Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design applicationÂ that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
This program is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the 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.
This guide shows you how to create a home with Sweet Home 3D version 3.0. After describing its user interface, you’ll learn how to draw the walls of your home, and how to layout the furniture.
Each Sweet Home 3D window edits the interior design of a home and is divided in four resizable panes, with a tool bar at its top.
1) The furniture catalog
This catalog, organized by categories, contains all the furniture and objects you may add to your home design. You can displayÂ the furniture of a category by clicking on the triangle beside its name.
2) The home furniture list
This list contains the furniture of your home, where their name, size and other characteristics may be displayed. It may be sorted by clicking on each column title.
3) The home plan
This pane displays your home as seen from top, upon a grid and surrounded by rules. You draw the walls of your home with the mouse in this pane and layout your furniture upon it.
4) The home 3D view
This pane displays your home in 3 dimensions. You may see your home in this pane either from the top, or from a virtual visitor point of view.