Tablet Apps to Help You Decorate

Tablet Apps to Help You Decorate

Joelle Alcaidinho
Mar 23, 2012

After we created the the interior design app roundup for smartphones we knew we had to follow up with the tablet edition. After all, with their larger screens and accompanying great apps, they're fantastic tools for helping you decorate your home.

Home 3D for iPad: This app lets you recreate your home in 3D, then decorate it with furniture. As someone who has cut out many a figure representing furniture and moved it around graph paper I can appreciate how much time this will save and how much quicker it will be to see how new pieces look in the space (especially with the in-app walk through view that simulates actually being in the room). $8.99

Home Design 3D: Not to be confused with the above app, this is another option that deserves a mention if only for the fact that it does similar things (3D room layouts) and is free. Of course the paid version offers much more functionality and allows you to do things like save your projects, but for a quick look at how something would work in a room, the price (free) cannot be beat. Free, $7.99

Color Oven: One of the trickiest tasks in decorating a home is choosing the right paint! One of the best reviewed apps in its space, this tool is great for finding fantastic palettes and works equally well for decorating your home as it does your website (yay for color CSS codes). $2.99

BuildApp: Hands down the best 3D house modeling tool we've seen for Android and we can hardly believe it's free. One of the niftiest things about this app is it makes use of the built in camera and lets you take photos of the house walls and integrate them into your model. Note, the furniture available in app is 2D, but still not bad at all for an app that doesn't cost you a dime. Free

UdesignIt: Available also as a free demo version, this app allows you to create 2D plans and view rooms in 3D. Right now the app does not currently have the support for furniture, but this is a decent option when you want to experiment with the look of different moldings, paint, and floors. Free, $4.79

Adobe Kuler: Based on our research (which did involve asking Android tablet users) this app is one of the most beautiful and elegant apps out there for finding and creating color palettes, of course, it's also one of the most expensive. $9.99

What tablet apps help you decorate your home?

(Images: Joelle Alcaidinho)

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