What Are Some Good Programs for Interactive Room Planning?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine recommends My Deco 3D Room Planner and the Ikea Home Planner as good tools for interactive room planning. These sites allow users to enter their homes' dimensions and arrange representations of real products in their virtual homes.

The My Deco 3D Room Planner offers a catalog from which users can furnish and decorate their virtual homes. The Available for Purchase button on some items leads to a link where customers can purchase the item online. My Deco also offers an iPhone app where users can download 3-D versions of furniture already in their homes.

Ikea's Home Planner allows users to create a virtual plan for their homes using Ikea products, including flooring, lighting, furniture and decor. Users can print itemized lists of products in their room plans to use as shopping lists at Ikea stores.