Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Home 3-D Program

Sweet Home 3-D is a free interior design program available for download that allows you to place furniture in your 2-dimensional house plan and preview it in 3-D.  The site describes the program as being geared towards those who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides are offered to help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You can drag and drop furniture onto your floor plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.  The program is available in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Swedish, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, and Russian and can be run on Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5, Linux and Solaris.

I'm always working on floor plans whether it's with a pencil and a piece of graph paper or as a mock up in photoshop.  Being able to view a room in 3-D gives me a better perception of how it would feel to navigate around the furniture in the room.  If you gives this program a try let me know what you think of it. 


  1. I have been looking and dreaming for something like this and this came just in time! Thanks for your local flair - I'm an englewood hoodie and appreciate the love and respect for local indie retail.

  2. This program looks very similar to a program i am learning in school called Revit. Its genius!