Sure, that oversize beanbag chair looks great in the IKEA catalog - but is it going to match the drapes? Autodesk Inc.'s Homestyler Interior Design app lets you use your very own photos as customizable 3D environments, meaning you can place and move elements of interior design to your heart's content without spending a dime.
Snap a shot of the room you'd like to decorate, preferably including at least two walls, a floor, and a ceiling. The app will analyze the picture and create a 3D environment based on its perceived dimensions - pretty cool, and impressive. From there, you select from a wide variety of 3D objects to place in the room, ranging from the usual suspects (sofas, mirrors, rugs, etc) to the charmingly offbeat (female zombie, candelabra). You can also paint the walls as you please.
The Design Gallery showcases the best designs that users have put together with the app - it's a good place to get inspired.
The major drawback of this app, however, is that the controls are extremely difficult to manipulate. Perhaps on a tablet it would be markedly better, but on a mobile phone I found it nearly impossible to place objects where I wanted them in the room. This is obviously a huge negative since that's the entire functionality of the app. I would like to try it on a tablet, however, as I can envision that being a much better way to place that jacuzzi tub right where I want it to go.
Autodesk Inc.'s Homestyler Interior Design is, in theory, a useful tool for folks interested in redecoration. Recommended for tablet use only.
by Janel , Appszoom
Oct 28, 2013
Join our community of 100k+ users and start decorating your own space with Homestyler!
Want to see how furniture and décor products look in your home before you buy them? Easyhome Homestyler helps you visualize your interior design ideas!
Just take a photo of your space to transform your mobile device into a virtual fitting room. Try out wall colors, decor items and furniture products from real brands. Learn the latest home furnishing trends and find inspiration from stunning interior design projects. Get interior design tips from our community of users and take the guesswork out of home remodeling with Easyhome Homestyler.
Snap a picture of a room to create your own 3D home design playground
• Place high-quality 3D models of real furniture products in your rooms
• Clear out existing items to try out new ideas
• Hang light fixtures from your ceiling
• Visualize different product combinations
• See how realistic models of actual branded rugs, paintings, mirrors and more look in your space
Get inspiration, get advice, get feedback
• Browse the Design Stream to be inspired by other users' designs
• Share your designs with friends and family through Facebook and email
• Comment and “Like” designs within the Design Gallery
Connect with our Hero Users
• Get in touch with our most passionate users and follow them
• Find their decoration secrets for a dreamy interior
Let us know what you think of our app by leaving a review and of course, should you have any questions or concerns, write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to know your opinion, assist you, or just chat with you. Your feedback is our motivation and our way to know how we can improve.