10 Must-Have Apps That Will Change the Way You Decorate

Craving a home redo? There’s an app for that.

Best Home Decorating apps
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Choosing the right tools, colors and furniture to decorate your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, there's an app for that—several actually. From gut renovations to minor home redesigns, there are a variety of intuitive apps that will make the process simple and easy, with a final product that you're proud of. Here are 10 apps to help you get through that design to-do list, all in the palm of your hand.

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Havenly: Interior Design Ideas

Havenly, the pairs clients with designers based on style, budget, and more. Now, Havenly has introduced an interior design app, making the process of redoing your home even easier. Simply chat for free with your own interior designer, upload photos of your home, and get expert advice!

Free on iOS

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Smith: Home Remodel
Smith: Home Remodel

The Smith Home Remodel app provides professionals and average home decorators alike with with the nuts and bolts of any design project. The app makes finding and connecting with a contractor easy and simple, whether you’re looking for a full home redo or an easy and minor change. From major installments to cleaning, the Smith Home Remodel app allows you to compare contractors and price shop based on people in your local area.

Free on iOS

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Many of the top home bloggers use RewardStyle to link items in their photos to shoppable sites. Now, the LIKEtoKNOW.it app makes shopping even easier. If you screenshot or “like” images that use links through RewardStyle, the LIKEtoKNOW.it app will instantly pull up the shopping sites of favorite looks, or you can save items for later. You can also follow your favorite Instagrammers through the app and see all of the home items they’ve linked to products.

Free on iOS

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View In My Room 3D

Take the guesswork out of online furniture shopping with this new feature on the , which lets you try out products in your home before you buy them. Search from more than 300,00 items in the Houzz Shop, select ‘view in my room 3D,’ and a 3D version of the product will pop up in a photo of your space. Now you won't have to regret splurging on a statement piece that doesn't look quite right in person.

Free on iOS

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Benjamin Moore
Color Capture

This color matching app from Benjamin Moore allows you to take a picture of anything that inspires you and it will match the color to one of their 3,500 paint options. It’s practically shazam for paint! You can share your colors with friends via Facebook and Twitter to get a second opinion, or via e-mail to coordinate with your interior designer.

Free on iOS and Android

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via Google Play
iHandy Carpenter

The incredibly useful app, appropriately called iHandy, brings five essential decorating tools to the palm of your hand—like that bubble level bar you can never find. We like to use it for smaller projects, like hanging a new picture frame.

$1.99 on iOS and Android

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Courtesy of Color911

Color911 has hundreds of color palettes, chosen by color consultant Amy Wax, but you can create custom palettes, too. Not sure which throw pillows works best with your new settee? You can also upload a photo of an item or room and the app will identify complementary colors.

$3.99 on

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via iTunes
Photo Measures

When shopping for furniture you could A) jot down all of your room measurements into your phone's notepad and then try to visualize what goes where when you get to the store. Or, B) download Photo Measures. The app let's you draw all of the dimensions of walls and flooring, directly onto a picture of the room.

$6.99 on iOS and $4.99 on Android (and both have free Lite versions)

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Courtesy of Mark on Call
Mark on Call

Drawing up a floor plan might sound complicated, but Mark on Call makes it a breeze. Arrange and rearrange pieces in the app using custom measurements and pictures of your furniture and fabrics. If you don't like the flow, starting over is a snap.

$4.99 on iOS

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via Artfully Walls
Try On Wall

If you're uncertain what exactly that gallery wall will look like, Try On Wall is here to help. Take a snap of your proposed backdrop and then place images on it virtually. You can even shop for pieces within the app.

Free on iOS

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