App-y Decorating!

These days, technology and apps are a big part of everyday life – and decorating is no exception! When it comes to planning your next big project, you’d be crazy not to get some of the newest and best apps involved. Measure up, choose and save with this collection of awesome apps and make decorating that little bit less stressful!

1. iHandy Spirit Level

This one is an absolute no brainer. Who wants to go and look for the dusty old spirit level when it’s right there as an app on your phone!? Simply open the app, place it up against a surface and wait until it’s straight.


2. Homestyler

Available on the web and as a mobile app, this useful tool allows you to upload a picture of the room in question. Once done, it’s simple to add in images of beds, wardrobes and units – like a super simple try before you buy.

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3. Color911

Along with a number of pre-set colour palettes, this app allows you to add in colours of your own, make individual palettes or even to ask others to help match for you. Like having an interior designer in your pocket!

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4. Cataluv

Dangerous if you’ve got free and easy spending habits, this app brings together all of the newest and coolest interior retailers and their wares. Designers post inspirational and utterly gorgeous images – with all products featured ready to buy!

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5. LikeThat

For those times when you find exactly what you want in the shops but aren’t sure whether it’s too expensive or not. Simply snap a picture of the item in the store and the app will do all the leg work tracking down cheaper versions of it.

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6. Photo Measures

Quite possible our favourite, it’s easy to take a picture of your room and then add real dimensions to it. So much easier and more visual than scribbles on the back of an envelope.

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7. Mark on Call

This app is great is you’re building a house from scratch or planning an extension. It’s easy to play architect by adding and removing rooms as you go, complete with any furniture or fabrics that you might have in mind.

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8. Artfully Walls

Gallery walls are all the rage these days and this app allows you to easily plan it before committing to any nail knocking or even breaking a sweat! Lay out your pictures on the floor, snap a picture and then move them around until you’re happy with the way it looks. It’s even possible to shop on this app.

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9. Color Capture

This amazing app will have you wondering where it’s been all your life. Snap a picture of a wall, a paint colour or literally anything and the app does the work, matching it up to hundreds of available paint colours.


10. Moodboard

Exactly as you’d expect, this app allows you to create a moodboard wherever you are. Add colours, pieces or furniture and accent details together to create your ideal look.


From the bedroom to the living room and bathroom, we have some fantastic additions to your home here at Shabby Store!

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