Designing a room can be expensive enough without shelling out big bucks for a design, so if you have a hankering for redoing your bedroom, the good news is that you can create a free design online. Your bedroom can look just as you imagined it while still leaving you with enough money in the bank to make your design dreams a reality.
Free Interior Design Software
The majority of these programs are easy to use for beginners and are all completely free. Some offer additional fees to add more projects, textures, or materials but these extras aren't needed to complete a bedroom design. As with any free program, you'll find plenty of positives and a few negatives for each.
Roomstyler is a free online browser and site that offers tools, such as their 3D Planner and Mood Boards (designers like to refer to as material or inspirational boards), which help you plan your bedroom design. After you sign up and register for free you'll have access to a decent library of furniture, paint, texture samples along with details to help you create and find your selections online. Plus, this site gives you a gallery of room designs for inspiration as well as enables you to follow Interior Designers within their network. Unlike some other browsers they do offer a low quality 3D image to use as a guide.
While it appears you're not limited to how many drawings or designs, you do have the option of purchasing credits to obtain HD renderings or panorama renderings. Visit their tutorials to see how to use the site and determine if this will work for your project.
Planner5d is a free online tool used by a community of 4 million amateur interior designers that will guide you in creating a floor plan, choosing materials and furniture to help decorate your bedroom. This program is free but only provides limited use of their furniture/fixture catalogue. If you would like to expand your selections, you can get a full catalogue access to over 3000 items starting at $9.99 for 30 days, which also includes 3 HD snapshots. However, there is enough free access to their catalogue to create your bedroom floor plan.
Better Homes and Gardens
If you're looking for a simple floor plan to help you determine how to arrange furniture within your bedroom, Better Homes and Gardens has a free online program to accomplish that goal. Sign up and you're ready to begin to add furniture and other accessories to a basic floor plan. You can customize your space and each piece of furniture color and size as well as change the color of your walls and floors. When you're finished, email your drawing to yourself, save it, or print.
Homestyler is a modern browser that regains access to home design software created by AutoDesk and, the best part, it's 100% free. This site offers a 10,000-plus library of products, materials, and texture to use in your bedroom design. There are no restrictions on how many floor plans, drawings, or projects you create, and they do offer some 3D renderings to help you through the design process.
PBteen, Pottery Barn Teen, offers a free interactive tool online to design a bedroom. This is perfect if you're planning on updating your child's bedroom. Along with basic furniture template, the site also provides templates to PBteen furniture. You can customize your room's dimensions and furniture layout or use one of their templates. When you're finished simply print the floor plan along with a list of items to refer to later. While this site is easy to use, it's best for deciding furniture layout and arrangements. It's not ideal if you're planning to create a more intensive remodel, such as new floors, wall color, or changing up light fixtures.
Roomle is a interior design program and app available on Apple devices but you don't need to have an Apple to use their free online version. After you sign up and create a new plan, a tutorial video automatically pops up to show you how to use the program. It's easy and offers other features that you can use on your iPhone or iPad with their app version. The material and furniture catalog are current and provides a wide selection along with 3-dimensional views and tools. This is a good program to use, particularly if you own and like Apple products.
PlanYourRoom is a free online site that enables you to create a floor plan and add furniture templates. It's user friendly, offering you the ability to adjust the furniture dimensions to accommodate a piece you have or like to purchase.
However, when using PlanYourRoom, some features don't provide the items as the site claims. For example, clicking on an icon within the furniture template should provide more information about that piece of furniture but it doesn't; instead a window appears asking for the furniture's dimensions. Also, you can't add any wall or floor materials and are limited to two-dimensional drawings.
Limited Free Use Programs
Some programs start out free but limit you to a particular number of designs before payment is required.
Room Sketcher is a free online program where you can draw out your bedroom floor plan and pick furniture, paint color, flooring options and window treatments. Once you sign up for free you're limited to five projects, which is more than enough for a bedroom design or a few other rooms for future use. If you want to create more projects you can upgrade your subscription or purchase five more at $10. The furniture is up-to-date and they offer you details on where to purchase and find each piece online.
Homebyme is an online site and community that offers tools, which will help you draw a floor plan, pick furniture and materials, and consult an Interior Designer or ask others within the Homebyme community guidance in designing your bedroom. It's free to sign up and you receive three projects. After your first three are finished, it's $10 for two projects or you can purchase more extras, such as two realistic renderings for $10. This site is ideal to help you design your bedroom, particularly with their extensive library of furniture and materials.
Take Your Time Designing
Design software gives you the opportunity to play around with lots of layouts for your bedroom before you invest the time in buying or moving furniture around. Take your time and explore all the options available to you and receive inspiration through photos or bedroom design slideshows online. You never know just what design element you may find that really pulls your look together.