When you’re going to be renovating or revamping your home in some way, you don’t want to start this process without the right tools in your toolbox. You will go for various smart gadgets for your home, to give it the high-tech feel, but why be the caveman when thinking of the interior design? What better way to organize this process than by using an app? That’s right, there are plenty of apps out there that you can use to design and decorate your home. Why would you not use these tools that are literally just a screen touch away?
From figuring out what color of paint to buy to digitally moving around furniture to see where things will fit, there’s definitely an app or two that’s going to be perfect for you. Keep reading down below, where we’re going to go through the top apps that you’ve got to know about before you start planning out your renovation or decoration process. Good luck with everything!
1. Color Capture
This first app is available for both iOS and Android and is definitely one that you’ve got to have in your toolbox. Imagine that you’re walking down the street and you see the perfect shade of green that you would die to have in your house. When you snap that photo on your phone, there’s no telling if that image is going to be the same color as what you see in real life. A lot of the times it’s not!
When you use the Color Capture app, this is going to automatically transfer that color into the real paint color that you can buy in the hardware store. It will also give you the corresponding swatches and shades that are going to allow you to pick the right paint out at the store. This is the great starting point when you want to find inspiration outside of your home and bring it inside in the correct color.
Everyone wants to have a vintage piece or two in their first home. It just completes the space in a way that modern pieces just can’t. When you want to find that perfect vintage piece to add to your living room or bedroom and you have iOS, then you’ve got to download Chairish. This app is basically a social network and marketplace where you can browse various pieces of vintage furniture and save the ones you like, buy the ones you want, or even sell the pieces you have!
This one is basically like Etsy, but just for vintage pieces. We’ll talk more about Etsy down below, but if you want to find some great pieces, then you have to check out the marketplace that’s been created from Chairish.
BrightNest is an app that’s available for both you iPhone and Android users out there. There’s so much more to a renovation than just tearing down some walls, putting in new floors, or adding some new decorations. You’ve also got to learn how to upkeep your home and stay on top of those chores to keep everything looking great. You can do that with BrightNest. This app is going to be your base from which you can write down all of the chores you need to do and have the reminders you need to get them done. You are also going to get plenty of tips and tricks about how you can keep your home looking spotless and some DIY projects that you can pick up. What more could you want out of an app?
Once you’re done with the revamping of your home, you can use this app as a way to keep that revamp looking fantastic.
Of course, this list wouldn’t be completed without the amazing platform that is Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace and social community that links buyers and sellers together who buy and sell pretty much anything that you can think of. It’s perfect for those of you who are selling items that are handmade or you are just trying to get your footing in the business world with your small business. Or if you are trying to decorate your home, you can find pretty much anything from other small business owners who are selling handmade goods. You will find everything on this site!
i5. Handy Level
The one important thing that you might not want your interior to be is slanting. Yes, poorly leveled furniture or floor will not complement the hard work you did to make your house your sanctuary. Therefore, before moving into your first house do check if the flooring is leveled and leave the rest to iHandy Level. This is the app with stands true to its name as it comes in handy when you have to check whether everything bin your house is parallel to the ground. Plus, you can use it horizontally as well as on vertical surfaces also. Cool, isn’t it?
6. Houzz Interior Design Ideas
If you are running out of ideas of what furniture to add into space, then this is definitely the app for you. With the Houzz Interior Design Ideas app, you are going to get all of the information you need to design your room. You can just take a photo of the room you’re trying to decorate and virtually place furniture pieces. This is going to give you an idea of what pieces will look good and where they will look best. A lot of the times, you might not be able to do all of this ideation and creation in your head, so this is the best way to bring your ideas to reality.
There you have it! Which of these apps have you already heard of and which are new to you? Try them all out and we can assure that you will love each of them.