6 iPhone Apps That Will Turn Your Decorating Dreams Into Reality

The iPhone has completely enhanced the functions of the handy gadget and today it provides more than just an avenue for communication. Numerous apps have made the smart phone a useful tool for everyday life. There is an app for virtually everything and that includes decorating. Today, you can decorate your home like an expert, by simply consulting your iPhone. Picking new furniture and décor for the home has never been easier.


There are several useful apps that every decorating enthusiast and eager D-I-Y designer needs to have.

1. SnapShop Showroom

Nothing can be more helpful than seeing how a certain item of furniture will fit in your home before you actually buy it. By using this handy app, you simply pick items from a catalogue and using the iPhone camera, you can see exactly how they will look in the space or room. You can look at several items until you see the one that you love best. This app, which happens to be free, will even allow you to purchase the items directly from the retailer’s website. This app takes convenience to a whole new level and can help you to feel like a professional designer.

2. Houzz Interior Design Ideas

If you are looking for ideas or tips for your home decorating, this app will come in very handy. With thousands of high-resolution photos to choose from, you can decorate your entire home with ease. You can get ideas for every room in the home, and there are photos to cater for any style needs. If you want a modern, traditional, rustic or any other style, you have plenty of options to choose from. You can create a scrapbook with ideas for your dream home, which will be useful when you are shopping or talking to contractors and designers.

3. Dream Home

If you have no clue where to start when it comes to designing, you can get help from this app. If you have been wondering how to learn about all the latest trends in interior design, this app will provide all the photos that you need. You can even look for items that are within your favorite color schemes. You do not have to worry about making any fashion ‘faux pas’ when you are picking furniture for your home. You can come up with unique décor ideas that will make you the envy of all your friends. Whether you want to decorate one room, or the entire home, this app will give you what you need.

4. ColorSnap

If you find yourself challenged when it comes to picking colors, you do not have to worry any more. The days when you had to paint your home several times before you got the look you like are long gone. With this free app, you can create the perfect color for each room in your home. You can ensure that your furniture works well with the overall décor of the room by choosing the best colors. You do not have to stick to the common colors because you can adjust the hue to come up with the perfect palette for your home.

5. I.D Wood

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Buying furniture can be one of the most difficult home decorating tasks because most people do not know the first thing about the different types of wood available. This app takes care of all that as it acts as a pocket guide with comprehensive information about wood. The iPhone turns you into a wood expert and you can learn about durability, color and sustainability of different woods, among other facts. You can buy your furniture with more confidence when you know exactly what you are getting.

6. SwedeShop

If trying to shop at IKEA has always left you feeling confused and overwhelmed, you have an app that will act as the faithful assistant helping you to stay organized. The app will not only help you to get what you want with ease, it will also help to ensure that you stay within budget. You will not have to be sidetracked because you know the exact location of every item you need. You do not have to write down lists, or struggle to keep track of your purchases.

With the apps that are available in the iTunes App Store, you can decorate your home with utmost ease. And one thing’s for sure – you do not have to be a professional designer to decorate like one!


Chad is a blogger who has written several articles on home décor and furniture. He offers tips and advice about buying furniture including buying beds UK.

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