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Flaunt a stylish home with these 7 best home decorating apps

Having trouble selecting the right colours, tools, and furniture to decorate your home? Rejoice! There is now a wealth of wisdom on home improvement and decoration available at your fingertips.

Want to envision if a new paint colour will good on your home? Need a floor plan? Want to decide on a theme? Whip out your smartphone! From virtual consultants to stores, these home decoration apps will have you decorating like a pro in no time

We have picked seven of the best home decoration apps to help you jumpstart your home décor project:


Give your guesswork a rest as Houzz lets you try out the furniture in your home before you buy it. Search for more than 300,000 items in the Houzz store, select a 3D view for your room and the app will give you a 3D version of the furniture in your home.

Called as the "Wikipedia of interior and exterior design" by CNN, Houzz contains nearly five million high resolutions images organised according to a room’s size, style and location. You can create an ‘ideapool’ with your favourite designs and get a free consultation from professional design consultants right in the app.

Price – Free for both iOS and Android

Photo Measure

Get rid of measuring tapes as Photo Measure allows users to click the photo of a space and give exact measurements right on the app. And it is incredibly accurate. You can save photographs and measurements on the app itself. So, next time you are out shopping furniture or curtains, just pull out the app and check if the piece you have selected will fit in your space.

If you need some additional info, try Magic Plan that takes photos of the area and converts them into floor plan with detailed measurements.

Price - $7 for iOS and $5 for Android

Color Capture

Choosing colours for your home is a tricky affair. Especially, if you try to select one from the thousands of colour options listed in a paint chart.

A tiny square box is just not enough to give you an overview of how suitable that colour is for your room. Thankfully, Color Capture is for your rescue. Next time you see a colour you like, snap its picture through the app.

This app will scan its wiki of 3500+ paint colours and will give you its closest match. You can share your colour selection with your friends on Twitter and Facebook, or you can email it to the interior designer for a consultation.

Price – Free for iOS and Android

Homestyler Interior Design

Wondering how a piece of furniture or fixture will look in your living room? Try HomeStyler.

This ‘Virtual Fitting Room’ app lets you try out different looks for your home by superimposing a 3D model of real furniture onto the snapshot of your living room.

You can connect with actual designers in your area, ask the question, or share your design idea in the design gallery. A look into what everybody around is doing will make it easier for you to know about the latest design trends and implement it for your home.


Finding and selecting a good art piece for your home is one of the toughest decisions. And when after hours of searching, you manage to find the one you like, the bigger question of how it will look in the context of your home still leaves you puzzled.

Curate comes to your rescue. Simply upload the photo of the blank wall and Curate will virtually display the art piece on that wall. This will give you a concrete idea as on how the given art piece will look in your home. What more? The app also lets you browse pieces from your favourite artists. A double bonus, right?

iHandy Tool

How many times have you spent a lot of time and effort in hanging a painting or photo frame only to find it tilted from one end?

The iHandy Tool is a basic but important interior décor app. This super-sensitive digital device makes sure everything in your home hangs straight. When hanging shelves or an art frame, iHandy comes in really handy (cheeky, I know).

Price – Free for iOS and Android

Zillow Digs

Not only for new home décor but Zillow Digs is a fabulous app for first-time home renovators too!

You can get design ideas from real people’s home renovation, plan your home makeover, get cost estimates and even source the products you need, all from within this all-in-one app. You get a chance to get connected to and exchange design advice from design professionals near you.

Price – Free for iOS and Android 

This article is contributed by RoofandFloor, part of KSL Digital Ventures Pvt. Ltd., from The Hindu Group

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