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Must-have apps to help you decorate your first home

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Now that you’ve bought your first house, it’s time to make it a home. That means buying furniture and decor to make spaces cozy and stylish.

Thanks to technology, there are now apps that can help you up your interior design game. Be sure to download these:

Adobe Color Capture

This nifty app lets you easily capture colors from the world around you and save it as a color palette. Even better, the app will generate customizable color schemes, vector graphics, and 3D patterns that can help spark interior design ideas. If you love using color in home decor, this tool is a must-download.


Looking for interior design ideas? Download the Houzz app and browse through its collection of over 14 million home images. The great thing about this app is that all photos are tagged according to style, room, mood, and other categories.You can also easily save photos to an “Ideabook” for easy review later.


There’s no greater letdown than buying furniture and figuring out later that it’s too big to fit your home. MagicPlan analyzes photos to compute distances between spaces so it’s like always having a measuring tape in your back pocket. You can also annotate photos, making the app even more useful.


A piece of furniture may look great in a catalog, but will it actually look good in your home? Housecraft solves this problem with the power of augmented reality, allowing you to “drop” 3D renders of common furniture into a space. You can also resize and reposition the 3D models until you find the optimal placement.

Once you’re done experimenting with colors, furniture selections, and positioning, it’s time to finally get started on decorating your home. If you need trustworthy interior designers, Scott Semer, a top Phoenix Realtor, can refer you to respected professionals in the area. Give him a call at 1.480.353.0299 or email him at scott(at)scottsemerrealestate(dotted)com.