Amateur interior designers, rejoice! Professionals, you have a reason to celebrate, too. There is now a wealth of home improvement and decorating wisdom in the palm of your hand, thanks to the rising number of DIY home improvement apps available for your smart phone. From digital moldboards to virtual consultants. Here are 5 interior design apps we suggest you try today!
Sherman-Williams has solved your desire to splash the palette of your favorite landscape, textile, work of art, or another source of inspiration on your interior. It is a powerful home design app. It can analyze the colors of any photo on your smart phone and let you know which shade of Sherman-Williams paint it matches. Peruse the contents of its 1,500 shade inventory and apply it to virtual sample rooms.
- Zillow Digs
Zillow, the searchable online database that has an estimate for almost every real estate address in America, now offers the same service for DIY home improvement and design. The Zillow Digs app gives estimates on the array of interior projects in its database, then directs you to retailers to help source your products. Overall, it allows you to choose the project that matches your price point. The app also provides users advice from real interior designers, and a social media platform that allows you to share, like, and follow other users.
This is arguably the mother of all interior design apps– CNN once called it the “Wikipedia of the interior and exterior design.” Its database contains more than 5 million high-resolution home images tagged and organized according to style, room, and location. Browse, search, and save favorites to your “Ideabook,” which both stores your ideas and gives the app’s real- life, professional design consultants an idea of what you are into.
- Homestyle Interior Design
This home design app bills itself as a “virtual fitting room,” and rightly so. You can try out different looks for your space by superimposing real products, 3-D models of various furniture, fixtures, and so on, onto an actual snapshot of your living room. Share your ideas in the Design Gallery, and take a look at what everyone else is doing. Also browse profiles and portfolios of actual designers in your area to ask questions and make connections.
Art lovers everywhere owe to good people behind this innovative app a big thank-you. Gone are the days when you have to intensely squint at a painting, drawing, or lithograph and puzzle over how it will look in the context of your home. Instead, Curate allows you to virtually display the piece in order to give you an idea as to what it will look like. You can also use the app to browse piece from your favorite artists and galleries, so that you’ll never be left hanging again.
We hope that this list of interior design apps helps you complete your next DIY home improvement project in style and on budget. These home design apps let you show your eye for design, now let the home buying experts at S&D Real Estate Services find you the perfect fixer upper!