Are you planning to re-design your home? Maybe you are just looking to design or re-arrange one room. No matter what it is, designing your room or home is simple with the help of home design applications.
With home design apps you can make a design for each room in your home. You just start by using proportions and features like, windows, closets and doors. Next you can choose from a variety of paint colors, different furniture pieces and even the type of flooring you want.
There are many applications you can use to help you design your home. They each have their own ups and downs. They all work in different ways and have different tools to use. Below you will see some example of the applications you can choose from.
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My Favorite App
My favorite app of the all is the 3Dream room designing app. It is the best one available for a 3D outlook. You can choose over 7,000 items to decorate with. The tutorials that you can watch are amazing. By watching them before you start designing you can quickly just get in there and get it done while having fun.
With all the apps there are some cons and pros to go with it. The very best this app has is the thousands upon thousands of items can decorate your home with. Even though it did crash on me one time, my work was saved and I am very pleased with it!
Want to design a 3D room layout? 3Dream is the app for you. With over 7,000 objects to choose from you can virtually tweak your design to perfection. First you can work on a 2D canvas to get the design started. Once completed you can convert the design into 3D to see what it would look like in real life. Being able to toggle between 2D and 3D is a feature most designers praise.
With thousands of objects to place you can individualize your design. They have collections of wall coverings, flooring, furniture and accessories. Although this is a virtual design app it gives the designer a lot of control to mimic a real-life sketch. The simplified format of 3Dream can save you hours of hair pulling frustration.
“I had been using a complicated program that took hours to do what 3Dream does in minutes,” Diane D., LLC Interior Designer.
New to interior design? Don’t worry, 3Dream has many tutorials that will make you a pro in no time! There are plenty of video and text tutorials to answer all your questions about the app. It only takes minutes to become a pro designer using this app, so why not give it a try?
- Registration and use of 3Dream is free.
- There is a lot of help available in the forma of text and video tutorials.
- Multiple room view points are available including 3D.
- Thousands of materials and products are available to use.
- You can take, save and print snapshots of your room.
- It has undo and redo buttons for if you make a mistake.
- Buggy, sometimes crashes but you can recover your work, rotation .
- Not compatible with Mac computers.
Floorplanner is super user friendly and has all the top-notch tools that you desire. You get various types of furniture options to choose from. You even get to view your room in 3D.
Doing your research and learning more about the app you can see that it is super easy to layout the dimensions and shape of the room.
You can create an entire home quickly with all its tools. The drag and drop design helps to quickly move around items and makes it feel usual. When you are done with designing your room you can quickly print it out as a PDF.
There aren’t many issues with the room designing app. If you are looking for a simple design look elsewhere because this one has all the bells and whistles and you are sure to spend valuable time on it. You do have to make an account to use the app. Some people will be turned off by this, but it is a free account.
The Floorplanner app works on all operating systems. You can use Floorplanner through your web browser, you are able to choose which to use right through the web or through the app. They didn’t account levels, at the free one you can create one design with photos and even videos. Even with the free basic level you still have to register for an account.
- Sign up is free.
- There are helpful text and video tutorials.
- There is a lot of objects (furniture, flooring etc..) that you can use for you design.
- You can view in 2D or 3D.
- Fast and easy to use with drag and drop functionality.
- Working with dimensions is easy.
- Export to .pdf format is available.
- Can be daunting at first with so many options.
Arrange-a-Room from Better Homes & Gardens
Try this simplistic and easy to use app to redesign any room in your house. The beauty of Arrange-a-Room is the user-friendly interface. Not technologically savvy? Then this is the app for you. This app is straight to the point and you can easily create a preexisting room then make the changes necessary for your new design.
This app is designed for amateur designers who don’t want many controls. Since this app has less control than most it makes it extremely easy to use. Most users can dive right into the design and skip over the tutorials and instructions. This app is a good alternative if you are trying to sketch a new design fast. Think of this app as a good rough draft to begin a room design. Better Homes & Gardens eliminated all the fancy controls, so the user can get to the nitty gritty of their design.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to begin a design, then use Arrange-a-Room from Better Homes & Gardens. It is a stripped-down app that allows the designer to get straight to the point of redesigning any room in a home. They have removed a lot of the bells and whistles, so the designer’s ideas can flow from their vision to a reality. Register for Arrange-a-room here.
- Free to sign up and use.
- Great helpful instruction resources available.
- Easy to adjust dimensions of objects.
- Range of color options.
- No undo or redo options.
- Room dimensions are difficult to adjust.
- Limited choices of objects.
- Requires updated flash player.
Roomstyler 3D Room Planner
Being able to purchase all the objects that can be placed in the design is what sets this room design app apart from the rest. All the objects that can be placed are real and can be found for purchase online. This aids in accurately creating a design that can be achieved. Most apps have their own renditions of objects that the designer then has to go find pieces as similar as possible. With Roomstyler 3D Room Planner you can make your virtual design a reality!
A second great feature of the app is the angle feature which also makes this app stand out. View your design from any angle needed! The unique camera angles can benefit any designer who needs to focus on specifics of their design. It also helps give the designer a real life feel to their design. Home in to every corner of the design to perfect it!
Not technologically savvy? Don’t worry, the easy to use app can make you a pro designer within minutes. If the interface is too complicated there are tutorials and a full PDF manual. However, most users find they can tackle the app within 5 minutes and create room designs faster than most other apps. This app is all encompassing with features for all indoor rooms as well as outdoor design.
- Free to sign up and use
- Easy to use
- Has undo and redo options to fix your mistakes
- Great 3D point of view options
- The 3D view does not look as other softwear
Plan Your Room
Plan Your Room app’s simple tools make this app a breeze to create a design within minutes. Although this app doesn’t include extra accessories to do in depth interior design the actual room dimensions and object placement help to create quick sketches. This is not a detailed and decorated app for room design. However, the basic set up helps get the basis of your design onto paper.
This is a bare bone quick to the point design app. If you like to sketch before you start working, then this would be a recommended app! The swift and clean format allow the designer to complete a room overhaul within minutes. Not recommended for elaborate design! This app creates an uncomplicated sketch which can then be recreated with creativeness in real life. There are not many object options, but this grants creative freedom off the computer!
The rough sketches this app helps designers create is a great starting point for any project. Some designers only need a rough sketch and thrive when their creativity happens off paper. If this is true for you then Plan Your Room app is a perfect place to start!
- Free to use.
- Nice user interface.
- Resizing and moving room and objects is easy.
- No undo and redo options.
- Some aspects difficult to use.
- Limited objects and colors.