8 Best free interior design apps to unleash the creativity

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  • Interior designing is an important aspect for architectures and interior designers and it is an important part of construction planning.
  • Whether you want to create a 3D model interior design or you simply desire to visualize how some elements may fit in the interior space, you will need a special tool.
  • We crafted some notes of the best software for Windows 8 and 10 versions in order to help you in designing interiors.
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Windows 10 Interior Design Apps

If you are an architect, a Feng-Shui lover or you just care about your interior design, then you need to try some of these Windows 8, Windows 10 apps.

We all experienced phases in our existence when we wanted to do something different with our living spaces. That might have involved moving some furniture around and painting the walls in different colors, and sometimes that was really enough. But what happens when you want to reinvent your living space completely?

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After all studies have shown that the environment you live in has a neurochemical impact on your overall well-being. Well if you have a device that features Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows RT you can get right to planning, because you can find in the Windows App store some very useful little programs that can help you create the living space you always dreamt of.

All this without actually leaving the house and going to consult a home decorating expert or driving up to Ikea to use their interior design application. Here’s a list of the apps we found to be most of the help:

What are the best interior design apps for Windows 10?

1. Adobe Illustrator (recommended)

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Adobe Illustrator features interesting and atypical design ideas for all the spaces in your house like the living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Illustrator can be a great inspiration for architectures who want to visualize their idea in order to improve the way elements from the interior are arranged. The interactive and easy-to-use software interface will do the things for you, so all you have to do is to put your creativity into imagination.

You can easily illustrate all interior details and add more color and style to your creation for more of a Feng-Shui vibe. As well, you can create rendering 3D interior design by managing layers, using brushes and pen and building shapes and vectors.

In order to eliminate or improve features like eliminating unwanted background elements or improving the light, you can use Adobe Photoshop as well. Moreover, Adobe Illustrator is included in the Creative Suite, so you can benefit from more drawing and designing applications.

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2. Adobe Dimension (suggested)

Adobe Dimension interior design

Assuming that you have an idea of how you are going to renovate your living quarters. In order to get right to it, you will need to acquire a tool for creating spatial designs and design elements from the interior environment. That’s when Adobe Dimension app comes in. This is a fully-fledged design portal that allows you to create the best 3D visualizations that allow you to personalize the space with customized texture, light, and material.

This powerful interior designing tool can rotate, scale, resize, move the interior elements in order to fit properly in the environment. You can add your element using the drag-and-drop feature in order to ease your workflow. Moreover, with Adobe Dimension you can select the substance material in order to craft customized objects.

Considering the fact that Adobe Dimension is part of Creative Suite, you can use tools like Adobe XD, InDesign, or Adobe Aero in order to push the boundaries of your imagination to other vision and 3D perspective or augmented reality.

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3. Design My Home

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Design My Home’s interface is composed of tiles that harbor design ideas for every single room in your house. There’s the Bed Room section which is split up into different categories like Design for the Master Bedroom, Design for Kids, Make a Small Bedroom feel Larger and other wonderful tricks and tips. When exploring a certain category one will discover ways of arranging furniture, ways of using dramatic lighting or ways to create an open space.

UPDATE: The app is no longer available in the Microsoft Store.

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4. Live Interior 3D

windows 8 interior design appThis is a fresh app that has made its way into our top and it’s definitely a welcome entrance. With almost 400 megabytes, this app comes with so many objects and materials that can be used, that it’s a helpful tool not only for those looking to design their own house but even for professional interior design pundits.

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5. Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest is one of the most famous publications covering Interior Design. Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows RT users have the opportunity to browse through issues and discover tips about home / office decoration, furniture shopping and even suitable travel destination for design apasionados. The digital edition brings a little more than the old fashion magazine, as it features some videos and interactive sections.

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6. Color Wheel: A Color Scheme Generator

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Choosing the right colors for your living spaces might not be such an easy task for everybody. The Color Wheel app can help you decide which colors are best fitted together. You can enter a specific color, for example the color you want to paint your walls and the app will automatically display Complementary, Split Complementary, Monochrome, Triadic and Analogous colors.The program is great for those looking to get the right combination of colors into their lives.

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7. Planner 5D

Planner 5D home design app

Planner 5D is one of the most popular home design apps in the Microsoft Store. This tool is perfect for a wide variety of tasks, including renovating and re-designing your home. The app offers a catalog of over 3000 items that you can use to create detailed 2D and 3D plans.

If you haven’t used any interior design apps before, then Planner 5D is one of the best tools to use. It supports an unlimited number of projects and you can also use it without an Internet connection.

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8. Live Home 3D

Live Home 3D app

Live Home 3D is an intuitive home design app built upon the Live Interior 3D app. Using this app is very simple, all you need to do is draft detailed 2D floor plans and then the tool will automatically built-in 3D. You can use this app to complete many design tasks, including interior design, furniture arrangement, color matching, and so on. Once you’re happy with the end result, you can share your design ideas with your friends or co-workers.

We’ll end our list here. If we missed any apps, let us know in the comments below.

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Windows 10 Interior Design Apps FAQ:

  • What apps do interior designers use?

Interior designers use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dimension, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator.

  • What are the best home design apps?

The best software for 3D home design is Adobe Dimension, Autodesk 3ds Max, and DreamPlan Home Design.

  • What is the best software for home remodeling?

Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk deals are the perfect software for home remodeling.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated for freshness, and accuracy.