There really does seem to be an app for everything these days, and interior design is no exception. If you’re considering a home transformation and are looking for handy apps to help you along the way, then check out this list for everything from pure inspiration to hands on technical tips.
If you find colour inspiration by looking around you then the ColorSchemer app will definitely appeal. If you see something you like, simply take a photo and then create a colour palette that you can tweak and develop with the help of the in-built colour wheel. You can also share and browse palettes with other users so that you’ll never run out of new ideas for that perfect colour scheme.
Elle Décor Magazine
If you’re truly serious about your interior design then a subscription to Elle Décor Magazine is definitely worth considering. If you prefer not to commit to a full year then you could choose to buy individual issues instead, but either way this is a great way to keep up with all of the latest trends and innovations in the industry.
If you’re struggling to figure out what colour to use in your new colour scheme, forget the sample pots and the patches in different areas of the room, just use the paint tester app! Take a photo of the room you’re planning on decorating and then browse through the colour options to see how they would appear on the walls in your home. This app offers a low fuss, low hassle way to help you visualise the end result.
ID Wood offers a wealth of information to help you select the perfect wood for your flooring or furniture. Browse through samples of different types and colours of wood, weighing up the pros and cons of price, durability and aesthetics to ensure that you have all the facts at your disposal before investing in an important feature of your new look.
Home DIY with Craig Phillips
A useful guide offering top tips and on a number of the most common DIY tasks that you may come across during your redecorating project. The topics include how to hang wallpaper, tile a wall or lay laminate flooring. There’s space to save your lists, photos and measurements so you’ll have everything you need in one place whether you’re on the job or popping out for supplies.
A straightforward, easy to use spirit level app that can come in handy in all sorts of ways. Whether you’re putting up shelves, hanging a picture or checking an angle, a pocket spirit level is a must have for any DIY enthusiasts.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
This app acts likes a digital scrapbook, where you can browse through 400,000 photos of interior design ideas and save your favourites together in one place. It also provides loads of useful information about local tradespeople who can help to turn your vision into a reality, so this app really is a must have for anybody who takes pleasure from interior design.
This post was written by budding interior design enthusiast Nicky Hand. If you’re looking for more advice on the perfect flooring for your home, take a look at Luxury Flooring & Furnishings.