At Houzz, we know that sometimes the best way to describe what you’re looking for is with a photo. With Visual Search on the Houzz app, you can go beyond our robust text search capabilities to use images of the products you see in the real world and search for visually similar options available from the Houzz Shop. 

To use Visual Search, tap on the camera icon in the search box at the top of the Houzz app to launch your iPhone, iPad or Android camera. Take a picture of the product you are interested in and set a box around it. Houzz will surface results of visually similar products on the Houzz Shop. Tap on a product to learn more about it and purchase! 

Developed by our mobile team following a Houzz hackathon, the technology is a natural progression from our popular Visual Match tool, which helps you close the gap between getting inspired from the more than 19 million photos on Houzz, and purchasing products suited for your space and budget. 

Learn more about Visual Search here. The tool is currently available on the Houzz app, which can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone and iPad here and for Android devices here. Visual Search will be coming to the web at Houzz.com soon, so stay tuned for updates!