Crystal Valley Blog

Design Apps for Your Home

POSTED October 11, 2016

Interior design apps help the pros plan, arrange, paint, decorate, buy and accessorize entire homes. If you haven’t tried one yet, now’s your chance to check out the latest technology to empower the designer in you!

iHandy Level

Design AppsThis is one of the more basic design apps, but a total must-have when it comes to hanging shelves or art. The app is a super-sensitive digital device to ensure that everything in your home hangs straight. iOS & Android


Magic Plan is an iOS app that let’s you create professional floor plans using the camera of your device. As you turn around in your room, marking the corners of your space, Magic Plan aggregates a floor plan. The creators say you’ll be capturing a room using Magic Plan in no time.

Color Capture

For anyone inspired by colors on the go, snap them with Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture app and it’ll produce the matching paint color, along with coordinating shades that you can save as swatches to pick up later at a Benjamin Moore store.


Design AppsArchitectural Digest calls this the “#1 must-have decorating Iphone design app.” (Sorry Android users!) Chairish is an easy an exciting way to find that perfect piece of pre-owned furniture. The iOS app offers more than vintage sofas and cool stools – you’ll find everything from tables and dressers to mirrors and chandeliers. The app has bright photos, detailed categories and hassle-free pick-up or delivery options. This unique antiques buyers-sellers marketplace is also a great way to declutter your gently-used items.


This design app will help you keep things in great shape without breaking a sweat. Wired Magazine calls this one a “lifehacker for your home.” With it you can tackle important tasks with home tips, a schedule and helpful reminders. From simple cleaning tricks to interior design ideas, Brightnest delivers helps to shape up your home and simplify your life.

Photo Measures

With the Photo Measures app you can measure the dimensions of your living space almost instantly. Instead of going around with a measuring tape, all you do is click a photo and mark the lengths, the Photo Measure app does the rest. And not just the rooms, you can also measure the dimensions of your furniture, your shelves and other items in your room. The cost is $6.99 on iOS and $4.99 on Android.

Homestyler Interior Design

Some tech types have touted Autodesk’s Homestyler Interior Design as one of the best interior design apps you can lay your hands on. All you do is click a picture of your room and start customizing it with things like high-quality 3-D renders of furniture and accessories that you can pick from within the app. You can experiment with the colors of the walls by swiping across, test out light fixtures and get not just an idea of how things will look, but very close to reality.


The myPantone app will help you find and pick colors and if you’re working with an interior designer or painter, quickly and accurately convey your color choices. If you’re designing yourself, what’s also helpful with myPantone are the color palettes, the color picker which can pick up colors from a photograph.

The cost for this Android app is $9.99.

HOUZZ Design Apps

The Houzz Interior Design Ideas app gives you browsing access to more than 11 million high-res photos of home interiors and exteriors for ideas and inspiration. There’s also a Sketch feature to annotate and draw directly onto the photos.

  • Visual Match is a new feature in the app that makes it easier to find and buy products and materials that inspire you. The tool scans photos to identify similar products — from tables and sofas to mirrors and plumbing fixtures — and shows you examples of products available in the Houzz Shop (more than 5 million) with verified product reviews.
  • View in My Room, another new feature, lets you experiment with furniture and accessories using the camera of your device by virtually placing a photo of the item in the room you’re decorating.

No Design App? Plenty of Personalization Options at Crystal Valley

When you buy a new home at Crystal Valley, Richmond American Homes offers you a number of personalization ideas and options to make it your own. Stop by today and find a design that speaks to you. Priced from the $300s.


Keep Me Informed about Crystal Valley

Our community enjoys a year-round schedule of events and activities. Register to receive the latest progress and news of upcoming events at Crystal Valley.

Download Brochure

Want to learn more? Simply fill out the fields below and we’ll send you a community brochure all about the Nature of Happiness here in Crystal Valley.

Keep Me Informed about Crystal Valley

Our community enjoys a year-round schedule of events and activities. Register to receive the latest progress and news of upcoming events at Crystal Valley.

Relocating to Colorado?

Schedule A Private Tour