Designing your home can be super exciting, super fun...and sometimes, super intimidating. You can put together Pinterest boards for days, but what about trying out a specific piece of furniture in your space before you purchase, knowing where to buy the kinds of stuff you love at a price you can afford, or elevating the whole room with the help of a professional? These 5 apps are changing the way we decorate (for the better!) and we are ALL about it!
Ever wanted to create a gorgeous gallery wall with custom artwork but don’t know where to start? With Framebridge you can either snap a pic and send a digital file, or you can send in a physical piece of art and they will professionally custom frame it with the frame of your choice! A big bonus? Your personal pics are printed on archival paper at no additional charge. It’s an amazing way to preserve a memory AND up your decor game in one fell swoop!
Want a one-stop-shop for all things design? To put it simply, Laurel & Wolf is an online service that connects you with an interior designer for a crazy low price to create the space of your Pinterest dreams. You tell them about your space, your budget, and your dream style, then they fit you with a plan that works for you. If you’re worried about liking what the designer comes up with, they even have a plan where you can choose to be presented with multiple plans from multiple designers and then choose the one you like best. It’s kinda like online dating…except WAY better.
Similar to Laurel & Wolf, Homepolish takes you through the interior design process step by step online, matching you with a designer after hearing about your needs and your project and setting you up for a free consultation. One big difference is you pay your designer by the hour instead of by project. You can do as much or as little as you want from choosing a color scheme to coming up with architectural plans. They even have an option for you to shop their curated online store to fit your newly decorated space!
Ever wish you could see what that expensive sofa you love (but has no return policy!) would look like in your living room before you buy it? Homestyler is an app that allows you to snap and upload a picture of your space, then “try on” design elements like paint colors, cabinetry, flooring options, etc. in that room. It’s like magically getting to see your perfectly decorated future! Or the major design mistake you were about to make buying that giant light fixture. Either way, we’re fans!
Ever wish you could shop your favorite ‘grammer’s Insta feeds? That’s what it feels like when you flip through the Cataluv app! Go through hundreds of gorgeous inspiration pics, and then if you fall in love with something and are wondering where to buy it, not only will they tell you who makes it, but you can buy it right then and there on the app! Genius.