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Decorating your home is an organic process, and when you try to rush it, it’s often evident in the final results. Instead, allow yourself ample time to explore the latest trends in interior design to create a home space that is uniquely you. If Pinterest isn’t cutting it for your interior design inspiration, here are five apps to download on your devices today:

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Anyone with a Pinterest account is likely familiar with Houzz’s website, and their app is equally as robust when it comes to interior design imagery. Houzz images dominate much of Pinterest’s interior design content and for good reason. These user-uploaded images of real-life spaces are stunning. Many design styles are well-represented in Houzz’s content, so whether you prefer a modern look or something more traditional, you’ll find something that suits you on this app.

One of the main perks of using this iPad app is that you can save any of its database’s 4,000,000 images locally for offline use and easy access. Another popular feature of the app (as well as the website itself) is Ideabook, which serves as your own design scrapbook to visually represent all of your favorite design elements. This makes it easier to bring everything to life in your own home.

Price & Availability: Free; available for iOS and Android.

Modern Interior Design Gallery

If you don’t want to waste time sorting through photos of rooms that are decorated to your modern design aesthetic, the Modern Interior Design Gallery app is exactly what you’re looking for. This app focuses on the latest in chic and refined interior design and is organized by room so you can quickly find the inspiration you want. All images can be rated for easy categorization, and you can add comments about what elements you like in order to keep things as organized as possible. Images also can be easily shared with friends, contractors or designers through the Facebook and Google+ app integrations.

Price & Availability: Free; available for Android.

Interior Design!

Photography aficionados will appreciate the stunning imagery displayed in the Interior Design! app. These photos are captured by leading architectural photographers like David Johnson and Marja van Bochove. You can peruse hundreds of professionally-produced images to find unique design elements to incorporate into your home’s interior. All images can be easily saved for offline use and can even be used as wallpaper for your smartphone or tablet.

Price & Availability: $2.99; available for iOS.


Loyal readers of the wildly popular interior design blog, Remodelista will surely love the mobile app version of the website. Whether you need to find a chic new couch, DIY decor inspiration or simply some ideas for how to redecorate your master bedroom, the Remodelista app has a wide range of ideas to fit various tastes and budgets. This app brings the site’s daily content to readers in a more mobile-friendly format for easy viewing. The app also features nimble organization by category so you can quickly navigate instead of sorting through a bunch of stuff that’s not relevant to your project.

Price & Availability: $2.99; available for iOS.


If sourcing one-of-a-kind vintage furniture is your favorite part of the design process, then you’ve got to have the Chairish app in your designer’s toolbox. This app allows you to browse, buy and sell pre-loved decor from top furniture manufacturers such as Herman Miller, Knoll and Roche Bobois. The selection is hand-picked to ensure everything featured is of the highest quality. This app is ideal if you’re looking for inspiration or unique items that you can purchase without having to go on a wild goose chase.

Price & Availability: Free; available for iOS.

These apps and others like them are perfect for gathering inspiration and ideas, to develop a clear picture of how you want your home to look when consulting with a designer. The clearer your vision, the better the end result will be!