With the rise of the internet home decorating has become much easier than it used to be. And now, there is a wealth of home improvement and decorating wisdom in the palm of your hand, thanks to the rising number of design apps available for your smartphone. We’ve picked 5 of our favorite decoration apps that will help you create the home of your dreams. 

1. ColorSnap

Sherwin Williams has created an app that allows you to color match any color you can pinpoint in an image and translate it into a paint color.  You can peruse the contents of its 1,500-shade inventory and apply it to virtual sample rooms. 

2. Houzz

Houzz is basically the king of design apps. If you haven't ever checked out Houzz, think of it like pinterest, but for your interior and exterior design projects. Its database contains more than 5 million high-res home images tagged and organized according to style, room, and location. Browse, search, and save favorites to your “Ideabook." The app allows you to inquire about paint colors, finishes, and products you see in each space, and lists who built or designed them. 

3. Homestyler Interior Design

HomeStyler calls itself as a “virtual fitting room” for your home. And we love it! This app allows you to test out different looks for your space by superimposing real furniture and fixtures onto an actual snapshot of your living room.  Now you won't need to wonder if that bookshelf would look too tall, or that sofa too small ever again!

4. Curate

Curate allows you to virtually display any art piece by simply uploading a photo of any blank wall. We love this idea because it takes out the guesswork behind art buying, now you don't need to take out a piece on approval you can test it out in the shop or gallery! You can also use the app to browse pieces from your favorite artists and galleries.

5. MagicPlan

MagicPlan transforms the painstaking ordeal of taking measurements and drawing up floor plans into an effortless process. You can compute distances within a space simply by analyzing a snapshot, or annotate photos of your space with the height of the ceiling or the width of the hallway, and never get stuck outside with a piece of furniture that won’t fit through the front door again.