Mobilewalla: Helpful apps for home decorators
After all that spring cleaning, it's time to freshen up your home for summer with a little renovation. The following apps are full of small projects and major makeover ideas for your home.
Elle Décor Magazine (pay per issue or subscribe annually): This is the favorite interior design magazine of innovative decorators. Fall in love with each issue's casual and extravagant featured homes. (Mobilewalla Score: 97/100)
Dream Home HD ($0.99): You can explore countless options for your home, choosing by decorating style, room type or color palette. You also can view them offline. (Score: 92/100)
IKEA Catalog (Free)*: IKEA, the retailer for those who like modern, affordable and ready-to-go designs, shares its latest offerings in this app. (Score: 87/100)
HGTV to GO for iPhone or iPad (Free): Home and Garden Television gathers a vast array of design ideas and tips in this helpful app. (Score: 82/100)
Virtual Interior Design (Free): This interactive app allows you to photograph the room you want to change and virtually decorate it in a variety of ways. (Score: 76/100)
Master-Design Furnish (Free): Draw your rooms and furnish them with 3,000 different items. This very flexible design app allows you to visualize all of your design plans. (Mobilewalla Score: 86/100)
Interior Design Gallery (Free): A large collection of interior design images for every room and style. (Score: 82/100)
Room Painting Ideas (Free): This gallery of ideas for your home contains hundreds of room-painting concepts, from antique-paint effects to modern, bold colors. (Score: 82/100)
3D Interior Room Design ($4.79): This app uses 3-D animated software to create realistic images of your rooms and decorate your virtual walls and floors with moldings, wall textures and textiles. (Score: 78/100)
Houzz Interior Design Ideas (Free)*: Houzz's app features 900,000 high-resolution images of home decor. There's an idea for any size or style of home or room. (Score: 69/100)
Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. For more, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.