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Redecorating a room? That’s easier than you think 

~~~ This post is brought to you by dmlights ~~~

Well begun is half done. When it comes to redecorating a room (or even your entire home), preparation can mean the difference between stress and peace of mind.

It always helps when you have a clear idea of the finished result. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. A lot of people are having trouble visualizing new chairs, cabinets, tables, wallpaper, carpet … in an interior.

Here's the good news: dmlights has found a solution for this problem. The company sells lighting and electrical supplies online, and noticed that a lot of customers were having a hard time judging the size and overall appearance of their products. Simple product photos were too limited. The solution? A virtual interior design tool where customers can recreate their own home (or design their dream home) and test various setups. This 3D Homeplanner proved to be an excellent tool for people who are thinking about redecorating their interior.

Getting started with the 3D Homeplanner

Enough talk … let's take a look at the 3D Homeplanner. If you want to try this tool yourself, head over to 3D Homeplanner.

1. Draw your space

First of all, you need to draw a general layout of your home. There are several premade room shapes, but you can simply draw your own walls as well.  The length of each wall is shown, so you can create a realistic representation of each room. Don't forget to add doors, windows and other architectural elements, such as stairs, fireplaces and balconies.

Most elements can be customized. For example: when you click on a door, you can change the width, height, hinge side, opening direction and colour.

Now it's time to grab the paint bucket and wallpaper paste. In the 'decorate' tab you'll find several types of paint, wallpaper, tiles, wood, etc. There's everything you need to decorate your interior.

2. Furnish and switch on the lights

The most fun part of the 3D Homeplanner is probably the 'furnish' tab. Take a look at the various types of furniture – from sofas and chairs to lamps and kitchen cabinets – and try out several compositions. Drag, drop and customize … it's a piece of cake.

The dmlights 3D Homeplanner only uses real furniture models. Furthermore, there's A LOT of choice, for example:

  • 11268 sofas
  • 1838 beds
  • 635 lamps

What sets this tool apart from the competition, is the unique dynamic lighting feature. Lights can not only be turned on or off, they can also be dimmed. You have complete control over the light intensity and the atmosphere of the room.

3. Create a HD render

Happy with your virtual interior? Hit the 'Take a 3D Photo' button on the right to generate a HD picture of your space with realistic lighting effects. When the render is complete, you'll receive an email. Don't forget to share your design with your friends or the rest of our readers. Give the tool a try!


A conceptual apartment - dark and industrial

I have such respect for people who are talented in the area of graphics. I had to take a graphics course in college for my computer science diploma and it was BRUTAL (you have no idea how long it took me to create a 3D cube and make it rotate). Denis Krasikov is not only a very talented CG artist but his interior design concept for this masculine, industrial apartment for a chief editor of a Russian gaming magazine is equally as impressive. And yes, I love the hallway tile. :)

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When virtual is almost real

It's over a year ago that Kim featured the work of Russian architecture and design firm INT2 architecture and they just keep getting better and better. Actually there is only one thing to fault in this amazing Moscow townhouse. It's not real. It's a rendering. Part Scandinavian, part mid century, all computer generated ... until it's built. The colour blocking is blowing my mind. I can't wait for virtual to be made real.

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I almost convinced myself. "It's real. It's so fabulous it has to be real." You see we don't feature 3D rendering on the blog. No the rooms in our posts are real. They're built. Bricks and mortar. "This has to be real," I argued to myself. "I really love it." Imagine living in a grunge/industrial/masculine/raw but rich interior. Yes imagine is what we have to do. A fabulous small loft space ... almost. Design and renderings by Minsk based Nordes.

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