Unlock Your Inner Interior Designer With These Free Apps.

senior using an app to design the interior of his new senior apartment

Moving to a senior apartment in a senior living community? Good choice! Thanks to maintenance-free independent living, you’ll have much more time to spend on activities you love, along with opportunities to meet people and make new friends. But chances are, your new senior apartment will be somewhat smaller than the home you leave behind. So yes, this  means downsizing, but it also means you can try your hand at interior design. How do interior design and home staging professionals create exciting room layouts? How do they integrate furniture and fixtures to present a realistic view of any space? Interior design software. And you can use these free interior design tools to virtually decorate your new senior apartment. Let’s look at five of the best free programs and apps out there now. 



Floorplanner is easy to learn and easy to use. It lets you design and decorate your space in 2D and 3D, which can be done online without having to download software. Once your floor plan is completed, you can switch to 3D mode to decorate your space. You can sign up for free and try a demo right now. 



From the search for inspiration to the purchase of furniture, through 3D modeling, HomeByMe is a complete, easy-to-use tool to support the design of your new senior apartment. The program lets you begin your design in 2D mode and switch to 3D mode to finish the look and feel of each room. Or you can start with the décor and hit ”summary” and the software will produce a floor plan with all your furniture and appliances in the right places. A nice feature of HomeByMe is that brands add their products to the HomeByMe catalog, so the pieces you use to visualize and decorate your new home are available for purchase when you’re ready. 



Roomstyler is a free-to-use floor planning tool that will fire up your imagination. Suitable for nonprofessionals, Roomstyler lets you visualize your living space in both 2D and realistic-looking 3D images so you can add your own design touches. Simply set up an account online to begin. Video tutorials help get you started, but Roomstyler is so intuitive you may not need them. Roomstyler’s community floor plan function lets you reference other designs within the Roomstyler community for inspiration and guidance. This app also allows you to furnish your space using brand-name products, so when you’re happy with your design, you can actually purchase the pieces to fit it. 


Planner 5D

Planner 5D has an intuitive, user-focused interface for an easy design process with no need for tutorials or instructions. The tool lets you experiment with both 2D and 3D views as you design from various angles. You can arrange, edit and apply custom surfaces and materials. The software lets you experiment with floor and wall styles and visualize how furnishings will fit. You can explore the Planner 5D project gallery and user-generated library to browse content for inspiration. The software also lets you see how traffic flows through the apartment, so you can make your design work for your lifestyle. If you need to downsize, this post will help you get started. 



Roomtodo is another free software tool to help you visualize your newly furnished senior apartment. It will help you create a vision that includes color schemes and ways to furnish your space for independent living. Because Cypress Village lets residents select colors for flooring and walls, this tool is perfect to compare and decide on your preferred flooring and paint choices. If you find it difficult to choose what to keep and what to discard, a tool like this can help. You can even share your design on social media so friends and family can offer an opinion. The team at Cypress Village is also ready to help with planning your move so everything goes smoothly. What are some current trends in paint colors? Find out here.


Find your perfect living space at Cypress Village. 

Cypress Village retirement community in Jacksonville, FL, offers carefree lakefront living at its best with a wide variety of beautifully appointed residential options; a wealth of exceptional services and amenities; and a full calendar of fun, engaging activities—all just minutes from Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Explore our floor plan options and view our gallery to see for yourself. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our lifestyle, amenities and services, and how a beautifully designed senior apartment can be in your future.