In today’s digitally-driven world, there are quite literally apps for everything – even home decorating. Nearly every décor challenge you face could be made easier with a few swipes — or a whole lineup of decorating apps (many of which are even free!). We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite home design apps that might come in handy when it’s time for your next DIY project.
1. Houzz app
Based on the insight that consumers often struggle to feel comfortable making big home purchases online, Houzz developed a way to allow consumers to visualize what furniture and décor products might look like in their own home through this powerful room design app. Users are able to select items from the store and drop them directly into a 3D picture of their own space.
2. Mark on Call
This remodeling app was created by an interior designer and allows users to put on their own designer hat by creating professional floor plans – complete with furniture, patterns, and finishes. Playing around with this room design app may spark creativity and allow users to look at design challenges from a different perspective.
Looking for a high-quality piece of gently used furniture or art? This home design app is full of beautiful imagery that also serves as a virtual flea marker for its users. Think of it as an upscale, high-quality, home décor-only version of Craigslist.
4. Color Capture
A must-have for any home buyer or renovator, Color Capture by Benjamin Moore allows users to take a picture of anything and immediately get its match from Benjamin Moore’s library of paint colors.
5. iHandy Level
Ideal for hanging pictures or shelves, this simple app turns any smartphone into a level. Users have been surprised with just how accurate this smartphone-turned-level is, alerting users if it’s even one degree off.
6. Sun Seeker
Not sure where to put your houseplants or worried the harsh sun may fade your upholstered furniture? By tracking the sun’s path, this unsuspecting home design app can tell you everything you need to know about the lighting conditions in a room – including where the light falls, hour-by-hour.