A simple home reorganization project can easily grow into a renovation. Suddenly, one finds the need for repainting the walls, moving the furniture around, or changing the color schemes of the house. Even then, most people never give this much thought, and are always at a loss when it comes to deciding what to do as they look for a change of scenery. The mobile world, true to its nature, has a solution, even for this. Here are some apps that might be useful for those looking to improve or change the mix of their residential properties.
This is one of the most used free apps in the interior décor industry, especially for those looking for a new coat of paint. One can actually upload a photo of a section of their house and the app will color do the color scheming, depending on various themes and ideas. One can also add color manually and visualize how the room might look, making sure they match with the rest of the room décor. It is available on both iOS and android.
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Those looking for inspiration might want to download this app. It is free and available on both the iOS and android platforms. It offers users numerous photos, with ideas on how to go about decorating various types of rooms, products or locations. There is an editorial team behind the app that curates photos in the app, which also has a catalogue of local professionals like designers, contractors and architects.
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This one is available on iOS, and costs just fewer than three dollars. It is ideal for those looking to either design their furniture, space or both. Whether the biggest worry is the room aesthetics or the space planning, this app will be useful. It also offers users the ability to visualize how custom skinned counter tops and furniture will look like.
At 3.99 dollars, this iOS app does not simply offer the typical floor layout one would expect. As the name suggests, Home 3D is closer to real life than most others, and one can not only see how items will fit, but also how they will look overall. One can move windows and floors to match the space available and can place items on the walls and floors. Once a plan is set, it can either be emailed or saved on dropbox for future reference.
This is perhaps the most expensive of its category, at 9.99 for iOS and 7.99 for android. However, a look at the features it offers makes it worth the money. It gives the user the chance to browse up to 13,000 paint colors, with color combination available for those who are looking for accent colors. It Is compatible with the air print feature, so one can print out the color palettes they have come up with. It also offers users details of what they have come up with so that they are sure of the end result.
Sujain Thomas is a celebrated interior décor expert with global experience. She has handled many commercial and residential projects in Matunga, Mumbai, and now runs an interior design company and blog.