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Best apps for the iPhone: Decorating apps

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Use your phone to freshen up your home

Make home decorating and DIY makeover projects a whole lot easier with these iPhone apps.
iPhone apps
iPhone apps

Decorating apps

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five decorating apps.

Make home decorating and DIY makeover projects a whole lot easier with these iPhone apps.

SnapShop Showroom

SnapShop Showroom

Want to see how a particular piece of furniture will look in your home before you buy it? Now you can with the SnapShop Showroom app. Simply browse from the app's furniture catalog of your favorite brands. Pick an item and then walk into the room of your house where you want the product to go. Point your iPhone camera and the app will overlay the item on your screen so you can see the item right where you'd like it to be. You can even purchase the item from the retailer's website without leaving the app.

Price: Free

Dream Home

Dream Home

Get inspiration from the latest interior design trends and find out how to incorporate them into your home. The Dream Home app allows you to browse through hundreds of photos, check out interiors submitted by users and filter your choices by color, style or room type. If you are looking for unique decor solutions for your house or apartment, Dream Home is a great place to start.

Price: 99 cents

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Houzz

Houzz has an amazing database of home design ideas, including more than 500,000 high resolution photos. You can browse through the photos by style, room or location and then save them to your own virtual idea scrapbook. This app is great for inspiration for DIY projects or when you want to show architects, designers and other contractors the designs you love. This free app is available for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: Free

ColorSnap

ColorSnap

When you are searching for the perfect paint color, this free iPhone app is a must-have. The Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap app allows you capture real-world colors by taking a photo and choosing from the matching colors. You can also adjust the lightness, saturation or hue to create the perfect color or palette for your home.

Price: Free

HGTV Color Guide

HGTV Color Guide

Give your home a quick makeover by adding pops of color to your decor. The HGTV Color Guide app will show you the way. Get inspiration from their photos, browse rooms by color and get decorating tips from some of HGTV's top designers. This free iPhone app is one of the many available from HGTV.

Price: Free

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