Thursday, 14 January 2016

5 Must-Have Apps for Interior Design Lovers


Design amateur enthusiasts and professionals have many reasons to be happy. With the number of design applications constantly increasing, they have gotten new aides for the trade. From simple ones that provide general information and sample photos, via more complex apps that measure the dimensions of your room, to those super-advanced applications that even give you personalized recommendations for your specific projects. Here is a list of some of the best currently available apps:

1. Coloursnap



Paint brand Sherman-Williams released an iPhone and Android application that will help you match colors in your interior. All you have to do is take a photo of a dominant object in your room, such as a leather couch, for example, zoom in the photo, and tap on the couch. The application will then analyse the color of the selected object and offer you two secondary colors that go with it perfectly. Then you can decide if you want to use these colors to paint the walls, or go shopping for cushions. Another way in which the app can help you is to use the shade inventory and redecorate virtual rooms to find a color combination that you like.

2. Houzz



Scroll through hundreds of design related stories and reviews, DIY tutorials, and remodeling ideas, share your photos with others, ask for a piece of advice from the Houzz community, raise a topic on the discussion board – all this with just one mobile application. Once you have found a photo or idea that you like, you can save it in your Ideabook for future reference. Houzz app is also a rich source of home design products, from décor items to pieces of furniture, which you can buy directly through the app. Use the app to find the best interior designers in your area.

3. Homestyler Interior Design



Scroll through hundreds of design related stories and reviews, DIY tutorials, and remodeling ideas, share your photos with others, ask for a piece of advice from the Houzz community, raise a topic on the discussion board – all this with just one mobile application. Once you have found a photo or idea that you like, you can save it in your Ideabook for future reference. Houzz app is also a rich source of home design products, from décor items to pieces of furniture, which you can buy directly through the app. Use the app to find the best interior designers in your area.

4. LikeThat Decor and Furniture



What can LikeThat Décor and Furniture app do for you? Well, find perfect furniture and décor pieces at the  best prices. Take photos of pieces that you like, either of actual items or of photographs in catalogues, or use the photos you already have in your phone, and the app will scan its database to find available pieces online or at the local retail stores. If you do not have a photo, search through the app’s gallery with thousands of photos. The gallery database includes all popular retailers, like All Modern, One Kings Lane, Pottery Barn, Wisteria, and many more.

5. EyeEm


With photography communities like EyeEm, find inspiration in other people’s ideas, and share your own. What Pinterest community represents in terms of ideas and DIY projects, the EyeEm community represents in the world of photography. EyeEm is both a tool for processing photos, and a social platform for sharing great photography. Find interior design ideas by simply searching through related photo albums.
What apps have you been using?

About The Author

Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne and an enthusiast for interior design. You can also contact her at her  Facebook page or Twitter account.

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