Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could decorate a room according to your taste, but could see it before making the changes? Well you could! Free and for nothing. You don’t have to buy expensive computer programs, books or tutorials. We’ll give you a list of the 10 best, free, online design programs for your home.
1. Planner 5D
Planner 5D is the most comprehensive, free room design program on the market. You can easily design your room down to the smallest detail. And it doesn’t stop there! You don’t just have to stick to interior design with this program. You can also decorate your garden and pool. The program also uses the most beautiful 3D graphics. You can also get inspiration from their online gallery. Here you will find the latest, most trendy designs and layouts of the moment.
2. Roomstyler 3D Home Planner
Roomstyler 3D Home Planner lets you design your own room from scratch. You can add your own walls, doors and windows. You can also choose from more than 120,000 pieces of furniture from well-known brands during the design process.
It is also a relatively simple program where you can simultaneously view your design plan and the room itself in 3D.
You can use the program with or without registration. When you register you can also share your design with people on facebook.
3. Ikea Home Planner Tools
When you look through the ikea guide you might want to be able to see the furniture in the room. With the Ikea Home Planner Tools this is possible. It is a free, easy to use program. It lets you compose your own room. In addition, you can choose from all the furniture in the store, you can calculate the costs and then print out the list of supplies and take it to the Ikea store.
4. Ikea kitchen planner 3D
You can also use the ikea program specifically for your kitchen. Here you can see a preview of your kitchen. You can choose from all the kitchen appliances the ikea has to offer. From countertops to kitchen cabinets and from pots and pans to pans.
Again you can calculate the costs and print out the list of supplies and take it to the store.
5. Design a Room
Do you hate it when you have to take home bins of material and paint samples to try them all out in your room? Well then we have some good news for you! Design a Room has a handy 3D program for this. With this program you can easily try all combinations of floors, ceilings, paint, wallpaper etc. from home.
Autodesk, the creator of AutoCAD, REVIT and 3ds Studio Max, is known for its professional design programs. In 2017, this company came up with Homestyler, a program for interior design of house/office and apartments.
The program is easy to use, so you don’t need a course to use it.
You can choose from a variety of furniture, appliances and finishes when designing. When you have finished designing, print out your design easily and quickly!
7. The Home Renovator
When you’ve finished the interior of your room, it’s time to start buying the coarse materials. The Home Renovator has a large choice of insulation material, paint, wallpaper, tiles, etc.
You can use the worksheets on this website to measure your space. When you have done this, you will get a recommendation for the tools you need. You will then receive a report stating how much material is needed for your project, a price and illustrated instructions showing you where to place your material and how to cut it to size if necessary.
8. Sweet Home 3D
This 3D program is ideal for people who want more design options for the interior of their room. The online software is free, but you need to create an account.
You can upload your floor plan in Sweet Home 3D, adjust the sizes and draw over it. This way you leave nothing to chance.
It’s easy to use, but for the more experienced designer, there are also advanced functions to use.
Smartdraw is a collection of programs for all kinds of visual presentations including: project charts, timelines, marketing charts and flow charts. Under the flowchart application you can also find floor plans.
With this program you can design, modify and present floor plans. The program is made for both beginners and advanced users. It is ideal for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money on expensive design software. You get a free trial period and if you are satisfied after that, you can consider purchasing the entire program.
Smartdraw has an almost infinite selection of furniture, cars and building materials to choose from and therefore offers great value for money.
If you are handy with computers and enjoy an extensive design program, then this is the program for you!
HomeByMe is a free downloadable design program where you first start building your room in 2D. You then decorate it with furniture and accessories to your liking. When you’re done with that, convert the plan into 3D.
There are plenty of free design programs available on the internet that you can use to first bring your design to life in a virtual environment. Choosing the right program depends on your experience, your goal and how you want to present your design in the end.