Try IKEA Furniture In Your Home With Augmented Reality App

Ever wish you could try out furniture in your home before you buy it? Ever wonder how it will look or if it will even fit in the space? Well, with the 2014 IKEA catalog, you can do just that. The Swedish furniture giants let you “sample” a selection of their designs (about 90) with the help of an augmented reality (AR) app (iOS or Android), so you can see how they would look in your own home.

Watch the video to see the app in action:

Download the new IKEA catalog app to your smartphone or tablet and one of the new features is augmented reality so you can view your room in 360º/180º degrees using the device sensors. You simply place the catalog in the room you want to decorate, which helps to set the scale. You can then select items you want to virtually add to the room and they appear at the correct size so you can get an idea of how they’d look.





Video stills via designboom.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.