Today’s guest post is brought to you by Julia Thoran. Julia spends most of her time on mobile technology, and she’s dedicated her life to sharing just how effectively our phones can make our lives easier. From learning to cook simple to complex recipes with cooking apps to redecorating her home, she’s learned a lot from her trusty mobile phone, and she’ll gladly share some of her favorite apps with you.
Three Great Apps That Can Help Redesign Your Home
Home redesign can be a tricky affair. On the one hand, starting with a bare room can help you express and explore your creativity. On the other, one always has to work around limitations such as budget, time, and energy. Nobody wants to invest on three cans of paint and realize that it wasn’t the color they wanted, or buy a new couch to match the new carpet, only to find out that it doesn’t fit in the room, or that it sits at an awkward angle against a window. These are just some of the risks we take when we begin renovating our living spaces, but luckily, there are now many ways to avoid these problems, and some of them involve little more than whipping out your smartphone.
Accoding to the company that operates mobile-optimized website Iceland Bingo, growth in mobile internet is among the strongest trends on the internet landscape to date, with over a billion people on smartphones in 2012. In the past few years, mobile phones have evolved from simply being used for communication, and the Harvard Business Review reports that many people also use smartphones for seeking out new information, shopping, and of course, preparing for upcoming activities. As such, there are many apps that have been developed to help users make the most of their mobile phones, and those who want to redecorate can benefit from these apps immensely.
Struggling to pick a new color scheme, or wondering what kind of furniture will go with what’s already in your home? Here are three apps that can help you decide!
Home Design 3D
Home Design 3D is among the most popular design apps around, and with good reason. It allows you to recreate rooms in 2D, and then visualize it all in 3D. You can then add furniture, curtains, carpets, and wallpapers so you can visualize what you want your room to look like. It’s fairly easy to use as well, and although it is a premium app, there’s a free version available to try out.
Homestyler Interior Design
Already stripped your room to its bare bones and just getting ready to figure out what to install? Homestyler Interior Design would be a good choice. Simply snap a photo of your bare room, and then use the app to try different furniture and light sources. You can even install mirrors, rugs, paintings, and more to further customize your room. Once you’re done, you can share the design with friends and family to see what they think, or share it with the rest of the Homestyler community and get feedback on your ideas.
When it comes to repainting, you need to be extra careful that you don’t accidentally choose the wrong color of paint. The Dulux Visualizer makes it easier to ensure that you pick the right color, allowing you to take photos of the room you want to recolor, and try out different shades using the app. Once you’ve selected a shade you like, you can then order paint from your closest Dulux store.
BIG Thanks to Julia for contributing to HSE!!