What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and virtually design our rooms—taking a lot of the guesswork out of everything from gauging the right-sized furniture for our space, to assessing how a paint color will look, to putting entire rooms together in virtual reality before we take the plunge IRL.
The following are some of the highest-rated apps on the market right now for drawing floor plans and room layouts. These apps can prove incredibly helpful when moving to a new home or embarking on a remodel, redesign, or even when purchasing new furniture (I’m looking at you, sofas).
Please share any experiences you’ve had with room layout apps in the comments!
FOR CREATING A FLOOR PLAN
Magic Plan for iOS and now for Android is a free app (in-app purchases $2-200) that lets users create floor plans based on their photos. According to the product description, there is “no need to measure or draw” so it’s a good option for users who have minimal experience creating floor plans. While not as detailed in terms of interiors as other apps, it is highly effective for quickly planning layouts.
Room Scan Pro
Room Scan Pro for iOS ($4.99) “draws floor plans by itself”. Users simply hold a phone up to a wall which scans the circumference of a room (a voice-activated prompt states “hold against wall until you hear a beep”). Reviews note there is a bit of a learning curve to using the app but also praise its effectiveness in accurate floor plan creation. Check out the video tutorial to see the app in action.