Free online tools for sketching or designing a bedroom are available on Planner.RoomSketcher.com and HomeStyler.com. Users can create 2-D and 3-D designs with either tool.
RoomSketcher offers drawing from scratch or importing a blueprint to use. A comprehensive help system contains step-by-step instructions. Users can select properties such as wall thickness and features such as doors, windows and stairs. To select bedroom flooring, the user selects the material and clicks on the bedroom and can then adjust the floor's properties from a dialog box. Furniture is added by selecting, dragging and dropping each item into place. Users can take snapshots of the room from various angles and create 3-D photos from them.
AutoDesk HomeStyler has a drag-and-drop interface for designing a room. Users build a room by dragging a room shape onto a grid, adding curved and angled walls, doors, windows, interior walls and other architectural features. Decorating is also drag-and-drop. Users can select from name brands such as Mythic and Sherwin Williams paint, then select a color palette from which to choose a wall color. Other wall covering options are wallpaper and surfacing materials such as wood paneling and brick.. Flooring, art, lighting and electronics are available to add. Furniture can be inserted into the room, and users can design outside landscaping.