major makeover ideas for your home.


Elle Decor Magazine (pay per issue or subscribe annually) — This is the favorite interior design magazine of innovative decorators. Fall in love with each issue's casual and extravagant featured homes. (Score: 97/100)

Dream Home HD ($0.99) — You can explore countless options for your home, choosing by decorating style, room type or color palette. You also can view them offline. (Score: 92/100)

IKEA Catalog (Free)* — IKEA, the retailer for those who like modern, affordable and ready-to-go designs, shares its latest offerings in this app. (Score: 87/100)

HGTV to GO for iPhone or iPad (Free — Home and Garden Television gathers a vast array of design ideas and tips in this helpful app. (Score: 82/100)

Virtual Interior Design (Free) — This interactive app allows you to photograph the room you want to change and virtually decorate it in a variety of ways. (Score: 76/100)


Master-Design Furnish (Free) — Draw your rooms and furnish them with 3,000 different items. This very flexible design app allows you to visualize all of your design plans. (Score: 86/100)

Interior Design Gallery (Free) — A large collection of interior design images for every room and style. (Score: 82/100)

Room Painting Ideas (Free) — This gallery of ideas for your home contains hundreds of room-painting concepts, from antique-paint effects to modern, bold colors. (Score: 82/100)

3D Interior Room Design ($4.79) — This app uses 3-D animated software to create realistic images of your rooms and decorate your virtual walls and floors with moldings, wall textures and textiles. (Score: 78/100)

Houzz Interior Design Ideas (Free)* — Houzz's app features 900,000 high-resolution images of home decor. There's an idea for any size or style of home or room. (Score: 69/100)

* Available on both platforms.

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