Rearrange Your Furniture with Zero Lifting
Using what you already own lets you refresh a room for free, but carrying the sofa to one new spot, then another, quickly loses its appeal. Luckily, apps and websites make it easy to create and preview new layouts—virtual drag-and-drop leaves no dents or damage
HOMESTYLER With this app (shown above), you can start from scratch, use a demo project, or, if you’re on a tablet or smartphone, take a photo of your room. Name-brand products and paint colors let you test-drive new decor, too.
Free from the App Store or Google Play Store, or go to HomeStyler
ROOMSKETCHER Generate a 2-D floor plan, then use this tablet app’s camera feature to view your space in 3-D. The free version is robust enough for the average user, but paid upgrades are available.
Free from the App Store or Google Play Store, or go to Room Sketcher
ROOMS Only available for Apple devices, this bare-bones app has a strong upside. It’s incredibly simple to use, and though the objects you can decorate with are more generic, the ability to easily customize furniture colors and sizes is a big plus.
Free from the App Store