To help you purchase the right products to design your space (home or office.)
What does Roomhints do?
Roomhints is the site to turn to when you’re designing your space. From furniture to cabinets to heaters, we survey the top designers to get their expert opinion to give you the most reliable purchasing advice. Our goal is to make it easy for you to understand the best product and be confident in your decision.
Why trust Roomhints?
Roomhints designers have spent thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products for their clients. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
Roomhints has helped 1,000,000+ customer to buy the right product for their home.
Roomhints started in 2013, founded by Tiffany Willson, an interior designer based in New York, with a Masters in Interior Architecture from Parsons the NewSchool.
Tiff noticed that customers are very naive shoppers when it comes to buying furniture, cabinets or any products to design their space. “It’s not like buying toothpaste, a product you purchase all the time, and have a very detailed idea of brands you like and what you want. People don’t buy furniture all the time.” Says Tiff.
In addition, the internet has enabled anyone to get their product in front of consumers. In the past 5 years there have been 50% more new brands in the furniture space alone. Therefore, the product landscape is saturated. For example, search for “buy sofa” on Google and more than 750 million search results come up. How can you decide which is the best? Big brands have big budgets to get their products in front of you but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have the best product.
Tiff envisioned a technology platform that could help designers and consumers to find the best products (hints.) With that Tiff and her cofounder built Roomhints 1.0. An iPhone app, where one could upload a photo of their room, and the featured designer would send product ideas that could be directly purchased within the app.
Designers loved being featured on Roomhints app and users loved the opportunity to get product suggestions from a designer.
However, two things were not working, 1. Users did not want to download an app. It was time consuming. The users just wanted to get hints from a designer immediately. 2. Designers were curious about other designer’s product hints. Roomhints needed to be more transparent.
So, the team went back to the drawing board and launched Roomhints.com or Roomhints 2.0. A simple site to find product “hints” directly from designers. To understand different designers perspectives on products and to ultimately help you find the best products for your home or office.