Today, it seems that everything can be automated or digitized. From self-driving cars to apps that monitor a user’s biometric data, technology is transforming our lives in big and small ways. But what about the industry of interior design? While the industry is not located within my exact wheelhouse, after decades of working with real estate and market trends, it’s impossible to neglect the interior design of a house or building.

Here’s a new app that’s of personal interest. Meet Modsy–the 3-D room simulator that will give you an exact rendition of what your house or apartment will look like with the addition of new furniture.

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While you may have stumbled upon low-tech versions of this process in the past–think paint store ‘Try on Colors’ or building 3-D homes in the Sims video game, these platforms have never truly delivered what a user needed. It’s one thing to see the furniture displayed in an advertisement, but how will they look in your home?

Now’s there a way to find out.

Modsy is a one-stop shop for finding, editing, and buying furniture that works well in your home. To begin, the app asks you to take a quiz to determine your preferred decor style. Next, the user uploads photos of the room they’d like redesigned. Finally, the team offers an interactive platform. It’s your room, but it’s stripped of your existing items. In their place, Modsy suggests pieces that they anticipate you like. 

The best part of Modsy is that the platform is targeted to the user experience. If you don’t like the sofa or the rug that they choose for one of the room renditions, simply add a different sofa located in their furniture stock.

When you’re ready to buy, all of the decor that’s featured in your room is available to buy and be shipped to your home. It’s a highly efficient way to create a space that feels great, without the hard work of finding furniture and hoping it will work in your room.

This can be a great way for couples or families to work together, designing their perfect room. And because the interior designer is digital, the entire process is far simpler. I can image younger people enlisting the services, too. Despite the fact that all users do pay for their rooms to be designed, it’s up to the user to buy the proposed furniture. While it may not be the ideal way to use the platform, savvy shoppers could take the design and fill the room with cheaper furniture as they’re able to.

I imagine this is only the beginning for the interior design industry. The good news for consumers? You’ll be more in control of your purchases and you’ll buy pieces that you truly love.

Pinapples sitting in the kitchen