Buying Guide The best home design software will help you create and build your dream home - from blueprints to decorating, these apps are perfect for home designers.
Buying Guide The best interior design software, apps, and programs for 2020. Redesign all the rooms of your home with these software tools.
Review SmartDraw Online Edition doesn't have the whizzy 3D features of its rivals but it's a solid technical drawing app that's good for creating floor plans.
Review It's limiting you to one retailer, of course, but the IKEA Home Planner app is a surprisingly clever option for fans of its Scandinavian designs.
Review Easyhome Homestyler is a flexible and powerful interior design app brought to you by a big retailer with deep pockets.
Review Roomstyler 3D Home Planner is a simple, straightforward way to plan your room furnishing and decoration. Paid apps do more but this does plenty.
Review HomeByMe allows you to create beautiful, photorealistic versions of your designs to see exactly how each room will look.
Review Floorplanner is a hugely capable and user-friendly interior design app with a superb object library, cross-platform support and confusing pricing.
Review It’s a little more expensive than some rivals, but Virtual Architect's excellent wizards and enormous object library means it’s also a lot more useful. The Landscape and Decks version is great for outdoor projects too.
Review Home Designer Suite isn't the friendliest app but the online help is good and there’s a great selection of design tools. The plant chooser is particularly useful.
Review Cheap and cheerful, DreamPlan Home Designer is best suited to straightforward projects such as planning decks or working out how best to fill a room with furniture.
Review Sweet Home is quite basic but it's free, really easy to use and it runs very quickly on even fairly modest hardware. Just don’t expect super-speedy photorealistic rendering.
Review SketchUp Free is a 3D app rather than a dedicated design app so you’ll need to put in a little more work, but it produces good results and has excellent camera controls.