Virtual Interior Decorating: Designing is now for everyone!

Virtual Interior Decorating: Designing is now for everyone!

The virtual world is a window into what human potential can truly accomplish. In the age where the world of wires and peripherals is helping us out in everything else, there is absolutely no reason why designers and individuals cannot take technologies help decorate homes to perfection. The introduction of CAD (Computer Aided Design) has altered the way the art of designing is being approached. From top notch professionals to enthusiastic young amateurs, everyone has an equal shot at this unique feature. Here’s our take on it …

Stunning décors

That is by far the biggest single advantage that designing in the virtual world has on offer. It is a million times easier than designing and drawing on paper. This ensures that you do not need to be trained in anything substantially to create decorating ideas and interior designs all b yourself. All you’ll need to know is how to use CAD. This makes the concept a very attractive option even for those who could never draw a straight line.

Convert thoughts into designs

Before virtual interior design came along, you either had to be damn good with measurements and sketches or should have been very-well trained to transfer a beautiful design that lingers in your mind onto paper. The problem with this was that customers and designers often ended up with different views of how the design would end up looking like. Now that problem is eliminated as every user can easily translate thoughts into solid designs with just the click of the mouse!

Eliminate potential errors

Most often we start thinking that our design is perfectly right, but we then need to face up to new and unforeseen challenges. Using the virtual prototypes, one can eliminate such errors or even keep them to an absolute bare minimum. You can erase, start again from the basics and re-do it with new ideas as many times as you want without spending a single dime. This might take time, but its way lot less than the hassle of having to put something in place, and then remove it and redesign.

Saves cash, time, labor and a whole lot more

This is pretty self-explanatory. If you know exactly what you are getting and can see on a screen what your home will finally look like, planning is a lot easier. You can try a million designs in the virtual world, stick to the one you love in the real world. Most importantly, this will give you a good night’s sleep as you will not be worried about ‘what it would look like’.

Import photographs, create customized options and even get cost estimates

You can import the photographs of your existing rooms, re-decorate the existing stuff the way you wish to experiment and check it out before actually asking your hubby to get off the couch and move everything. You can even create customized options and get cost estimations for re-decorating in case of sophisticated CAD applications. Just depends on what you need.

There is absolutely no doubt that virtual interior decorating has revamped the world of design and decoration. It has bridged the gap between ideas and reality offering you an easy way to design your own stuff. One little thing you need to be careful though is the way this can get really addictive Just like that new video game level that you just have to crack before you do anything else in life, this also entices you endlessly. Considering that there is never a finals solution, you are always looking for something better!


  • lis February 13, 2009 at 15:12 PMLogin to Reply →

    I think this article is incredibly misleading. You make using a CAD programme sound as easy as using Outlook Express. It’s definitely not. I will absolutely agree that using CAD first makes the design process significantly easier and cheaper, but it does take quite a bit of training. You can get cheap “at-home” software to help you through it, but they are extremely limited in both designs and patterns. I’ve worked in 3d-design for quite a few years, and I think it is only after you use it for a while that you truly appreciate how difficult some of the stunning images can be.

  • Chris @ Best Interior Design Schools February 13, 2009 at 15:43 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow, I never really thought of the power of 3D in interior design but looking at these images it must be a great tool for the entire industry.

  • Stan February 17, 2009 at 03:58 AMLogin to Reply →

    Wow! I am starting to wonder about the naiveté of this article’s author. Those images you show take extremely expensive and hard to use software. Those cheap 3d home architect softwares are very limited and produce such kitschy looking images. As an architect I have tried very hard to get great images like that but the software to model and render costs around $8,000. Then it takes countless hours to learn the software.

    Why don’t you list the software titles that owners can use and show actual prices and image results. Have you ever used any of those dsoftwares?

  • Ernon March 22, 2009 at 21:25 PMLogin to Reply →

    Great post, thanks for the info

  • amy April 5, 2009 at 15:52 PMLogin to Reply →

    those photo just look stunning! wish I could hire ID one day!

  • Connie December 2, 2009 at 18:17 PMLogin to Reply →

    I am looking for interior software that will allow me to take a picture of a clients vacant room and then add furniture into the picture. Does this software do that if not does anyone know where I can find that kind of software?

  • iD09 April 27, 2010 at 18:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    i agree this article is very misleading… an as a designer myself i know that the everyday person cannot create this… is more than just putting a bunch of pretty pictures together and adding furniture…besides most of those ideas that people have are kistch to begin and need the refinment of designers…this is like saying that i can wake up one morning and become a iron worker because blow torches are now easily avaliable…..