The smart home has well and truly arrived, with many of us already using technology to curate the aesthetic of our home. These days with technology, it really is easier to gather inspiration, curate and create every element of your home to your liking, from interior decorating to landscaping.
Read on for some of my favourite websites and apps that really make designing your dream home fun!
Pinterest really has changed the way we think about decorating and refining our homes, and it’s often the first place we go to look for inspiration for everything from interior decorating to colour palettes. Set up just like a mood board, you can browse through Pinterest and curate each board you create. It’s a great resource for ideas, as well as DIY processes.
Finding a Home
You might say this is just about the most important element of all, and without a doubt it used to be the most stressful and complicated. Good news though, you can now compare new house plans, designs and leading builders from all around Australia online with iBuildNew. They have a digital display village, which allows you to go through an incredible amount of design options at the click of a button, and compare them side by side.
Best of all, iBuildNew is completely free, 100% independent and feature home designs from leading Australian builders, which means that you’ll always get the best fit, and the one that’s right for you.
Setting Up Your Home
Whether it’s newly built, newly renovated or you’re simply moving in, you’ll have to think about a floor plan at some time. The days of rearranging furniture and trying out paint swatches on the walls are gone – that’s where floor plan apps step in. Not only do they save your back from moving that couch back for the third time, it’ll also save your wallet. With free options available for both Android and iOS, your smartphone is now the first thing to reach for when you’re putting together your new home. So depending on your persuasion, check out Floor Plan Creator for Android and Magic Plan for iOS.
Many of you are probably familiar with Etsy; an amazing site for finding unique, handcrafted and vintage objects. It’s a global site where you can shop for handmade items, craft supplies, decorations and tchotchkes for your home. Instead of heading to the local trash and treasure or overpriced vintage store, you can now shop online for incredible goods from around the world.
With 1.5 million sellers from around the world, there’s an incredible amount of goods to choose from and you’ll be sure to find something to decorate your home.
What are your favourite sites and apps for your home?