This Is the One Trick to Designing Your Space Before You Buy
Save time, stress, and money with just a few clicks on your phone.
There’s nothing worse than getting home with a furniture haul, assembling all of it, and realizing nothing works in your space. Luckily, you can eliminate this problem in a snap by designing your space virtually with just the click of a few buttons on your phone or desktop. Below, five apps that let you design your space before you make the big purchase.
Consider Modsy the dressing room of furniture shopping. Once you download the app, you’ll take a Style Quiz, write down what you’re trying to accomplish, upload a few pictures of the space you want to redesign (clutter and all), and Modsy will instantly create a 3D model of your space. Then, you can try out different products with multiple styling tools. Once you find what you like, you can buy products with exclusive discounts straight from the app.
Cost: From $69 per room.
Imagine bringing your space to life with a fresh coat of paint in just minutes. With the TapPainter app, you can test out colors three ways: with a color wheel, a fan deck (featuring Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore), and an option to upload your own color with the swatch color code. Simply take a picture of the wall you want to paint, select a color, and recolor the wall.
If you’ve wanted to channel your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines, MagicPlan will let you become an interior designer with ease. Whether you want to create a floor plan, estimate material costs, or order materials, your project is about to get done even faster. The augmented reality technology creates floor plans in just minutes. If you’re not sure how that works, this app even offers training on how to use the tools they offer.
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Created by Sherwin-Williams, this app allows you to snap a picture of anything that catches your eye, and you can then find the matching paint color. Once you've done that, you can use the paint calculator to determine how much paint you'll need based on the size of your space.
Search from over 300,000 items from Houzz to see how they’ll look in a 3D version of your room. Here’s to avoiding annoying furniture returns—or furniture that isn’t returnable in the first place.