The New Design App That’s Like Tinder For Homewares

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Changing up your decor is one of the easiest ways to breathe new life into your home but the problem is trying to visualise what it will look like before you start splashing your hard earned cash. Sometimes, you just need a fresh set of eyes to spark inspiration and that’s where our favourite new design app Hutch comes in.

What is Hutch?

Here’s how it works: you take a photo of your space and put it your budget. The app then virtually measures your furniture and suggests different looks for your space, like industrial, relaxed or floral. As you swipe through the styles, the furniture in your photo will change — so you can imagine what it would look like in your space.

The best part is, you can buy the stylish and affordable furniture directly off the app! At the moment, the furniture is only available in the US (sad face emoji) but that doesn’t mean you can’t steal those ideas and go shopping at your favourite homeware stores locally right?

The first version of Hutch was launched on the hit TV show Shark Tank in 2015, by US college student Beatrice Fischel-Bock. While decorating her own apartment, she decided to create an app that would help her visualise her dream space. While the deal on the show fell through, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad happened to be watching — and invested $2.2 million into the company. Since then, Hutch has secured a whopping $17 million in funding.

The app itself is free, but obviously any furniture needs to be purchased.  

You can download Hutch here (iOS) and here (Android).