Interior Design Showcase Apps Help You Find Decor Inspiration

Weekly Smartphone Apps

We've taken a look at apps that assist with interior design projects, but there are also quite a few apps with visual inspiration in mind. The days of carrying around a magazine or book with decor ideas has been replaced with a myriad of decor inspiring apps for every smartphone OS...

iOS

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Left: Houzz Interior Design Ideas - Right: Dream Home

Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Houzz Incorporated's own app is as stylish as deep, with a 500,000+ library of images to browse. Save favorite images into the ideabook to bookmark designs for convenient reference. Reflecting Houzz's professional resource angle, you can also find local architects, contractors, and designers within the app to get the exact look you're admiring from your iPhone/iPad. Free

Dream Home
We all want the perfect living space and the Dream Home app aims to bring us one step closer. Browse through hundreds of photos organized by color, style, and room type; apply the latest interior trends from professional designers to your home. From small touches to big ideas, Dream Home is a handy tool for realizing...your dreams. $1

Android

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Left: Make Your Home - Right: Dwell

Make Your Home
Make Your Home focuses on modern architecture and matching furnishings. Photos available vary from radical or unorthodox to minimalistic and efficient. High definition photos cover bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, chairs, corridors, and living rooms. Users have the option to bookmark their favorites for personal reference. Free

Dwell
Fans of Dwell magazine will get a kick out of the interactive app offering more than pictures and articles. Modern interiors are shown with large slideshows and videos, with new features constantly updated directly to your smartphone. Just like the featured architecture the app is well designed, offering quick sharing over Facebook and Twitter. Free
Also available for iOS

Windows Phone

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Left: Fancy - Right: Pinspiration

Fancy
Looking for fantastic furniture? Fancy is a design showcase blog for those who love classy or cool artifacts for the home (or wardrobe.) Browsing through the various tables, desks, chairs in the furniture section with a cup of joe in the evening is a staple of my daily itinerary. Free
Also available for iOS/Android

Pinspiration
Pinterest users know a thing or two about good taste. The Pinterest-compatible app offers access to the social network, giving access to fantastic design and an endless abundance of inspiring images for the home (well, at least depending upon whom you follow). Pin favorites to your account so friends can see your personal style or get ideas from their page to broaden your own horizon. $1.50

(Images: 1. Jason Rodway, all others: as credited above.)

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