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Decorating and designing your home? These apps can help you out

Decorating and designing your home isn’t an easy task if you’re not gifted with a flare for design. But if you want to forego hiring an interior design and decor specialist and furnish the space on your own, then you’re going to need some help. These apps will make decorating and designing your home that much easier!


Whether you’re using existing pieces of furniture or plan to buy new pieces at any of these furniture stores, you’ll need to visualize how each piece will look in your favourite spaces. That’s where Adornably comes in – this app lets you take a picture of the space you’re decorating and place images of furniture pieces within it. The high-quality visual gives you an opportunity to see what furniture would look like before you purchase the piece;.

Plus, the app lets you make a purchase right from your phone. How easy is that?



Paint Tester

Have you ever found yourself spending hours in a home improvement store looking at paint chips because you couldn’t settle on a shade you thought would look good in a specific room? After all, you don’t want to waste time, money and energy decorating your space and finding that the colour you picked out doesn’t work so well.

Paint Tester to the rescue! This app lets you see what a paint colour will look like on the wall without having to make test marks on the wall! This decorating tool is simple to use – take a picture of the room you want to paint. Using the paint bucket within the app, play around with different colours and colour the walls, ceiling, the works. The app generates a visual of how the colour will look.

Plus, it takes the guesswork out of figuring out what the room will look like with lighting. After all, this will give you a very real representation of how your newly decorated space will look with the pictures you take!

Source: Luminant

Source: Luminant

Easy Measure

You want to buy a new rug for the family room, but before you check out our directory for a furniture and home accessories store nearest to you, you must first measure the space. But if there’s no one to hold the other end of the measuring tape, how are you going to manage measuring out the space? With the Easy Measure app, measuring is, well, easy! All you have to do is hold up the phone to the area where you want measurements. From measuring distance, to height and width, it’s the perfect accessory for decorating your home.

The app offers a tutorial, so you'll know exactly how to use it!

The app offers a tutorial, so you’ll know exactly how to use it! Source: Apple iTunes.

I.D. Wood

If you’re doing a major home renovation, then you’ll want to consult the I.D. Wood app! Picking out a wood for your kitchen cabinets or floor is made easy with this app. With a database of over 200 different woods, you can scroll through wood samples and learn about what they’re commonly used for. Not only that, but the app will give you information on durability and sustainability, so you’ll never make a wrong decision about what wood material to pick.

I.D. Wood

Source: Apple iTunes.

Home Sizer

Whether you’re building a custom home from the ground up, or renovating existing spaces, it’s important to assess how much projects are going to cost.

With the Home Sizer app, you can enter the dimensions of a space, tell the app what the room will be used for, and it’ll provide a cost per square foot of how much the renovation will cost. Thinking it will cost too much money? Make changes within the app! Track those changes by jotting down ideas or “to dos” right in the application.

And if you’re looking to rent a space, the app has a built-in mortgage calculator! You can play around with dimensions while you search online for your next home, and calculate estimated cost before you book an appointment to see the landlord.

That’s just smart planning.


Source: Apple iTunes.

Decorating is made easy with the right tools, but if you still want advice from a professional, then consult our database of interior decorating experts! They’ll help you along the way and make sure you’re making choices that fit your style and budget!

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