You dream it and your interior designer does it. While professional decorators work wonders within walls, a little help to get it right is always appreciated. Whether you’re seeking to update your home decor or start from scratch, the process of selecting the right colors, trends and furnishings can seem equally exciting and overwhelming. So, some assistance from the latest home decor apps plus the detailed eye of a design guru can create a force of chicness to be reckoned with.
From selecting a color palette to choosing design elements and room layout, use your handy mobile device to help guide you on your home decor journey.
What’s Your Hue? Selecting a color palette is the first step to a happy home. It sets the mood, theme and ambiance of your everyday surroundings. Eager home decoristas must fight the urge to start painting. Before you rush to the local B&Q for brushes, rollers and paint samples, consider your overall decor plans. Starting with wall paint only limits your design options moving forward. Instead, when selecting the right color scheme for your home, think about the big picture: furnishings, textiles and accent pieces.
Download Color 911 to guide you on your color journey. Indecisive? Save your favourite combos and share them with your home decor professional and let her make the final call. She’ll take in important factors like lighting and architecture into consideration to create a design that suits your personality while complementing the home’s physical make up.
Get in the Mood…Next, get an idea for style. Do you love the simplicity of modern decor? Or, do you prefer the coziness of traditional design? With so many beautiful styles to choose from, it can be easy to end up with a hodge-podge of mismatched patterns and schemes.To determine your true style, begin by compiling mood boards. Pop open the Olioboard site on your Galaxy Note 4, and snap a pic to add it to your design-spiration profile. The site works like Pinterest by enabling users to collect, organize and save images for future use. However, Olioboard is made for serious home decor enthusiasts and offers 3D mood board making capabilities so you can actually see your room come to life. Select different backgrounds, wall textures and furnishings, or get inspired by browsing other users’ boards.
Lay It All Out…For a growing family, the idea of a full-size sectional might seem like the best option. But, this is not the case if it takes up too much space. Likewise, a sleek and modern sofa might appease the aesthetics of a downtown loft, but it also might make a room look empty and bleak. Get it right by establishing a layout that will work best with both your likes and your lifestyle.
With the Mark on Call app, you can see if your list of furniture must haves will complement your space or clutter it. The app enables you to create room plans and attach your own photos so your interior decorator can find the best decor and furnishings to fill your space.