Spring is finally here! For us Canadians, ‘tis the time for some outdoor fun! Kite flying with the kids, barbecue with friends, biking, gardening, swimming and everything crazy that you simply can’t do during the winter time. But for some, their joy is still confined inside the house – home decoration. Yes, an addiction that is not so easy to curb. But don’t worry, we are with you on this one!
PrepThisHouse.com rounded up helpful social media sites, free apps and amazing online tools that will make your spring renovation a breeze. Listed below are our top picks in no particular order.
Pinterest for Spring home decoration
Who doesn’t love Pinterest? With 20 million unique visitors per month and the home décor industry as its most followed industry, one cannot simply contest its usefulness in interior design.
Pinterest gives you access to a worldwide community of home deco aficionados that will connect you to a limitless supply of inspiration. It also lets you share the things you love by uploading them in ‘pin boards’ or collate shared pins by means of repining. Ain’t that sweet?
3 Pinterest boards to follow for great spring decorating ideas
Find beach-inspired home decor ideas, DIY projects, color trends for Spring 2014, and more.
From DIY bedroom decorating ideas to an outdoor fire pit building guide, Better Homes and Gardens got you covered.
DIY wall shelves from old drawers.
In the home staging business, space simply sells itself. Take cue from Places and Spaces’s images of bright and spacious living spaces.
A Zen inspired living room perfect for spring.
Houzz.com Interior Design Resources
Houzz revolutionizes home decoration by creating helpful resources and putting them in one place. The website sells decors but it is actually more than that. It helps home owners find ideas, high quality photos, articles, tips, and advice. The main goal of Houzz is capture an entire space and design it. If you are one of those people who can’t visualize the would-be design of an entire space, Houzz is the solution.
Houzz also has a mobile app that you can download for free.
These three sites are major sources of inspiration and ideas. But our list doesn’t end here. We picked the best interior design apps to make sure that your home decors are top notch to impress your guests. And the best part? These are all FREE!
#1 iHandy Level – Free App
This app does one simple thing, to make sure your home decors are level. It works on smartphones and will tell you if your photographs and paintings are on an even plane. If you are home decorating for spring and you don’t have this yet, download it right away.
#2 Palettes – Rick Maddy
Are you color obsessed? If yes, then Palettes will make your life easier. All you have to do is take a photo of something that strikes you – a painting, card, door or anything that inspires you. Upload it and Palettes will generate color swatches base on the image.
#3 SnapShop Showroom – SnapShop Inc.
Before you hand your credit card over to the cashier, check if the item you are about to buy fits your space perfectly. Snapshop Showroom does that. It is basically your virtual showroom where you can virtually place an item from an online retailer into your room. A must-have mobile app in every interior designer’s arsenal of apps.
Do you find above tips helpful? Would you like to add something to this list? Tell us in the comment section below!