January 05, 2011

Virtual Home Design iPhone App

I've always wished there was a way to "try on" items for your home before you buy them, just like you can try on clothes or shoes at the store.  Well, the iPhone commercial was right- "there's an app for that!"  I just came across this absolutely amazing iPhone app called SnapShop Showroom.  It lets you virtually visualize how certain products will look in your home using the camera feature of your iPhone (you can check out the item's dimensions and price too).

They don't have a wide selection of stores built in, but they have a pretty decent amount of products from Pier 1 Imports, CSN stores, and a few other places.  At the least, it's cool to visualize how a certain product will look in your home, even if you don't buy that exact one.

First you select the room you're trying to visualize:

Then you can dive into the type of product you want to virtually "try on."

Check out the awesome way I was able to visualize something to put on an empty wall:

I got my iPhone just a couple of months ago and am still on the search for cool new apps, but this app takes the cake so far.  If you're on the iPhone bandwagon, what apps do you love?

Thanks to Curbly for tipping me off about this awesome app.  By the way, I wasn't compensated in anyway or asked to review this app- I just thought it was really cool and wanted to share!


Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

So cool. I have yet to upgrade my phone and have had my eye on the iphone. This just might push me to actually get one.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...


I am loving the iPhone! I was hesitant to get one for a long time because I didn't want to always be bogged down and because its costly ($200 plus monthly data plan), but now that I have one I LOVE IT! It can do so much! There are so many cool apps and games that you can get for it and many are free. Plus, I actually find myself spending less time at the computer because I can now just look things up quickly on my phone instead. I recommend it!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Definitely checking it out, thanks for sharing. :)

Brian said...

Thanks for the review of SnapShop Showroom, and I love the photos you took! Let us know your favorite brands and furniture categories, and we'll try to incorporate them into the catalog.

Also, for those of your readers who don't have an iPhone, we have a video on our website at www.snapshopinc.com

Co-Founder, SnapShop