Whether you’ve just recently moved house or you’re looking to make a few home improvements, there’s an abundance of interior design apps available on iOS and Android for you to discover. We take a closer look at some of our favourite home decorating apps for 2022 and reveal some of their most exciting features below.

Invaluable

Available on: iOS
Cost: Free
Invaluable

Invaluable is the ideal DIY app for anyone looking for new furniture, like an armchair or bed, to improve your home. You can browse through a variety of live auctions from around the world, whilst remaining in the comfort of your own home. Place bids in real time during live or online auctions and discover hidden gems that are sure to spruce up your abode.

And that’s not all, Invaluable also allows you to peruse a myriad of products, like unique antiques, fine art, exquisite pottery, ceramics, collectibles and so much more. Add character to your home with rare items you won’t find anywhere else.

Wayfair

Available on: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
Wayfair

The highly intuitive home design app from, Wayfair. The application is super simple to use and a great way to find brand-new furniture for your home. Make full use of the brilliant ‘Interactive Photo’ feature, where you can take a photo of any room you’re redesigning, and the app will visualise what a particular product will look like in your home. You also have the option to either shop by category, brand, style, or room, narrowing your search results to suit your needs.

Another practical feature is you can search for an item by using your camera. That means if you’re struggling to identify the type of sofa you’re interested in, Wayfair will recognise its distinct attributes and show you search results based on the image you took.

Houzz

Available on: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
Houzz

This app helps you redesign your home in a quick, smart, and simple way. Shop by department, search for something specific - like a dining room table - and find furniture that is perfect for your home. As you’re exploring the app, you’ll notice many products have a ‘VR’ button. If you tap this, you’ll be able to see exactly how the item would look in your home - all thanks to augmented reality. This enables you to see the product to scale too.

Browse over five million products and materials, including vanities, cabinets, lighting, furniture, and tiles. Plus, you’ll even see a whole host of interior aesthetics for you to draw inspiration from, where Houzz will even provide you with the product they’ve used, or something similar in style to that exact product.

Another great feature is the option to hire interior design professionals directly from the app. Just enter your postcode, budget, and what you’re looking for to find expert advice for your project.

magicplan

Available on: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
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With magicplan, you can survey and draw an accurate plan of built structures. Simply put, you’re able to create floor plans with your smartphone and export them into PDF, JPG, and DXF formats – allowing you to effortlessly share your plans with professional designers or estate agents.

On top of that, you’re able to use magicplan for material and cost estimation, as well as virtual tours. By quickly scanning each room of your property, you can keep track of your projects and make a note of any necessary repairs.

IKEA Place

Available on: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
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IKEA Place is another great app that innovatively uses augmented reality to show you exactly what your item looks like in the context of your room, and according to IKEA, has a 98% accuracy too. When you see an item you like, click the small blue icon in the corner, and you’ll be able to see how the product will fit in your chosen room setting. What’s more, IKEA place offers a realistic visualisation of what the product will look like, which is helpful for all types of properties.

IKEA Place is designed to decide how to make a purchase of an item that much easier, as well as enabling you to quickly share a product with a friend or family member. It removes the requirement of physically going into an IKEA store, so you can browse their entire product catalogue with just the swipe of a finger.

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