For the tech savvy home decorating reimaging your dream space has never been easier. Their are hundreds of smartphone apps that can give you a hand if you are looking to paint, purchase furniture or just are in need of a little inspiration. Here is a roundup of the top five that are sure to give you a leg up on your next project.
Like That Decor
So you finally found a coffee table you love, unfortunately you found it in a random coffee shop and no one has any clue where it came from. That's where Like That Decor comes to the rescue. Upload a picture of a piece of furniture, art or accessories and in seconds Like That will produce links to hundreds of similar products from thousands of stores.
Snap a photo of your space (interior or exterior) or use one of the apps empty spaces. Homestyler then allows you to place 3D models of furniture, light fixtures, rugs and much more to create color renderings. This app is extremely user friendly and you can even browse an extensive photo stream for design inspiration, share your own images to share with fellow decorators.
The ColorSnap app or the snap it button for your browser instantly turns any image into a custom paint palette. Snap a picture or upload one from the internet or your photo library. Save the photo and the palette to your profile, share with friends, save it for later, or print it out.
This app is not quite as easy to master as the others, it takes a little practice and a little patience, but in the end it's well worth it. With just the camera on your phone, Magic Plan has the ability to measure your entire room and generate a floor plan in seconds. You can export the plans in many different formats as well.
This is your go to app for inspiration, it has the largest database of images and sources and its beautifully designed and fun to use. You can create an idea book and save your ideas or browse through one of theirs. Look up professionals and even shop.