Anyone who’s moved into an empty home knows that outfitting it with thoughtful and inviting style is no easy feat. Even if you have a pretty strong idea about your aesthetic, there are so many factors to consider. From finding the proper scales and arrangements to choosing cohesive hues and accents, designing and executing an interior that reflects you and your style sensibility can feel mighty tough.
Fortunately, technology has your back. The following apps are designed to help you envision, organize, and execute your interior to perfection and they couldn’t be easier to use.
Houzz is a mecca for all things interior design. It boasts more than 16 million high-res images of interiors for all of your inspiration needs as well as over 10 million products to bring that inspiration to fruition. But perhaps its most helpful component is the View My Room in 3D feature, which allows you to take a photo of your space and input different products to see what they’d look like in your home.
Have you ever come across a hue that you love but have no idea how to go about finding that paint color? Enter: Color Capture. This handy app from Benjamin Moore lets you upload a photo of any color and it’ll scan its library of more than 3,300 hues and spit back the perfect match so that you can make it your own.
If you don’t have a super strong sense of your interior style, it’s really helpful to consult a design expert. But said expert typically comes at a hefty price, until now. Havenly allows you to upload photos of your home and chat with a professional to come up with a design solution that you love--for free. And if you want to take their help to the next level, you can pay just $55 for custom design solutions that include personalized home decor and furniture picks.
Imagining size and scale from within your space is typically really difficult, but MagicPlan makes it a cinch. All you need to do is snap a pic of each corner of your space and the app will provide a reasonably accurate 3D floor plan to make finding the perfect furniture arrangement super easy. Plus, it offers cost estimations for things like paint, tiles, and flooring for any renovations you might be considering.
The colors you choose are among the most important aspects of your design. With Palette Cam, finding a color palette that’s equally cohesive and compelling is incredibly simple. You can upload photos or browse inspiration galleries and the app will pull together the dominant hues to provide you with a precise color palette that you can play with to find the perfect color combination for your home.
Art.com offers a treasure trove of beautiful artwork to help you fill a blank wall with style, but the app’s ArtView feature is where it really shines. Using augmented reality, it lets you upload a photo of your space and see what different artwork looks like, including size and scale, in your home. It also has a Gallery Wall Designer to find the perfect gallery arrangement and allows you to purchase any artwork you love from within the app.
With the help of these apps and our Tipbook full of interior design tips & trends, you'll be loving your home style in no time!