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Interior Design Presentations: The Secret to Winning More Clients

As an interior designer, creating interior design presentations that communicate just how you’ll realize a prospective client’s vision will help you land and ultimately manage projects so you can do more of what you love.

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Linda White

It’s often said that a picture tells a thousand words, which is certainly true with interior design presentations.  When your clients see your vision for their project, they’re sure to get excited, and together you’ll be able to finetune the final design.

What Should an Interior Design Presentation Include?

Types of Interior Design Presentations

There are numerous ways to share your design vision with prospective clients, including the following:

Mood Boards

A mood board helps communicate your vision through a collage of images, textures, color palettes, typography, description words, and floor plans. They should represent the look, feel, and emotion you want to achieve, so not every image or sample has to be related to interior design. Pictures of nature, for example, might work.

You can create a physical mood board with a simple foam board and samples inviting clients to see, touch and feel the materials you recommend. Another option is to use graphic design software like the RoomSketcher App to make a digital mood board that can easily be shared with your client and others.

Interior design mood board presentation


Hand-drawn sketches were once the cornerstone of interior design presentations, but many fear they’re becoming a lost art. Yes, they’re being replaced by 3D renderings, but they can still be helpful in communicating a project’s general direction and formulating ideas while you experiment with various options and proportions. 

You may even carry a notebook and pencil with you so you can do a quick sketch when inspiration strikes. Because poorly-drawn sketches might confuse rather than inspire prospective clients, many interior designers rely on them as part of their development process. Still, they don’t necessarily share them with clients past an initial meeting.

Sketch of bathroom design

3D Renderings

With photorealistic 3D rendering presentations, you can take your clients on a virtual tour around their future space and bring fine details of the project to life by zooming in on a specific section of the rendering. You can offer more than one vision and develop ideas in collaboration with clients in real time, allowing you to make better design decisions more quickly and ensuring you’re both satisfied with the final design.

RoomSketcher Scandinavian Bathroom Style

Top Tip

With a RoomSketcher Pro subscription, you can generate sophisticated 3D interior design presentations – quickly, easily, and affordably.

Many clients can select finishes and items they like but struggle to visualize them in a space. That’s why so many interior designers agree that 3D renderings are the most powerful of all interior design presentation tools. Here are some reasons why:

Steps to Create a Professional Interior Design Presentation

There are lots of reasons why hiring an interior designer is worth it. Often, people need someone to identify a space’s potential and/or pain points and then provide creative solutions that are functional and pleasing to the eye. The following steps will help you create presentations that show clients just how you’ll do that:

1. Sketch your initial design concept

The first step to creating a dynamic interior design presentation is to sketch your initial design concepts for each area clients want to be revamped. Draw a basic layout of the space, make note of its dimensions, and add comments that will help guide the remainder of your design process.

Floor plan sketch

2. Draw a 3D floor plan

The next step is to create the floor plan using RoomSketcher. No technical training is required, so you can get started straight away and draw your floor plan in minutes. RoomSketcher generates a virtual 3D model of your floor plan as you draw.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to see your project in 3D at the click of the click of a button, thanks to state-of-the-art rendering and 3D visualization technology.

3 bedroom house plan

Top Tip

With RoomSketcher, create 3D Floor Plans to your liking. Choose to show all furniture or just fixed installations and add labels such as room names and measurements. Once you’ve landed on a signature style that reflects your brand, save your settings to create a unique template available to everyone in your company.

3. Furnish and decorate each room

Next, furnish and decorate your floor plan with furniture, fixtures, appliances, and accessories in the RoomSketcher Product Library, which contains more than 7,000 brand-name and generic items. RoomSketcher Pro gives you exclusive access to our complete product library, which includes even more customizable furniture, fixtures, appliances, and accessories.

bedroom planner furniture

4. Highlight fabrics, colors, and materials

Our complete materials library also includes additional options for floors, walls, and ceilings, as well as a full selection of finishes for appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The Replace Materials feature, available with a paid subscription, allows you to change finishes easily. Consider adding labels to help your clients better understand each space and your choices.

plan bedroom colors and materials

5. Add product!

The right accessories inject style and personality into a space while synchronizing and balancing other design elements, taking your project to the next level.

As you know, there’s an art to displaying treasured valuables and collections, creating gallery walls, arranging sofa pillows, and so on. RoomSketcher allows you to add and remove accessories and furnishings until the space is flawless. 

Interior design 3D

Top Tip

Brand your floor plans by including your logo, company name, and colors for a professional touch. Download your floor plans on a letterhead with a logo and custom disclaimer text to complete the look.

Project letterhead 22 Seaview 2D Floor Plan blue

6. Share and collect feedback

RoomSketcher automatically creates a professional Project Presentation that you can easily share with others. Simply email the Project Presentation link to your client and other design team members, including the project manager, or post it on social media accounts like Twitter or Facebook to draw followers and drum up business. 

Recipients will receive an engaging presentation that includes Floor Plans, Live 3D, 3D Photos, and the furniture used in the project. Whether meeting clients in person or remotely, you can view different options and change dynamically. Update your project presentation at the click of a button with RoomSketcher instant correction and fast premium rendering. That’s productive!

RoomSketcher Project Presentation

7. Create 3D Photos that wow clients

An easy-to-use camera tool lets you take 3D Snapshots of any part of your design as if you were standing in the room. Create and save multiple snapshots to compare and present different design options. Upgrade key snapshots at the click of a button to create stunningly realistic 3D Photos sure to impress clients.

RoomSketcher App Live 3D camera mode

Create Better Interior Design Presentations Beginning Today

As an interior designer, you take pride in creating spaces that will positively impact the happiness and well-being of the people who use them. Engaging and well-organized interior design presentations help you develop your vision and improve your chances of landing projects so you can do just that.

Take your Interior Design Presentations to the next level with RoomSketcher!

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