5 Smartphone Apps that Help You Design like a Pro

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5 Smartphone Apps that Help You Design like a Pro

Redesigned a room can be overwhelming. Figuring out your personal style, how pieces will work together, and visualizing your space is no easy task. Channel your inner interior designer with the help of a few smartphone apps. Using these tools, you can take any space from “ugh” to amazing all by yourself!

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty

Visualize your space with Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty

Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty is a mobile app that will bring a home’s virtual staging images from 2-D perception into augmented reality. The app allows consumers to visualize a house as their own before purchase, thereby curating the homebuying experience. This is great for prospective buyers who want to see what a listing would look like with furniture and for anyone looking to re-style a room with new furniture.


Recently released by Lowes, the Measured app uses augmented reality to let users measure a space or an object using only the phone’s camera. With the click of a button, you can instantly measure a room, furniture, or anything else you might need. No need to fumble with the tape measurer! Your measurements can be saved in the app, making the trips to the home improvement or furniture store a breeze.


With all of the colors in the rainbow to choose from, selecting a color scheme for your space can be tricky. Create appealing and cohesive color palettes for your home with the help of Color911. This app generates more than 80 downloadable color themes for an easy way to ensure your room is stylish and chic. You can also create a palette based on a photograph taken on your device for simply stunning interior designs.

Find inspiration on Pinterest


Stuck and don’t know where to start? Pinterest is a source of infinite inspiration for every style. Create different “boards” for different styles or rooms and pin creative ideas to your heart’s content. Look for midcentury modern living rooms, bohemian bedrooms, minimalist kitchens, and everything in between.


Get a wholistic picture of your home with Magicplan. This app allows you to take a photo of your space and turn it into a floor plan. You can even export them in PDF, JPG, and DXF to share with design professionals. Using this tool, you can gain a much better understanding of the whole house, what furniture will go where, and how everything will flow from room to room.


Try these tools to design like a pro! More more information on the latest trends and the real estate market, visit livsothebysrealty.com.

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