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We are always looking for new resources to find inspiration and home design ideas, and today we’ve collated a few of our favourite inspirational apps for you. Whether you’re looking to update a room for the Winter, redecorate your whole home, or you just love looking at interior inspiration (because who doesn’t?), read on to find the best and most inspiring apps to create your dream home.

If you don’t know where to start – start with Pinterest! Pinterest is a firm favourite at Tidmarsh, and the app has fast grown to revolutionise the world of interior design. Essentially created as a virtual pin-board, the app allows users to create designated mood “Boards” onto which they can pin any inspirational images that they’ve found and liked, from photographs found on the Tidmarsh (or any other) website, or your own uploads. With more than 70 million users, it’s one of the most used Social Media platforms and home design is one of the most popular topics across users’ pins. More than a huge 5 million home décor pins are pinned every single day! By using Pinterest to collate your ideas and inspirations, you can really visualise what it is that you want from your rooms. There’s also a trove of DIY and Home Hacks pins that will help you truly create your dream home! Make sure to come follow us over there!

We are still fairly new to using Houzz, but so far we are huge fans. Similar to Pinterest, users can create mood boards to collate your favourite design ideas, of which there are more than 17 million on the app! However with Houzz you can even find local professionals, from interior designers right through to cabinet makers, that can help you create your dream home. Houzz also offers the opportunity to shop for home products and items that have been curated by their professional team right from the site. One of our favourite features of the app is the Houzz forum, which allows home owners and professionals to ask questions and offer advice. An all round trove of inspiration and helpful articles, Houzz is a great app for home design ideas and trends. Be sure to add us when you’ve downloaded it!

At Tidmarsh we love social media, especially when it’s visual, engaging and inspiring. Instagram is a visually based platform, which provides the perfect network for beautiful interior inspiration. Instagram has a great deal to offer, from browsing for inspiration to asking for advice, as well as the ability to bookmark and save new ideas. You can search by hashtags such as #interiorinspiration, find your favourite brands and companies, or check out your favourite home magazines and websites to see what they have to offer. The Interior Inspiration hashtag alone has over 2 million posts, so you’re sure to find a huge variety of beautiful homes to take some inspiration from. Come and follow us on there when you join!

IKEA Place
The only AR app we’ve featured on here, this app from IKEA lets you virtually place their products in your home. The app allows you to see how sofas, armchairs and coffee tables will look in any room of your house – true-to-size and in 3D. Once you’ve made a decision, you can order the product straight from the app. It’s the perfect app for finding the perfect fit for your home.

Make sure to join us on our favourite design apps to find the best and most inspiring resources to create your dream home. Are there any great apps that we’ve missed? Let us know and happy designing!