The Best Interior Design Apps and Tools

Samanta Blumberg


The Best Interior Design Apps and Tools

Are you planning to renovate your house? Planning to give a fresh look to your bathroom or kitchen, or maybe even start landscaping your garden? No matter if you’re going to do all the renovation yourself or hire pros to do it for you, you’ll definitely benefit from using modern interior design software that is both affordable and user-friendly. Some apps are even free!

Thus, no matter what project you have in mind, you are guaranteed to benefit from a well-made room planner. In this article, we would like to present to you our top picks of the best free design software that will help you turn your ideas into reality.


SketchUp is a free 3D design software that has it all. It is extremely easy to work with and it is powerful enough to allow you to get a glimpse of what it would be like to walk through your future home. Its free version is a great aid for anyone who loves making small renovations to their house. On the other hand, the Pro Version is a comprehensive tool that is suitable for large-scale construction and engineering projects.


Floorplanner is a design tool that allows you to plan and decorate your room within a 2D and 3D space. You don’t even need to download this app since it can be used online. Even though it can be used as an aid for interior design, its most prominent feature is, of course, the floor planner. The floor planner uses a 2D mode, allowing you to easily map out the layout of the floor. After you finished with all the initial planning, you can switch to the 3D mode and start decorating.


SmartDraw is both simple enough to be used by a complete newbie and advanced enough to be useful to professional interior designers. It seems to have a near-infinite selection of building materials, interior design objects, and floor plan examples.

This tool will help you to choose the best layout for your future home and allow you to plan its interior design. Unfortunately, this tool is only be used for free for 7 days. That is more than enough for a small project, but if you’re planning to use it for several projects then you’ll definitely want to purchase the upgrade.

Planner 5D

Planner 5D is an immersive design tool that allows you to explore the rooms you created and move through the interior you have planned. When using Planner 5D you can choose to start from scratch or use one of the countless templates created by professional designers and tweak it to better suit your taste.

The UI of this app is very intuitive so you will have no trouble figuring out how to use it. You begin by creating a floor plan and choosing the materials and colors. After that, you can switch to a 3D mode and add various accessories as well as doors and windows. You can then create a second floor and even add a roof. The app is free, but if you want to accessorize your home with sophisticated furniture, you’ll have to pay for that.

Planning is Essential

By using a room planner software not only will you be able to visualize the interior that you’ve designed, but you will also avoid making silly mistakes like buying furniture that is too big or creating floor plans that make poor use of the space you have available. By using one of the tools listed above you’ll save a ton of time and make the process of building or renovation a lot easier.

Do you have any experience in interior decoration? Would you rather use a template or create your own unique floor design? Tell us in the comment section below.