Use home design software to communicate your ideas to your clients in 3D.
As you become an interior designer you will need to communicate your ideas to your clients. In order to do this, I suggest you use home design software and on this page you will learn how to download this software to your computer right now if you wish.
When you are first learning interior design principals and how to design homes, it makes the process easier if you can actually seen how pieces of furniture fit together and how moving one piece of furniture can have a vastly different feel and look to a room. Software programs can do this for you without all the hard work of lifting furniture.
This also helps you when you are trying to communicate to your clients. It helps to show them if you move the sofa here the room will look cut off but if you move it here, look how it opens up for you. This is a huge benefit for you as a designer. You will be able to show your interior designs in a 3D format.
We would like to make recommendations for the best downloadable, 3D software or program. When I first got started in this business, I purchased and learned AutoDesk's AutoCAD. This is a huge program and it took me 3 months just to learn basic commands for this software. For the beginner my recommendation is to select software that will allow you to quickly and easily pull rooms and designs together.
3D Home Architect® Home Design Deluxe 6 is a newer version of a program I purchased years ago. I loved it because it made my job as a designer so much easier. I could use it to see different layouts and what I didn't like in a room. I could print out 3D looks of the plans for my clients as well.
When you use this program to design your client's homes, you will be able to add colors and textures, various fabrics, artwork, lamp styles, furniture heights and lots of various other features. When you can look at all of this together you can make determinations if you want to add something or take it away before you make your interior design recommendations to your clients.
When I first purchased this program I couldn't download it from the Internet. This is a huge feature and one I am very excited about. The first link below is the link to download it from the Internet. If you don't want to download and prefer to have disks of the software, the second link will allow you to do this. The last link you will find is for another program that moves beyond basic interior design and allows you to work in garden areas as well as interior details.