If You Have These Apps, You Don't Need an Interior Designer

Updated 09/23/16
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We manage our schedules on our phones, plan international trips on our phones, and order groceries on our phones. Let's be real: If iPhones were to disappear tomorrow, we'd be pretty lost. So when it comes to decorating our homes, it's only natural we'd turn to our phones first. So while an interior designer might not be within our current budgets, we have the next best thing: a veritable tool belt of apps that will manage every task a decorator would, so you can transform your home stress-free and effortlessly.

At MyDomaine, we give you all the tools and inspiration to create and execute your dream home so you can decorate with confidence. But sometimes a little help from an app is the extra push you need to pull the trigger on that dream sofa you've been eyeing. From mood-boarding and drawing floor plans, all the way to choosing a paint color or installing your brand new light fixtures, there's a handy app to guide you through each step of the decorating process. Ready to transform your home into an Insta-worthy space? Download these trusted apps and bring your vision to life.

Homepolish

The interior design service on the rise recently launched an app. Homepolish Magazine is a complete portfolio of all of its projects, so you can scour endlessly for inspiration and decide whether an interior designer is right for you.

Homepolish Magazine App
Homepolish Homepolish Magazine App $free
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Neybers

Create endless amounts of mood boards with Neybers, an app that allows you to put together designs using furniture from thousands of retailers. Use a picture of your own home, or choose from the app's templates. 

Neybers App
Neybers Neybers App $free
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Neybers App (free)

Roomhints

Are you already on a roll with your décor plan but struggling with a specific aspect? Maybe you're unsure where to get custom curtains or how to style your console table—Roomhints is the app for you. Upload a picture of your space and instantly get matched with an interior designer who will answer your question and guide you on the right path. You can even shop the designer's suggestions directly within the app.

Roomhints App
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Roomhints App (free)

Paper

Paper is more than just a design app, but we love it to keep track of décor projects. With this versatile app, you can sketch your floorplans, draw directly on photos, create to-do lists, and keep everything organized. You'll never run behind schedule or over budget with this one.

Fifty-Three Paper App
Fifty Three Paper App $free
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Fifty-Three Paper App (free)

Color Capture

Developed by Benjamin Moore, Color Capture allows you to snap any picture and instantly match colors with the Benjamin Moore palette. With the app, you can create color combinations and save colors to a favorites folder, so you never have to ask yourself What color should I paint this room? ever again.

Benjamin Moore Color Capture App
Benjamin Moore Color Capture App $free
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Benjamin Moore Color Capture App (free)

Chairish

Consider Chairish your personal eBay or Craigslist, only curated. The clever app allows you to buy and sell vintage furniture and décor instantly and seamlessly. The Chairish community is filled with décor lovers, so you know your pre-loved item will go in good hands.

Chairish App
Chairish Chairish App $free
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Chairish App (free)

Modsy

Similar to Neybers, Modsy takes it a step further. Snap photos of your space (clutter and all), get a blank 3-D model of your room—all to scale—and receive a few design suggestions from stylists to get you started. Customize your décor as you want, and buy the end product with confidence. It's like having the help of a stylist without the price tag.

Modsy App
Modsy Modsy App $free
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Modsy App (from $99)

Honey

Honey is a simple Google Chrome plugin that automatically finds and applies coupon codes on every website you shop. Whether your favorite store is offering free shipping or is having a sale, you'll never miss out on a promo code again. 

Honey App
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Honey App (free)

Handy

We all know the Handy app is extremely convenient for getting your house cleaned, but Handy professionals can also perform a wide range of other tasks, from plumbing to electrical to even painting. Once you have the perfect décor plan, use Handy to paint walls and install anything from artwork to lighting fixtures.

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Handy App (free)

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