VR and Interior Design
We don’t often hear VR and interior design being talked about in the same conversation. Although these two don’t seem like completely different worlds, the idea of using virtual reality in interior design and vice versa has never been heard of. But this time, it looks like it is finally happening.
We are now beginning to see virtual reality being widely utilized in real estate, and now this evolving industry is now entering the world of interior design. A home interior design company named Decorilla just recently unveiled an app on the Android and iOS platforms that will enable users do a virtual walkthrough of the interior designs using a Google Cardboard–compatible headset. With this, the company hopes to expand its reach to the Oculus and Samsung Gear VR headsets.
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VR and Interior Design: A Collaboration Worth Looking Forward To
The interior design outfit decided to begin with Google Cardboard because Cardboard-compatible headsets are the most readily available and accessible in terms of cost. Decorilla chief inspiration officer Agnieszka Wilk told Hypergrid Business, “A typical room design on Decorilla ranges from $345 to $1,200. Clients can upgrade to virtual reality for only $79. They also get a 360 view and a dollhouse view with that.”
The application will also enable its users to design their own personal spaces from the beginning in collaboration with experts in the field and ultimately complete these design projects in style. Users who wish to create a design from scratch will select from a number of photos of interior spaces on the company platform, designate a style, select brands, then go on to schedule an in-house consultation if they choose to. This consultation is available in 20 cities in the United States.
Designers who have been confirmed good enough curate 3-D and virtual reality spaces in line with customer specifications and preferences. Clients can then see as the model develops, and they can make desired changes whenever they want to. The virtual reality feature is an extension to an older service that has been used to sell homes in 3-D models. The application is suitable for office spaces.
According to the company, the virtual walkthroughs are the most suitable way developers can exhibit their designs to their clients as they feel more confident and enlightened. It also saves a lot of resources, mainly time required to do an actual physical visit before buying spaces and furniture.
The collaboration of VR and interior design marks another exciting way in which virtual reality has found application, and it will only continue to grow as people continue to be creative in the way that they exploit the potentials of virtual reality.