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Top Decorating Apps

apartments for rent in Orillia, decorating, technologyUpdating and tweaking the décor of your apartment is a great way to infuse personality and style into the space. You’ll be surprised at the difference a few alterations can have in opening up a space and making it more aesthetically pleasing. Utilizing smartphone apps, you can ensure that colors coordinate and that all pictures are perfectly positioned on the walls. To assist you in revamping your Orillia apartment, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some (free) decorating apps that will stylishly transform your rental space.

 iHandy Level Free

Make sure that prized piece of art or the kid’s framed drawings are straight and aligned on walls with this digital level. Created by iHandy Inc, this high-resolution app will measure the angles and slopes of walls and the verticality of both walls and furniture to ensure everything fits perfectly in your apartment. Available for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, this app will take the guesswork out of home decorating.


This app created by Richard Maddy is ideal for those who love color. Users can create color palettes by taking a photograph of something that appeals to them or acts as a color inspiration. This can be anything from a bouquet of flowers to a wall or door. Once you have uploaded the photo into Palettes, the app will create a combination of swatches based on the colors that are present in the photo. You can also email the color palettes to friends or roommates to help determine the type and color of art that will look the best on the walls of your Orillia apartment. If you’re in need of painting supplies, Home Hardware located on 5 King Street, is less than 10-minute drive away from the Noble Towers apartments and the Executive Suites. The iPhone-compatible app also gives you the ability to upload different color models and to store a variety of color palettes for future reference.


SnapShop Showroom

Take guessing out of the equation when it comes to choosing furniture. Using augmented reality, the SnapShop Showroom app by SnapShop Inc let’s you outfit a room with furniture before you buy it or move it anywhere. Users can upload a photograph of their room, browse a selection of furnishings from their favorite brands and virtually insert the piece into their room to see if it’s the perfect fit. Before you go furniture shopping or any money exchanges hands, download this app and decorate your house using augmented reality. Leon’s located on Memorial Avenue, which is a three-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartments and an eleven-minute drive from the Executive Suites, has a large selection of furniture choices that may be listed in the app’s directory. If you want others to weigh in on your decorative choices you can share your photo creations with friends and family and include a link to the specific furniture store’s website.

Using these apps can help you create and design every square inch of your apartment. Located on 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, the Noble Towers apartments and Executive Suites offered by Williams and McDaniel are an ideal option open to those currently looking to rent in Orillia and escape the city.