Technology for the architecture and interior design services is a rapidly progressing field. From paper-pencil to 2d drafting software to deep and very powerful 3d desktop software like 3ds Max, Sketchup, etc. With improving web technology and computers becoming more and more powerful, design software which runs solely on the web, and yet have deep and powerful designing features are now starting to become mainstream.
Here, we take a look at some of the best online interior design software currently available. We are only considering those software which do not have a desktop version.
Infurnia is one of the most in-depth and feature-rich online interior design software. Users can create detailed multi-story floor plans in both 2d and 3d. The designing is done mainly in 3D with customization options available for all kinds of furniture. Users can create detailed kitchen and wardrobe designs of any size, finish, etc. Infurnia provides different kinds of rendering like 3d image renders, panoramic renders, and VR renders.
RoomSketcher is a 2D-3D floor plan creation and interior design software. Users can create any kind of floor plans in 2D and convert it to 3D. RoomSketcher also provides a large built-in furniture catalogue which can be used to decorate the interiors of the homes users create. RoomSketcher does not provide tools to create completely custom kitchen designs and wardrobes, but users can customize properties like material, finish, etc.
Planner5D is one of the most widely used online interior design tool. Users can create multi-story floor plans, and design in both 2D as well as 3D. Planner5D lets users customize the material of the furniture added but not the dimensions. HD rendering is also available for paid clients.
Originally created by Autodesk, Homestyler was later sold to the Chinese company behind EasyHomes. The software offers detailed floor plan creation and design options in both 2D and 3D. Homestyler is one of the few online where users can customize dimensions of the furniture the users add, which is done by scaling the 3d model up/down depending on the change.
RoomStyler is the 3D design software created by the company behind Floorplanner. Users can create any kind of floor plan except for multi-story buildings. Like Roomsketcher, RoomStyler also has a large catalog of furniture available for the users to design their homes with. Users can place the furniture in the room using simple drag and drop in the 2d layout. To see the 3d of the room, user have to render the scene, as all designing happens in 2D.