When it comes to decorating your home and playing with your interior design, there are plenty of apps on hand to help you get inspired and get things done. Whether it’s as a hobby or on a more professional level, you can bring your interior design skills to the next level with some of these handy apps.
Magpie by Conran; free on iPhone
This simple, straightforward app allows you to keep a scrapbook on your iPhone with videos, photos and notes of what gets your design brain buzzing. Once you’ve collected plenty of ideas, you can print your magpie scrapbook out as a moodboard.
Elle Decoration UK; free on iPhone and iPad
This app brings the experience of the popular décor magazine to your phone. With pictures of some of the world’s most beautiful homes, information, ideas and trends, you’ll never be short of creative inspiration.
Peppermint 2, £2.49 on iPhone and iPad
To experiment with colour schemes and combinations for your home, this app offers a colour palette to play with, where you can save ideas and create new shades.
Home Design DIY Interior Floor Layout Space Planning and Decorating Tool; $2.99 on iPhone
Although the name may be something of a mouthful, this a seriously useful app for those renovating or redesigning their homes. Simply type in the dimensions of your walls and this clever app will generate a floor plan of your rooms, and help you rearrange. You can take pictures to upload to the app to create a lifelike image of your space and get a clear sense of how things will look.
Sun Seeker; on iPhone, iPad (£4.99) and Android (£3.79)
If you’re looking to create a light, airy space, this app can help. It uses your device’s built-in GPS to map the path of the sun’s rays into your home. This could be especially useful when checking out a new home, if you want to get a better sense of how much light a room will get. A free ‘lite’ version is also available.