When I'm redesigning a room or moving an entire house, the first question that always pops in my head is “how should I place these walls and these chairs?” Luckily, most of us (pretty much everyone, if we’re being honest) have a handy device in our pocket that can help. Need help organizing furniture in your home? Just like ordering pizza, checking your credit score, or turning on a security light – there’s an app for that!
When it comes to designing your living space, apps can save you time and sanity. You can use the app to create floor plans and mockups of different layouts and arrangements before you decide which one is right for you. They will also give you suggestions based on what other users have done with similar layouts. And if you don't know where to start, there are tons of home decorating ideas available as well!
IKEA Place (Android and iOS)
The IKEA Place app is a dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted to see how that new office chair or armoire would look in their space. Take a photo of your space, place any item from their catalogue onto it and see how it would fit.
You can even project styles onto the image so you can get a better idea if your furniture works with existing decor. It’s definitely one of the coolest apps out there right now!
Magicplan (iOS only)
The Magicplan app simplifies your room’s planning by turning floor plans into 3D images. With a simple drag and drop interface, you can quickly move furniture around as you see fit.
And because it’s all online, you can share your finished plan with family members anywhere in the world! Simply take pictures of the space you want to plan for, and let the app do the rest.
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RoomScan Pro (iOS only)
RoomScanner Pro is the only app that allows you to use touch, AR and drawing features to create a floor plan for your home. The app has three different methods for capturing your exact floor plan:
- Touching your phone against walls
- Scanning the room and adding details via augmented reality
- Manually drawing the plan with added dimensions.
Regardless of your choice, you’ll get a completely accurate digital version of your home, ready for fast furniture layout planning.
Planner 5D (Android and iOS)
Planner 5D is the perfect app for planning out your home, no matter its shape or size. This app lets you create both 2D and 3D floor plans based on the dimensions of your home or yard.
That’s right; you can plan both interior and exterior layouts with this handy app. Create a floor plan based on your home’s dimensions, choose furniture from an extensive catalogue, and create the layout of your dreams.
If you’re going to create the home you’ve always wanted, the first step is visualizing it. Plan Your Room lets you map out your room, add furniture pieces and products, organize them, and save them as favourites for future reference. You can also share your plans with others, allowing extensive projects to be broken down into manageable chunks.
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These five furniture layout apps solve the problem in a lot of ways, some only to be used when you have a specific space. Others are less formal and open the floors up to you wherever your creativity takes you. They’re free for whichever app you choose to download onto your phone, which is always a plus!
If you’re anything like us, chances are a furniture layout app will probably make your life much easier. After all, there’s a lot to be said for simplicity (that’s why these apps boast such high ratings and reviews), and when the end result is a beautiful room layout, I think that’s a reason to celebrate!