A home is a lot like a Rubik's cube—many people attempt to properly coordinate its shapes and colors, but few can do so without painting over the entire thing. Solve puzzling design problems with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a basic room-design package from Idekora.com (a $149 value).
Idekora, an Internet-based design company directed by Jordan Carey, helps clients bedeck their dwellings without the expense of hiring a professional designer. First, a room-layout specialist absorbs every facet of clients' styles and sympathizes with their design dilemmas through questionnaires, photographs, and descriptions of their living spaces. A budget-friendly floor plan then frolics into clients' outstretched arms, complete with a furnishing-layout design, color selections, and decoration tips. The designer chisels out step-by-step instructions for clients to carry out each design element themselves and provides three months of customer service to answer all of their questions, from "Where should I put this chair?" to "Will a woodchuck chuck this wood?"