Kids Design Bedrooms With RoomSketcher
Recently we decided to move our two boys, ages 9 and 11, out of their shared bedroom and into their own rooms. RoomSketcher ended up being a key part of the whole process! We used RoomSketcher VIP for:
- The furniture layout. Each of my boys actually used RoomSketcher themselves to try out different layouts of their existing furniture. They found it easy and really fun!
- Sizing and color for new items. I was able to experiment with rug sizes and curtain colors to help me decide what I needed to purchase for each room.
- The actual move. I printed 2D floor plan/furniture layouts to give to each mover. They were amazed and pleased and the moving job took an hour less than expected (saving me money!)
Here’s a RoomSketcher 3D Photo of the bedroom design and one of the actual new bedrooms:
Follow along as I share the many ways RoomSketcher helped me and could help you too!
Create a Furniture Layout
I started by measuring the rooms that the kids would move into, then I quickly drew up the walls and added the windows and doors using RoomSketcher Home Designer.
I found furniture that was similar to ours in RoomSketcher, and dragged it into the drawing pane. I then clicked each item and used Properties to add the actual sizes of my kid’s furniture. I showed my kids how to drag furniture into a room and off they went! It was cool that we even found musical instruments in RoomSketcher (one of my boys is a cello player) and sports equipment (for my avid sportsman).
Make Various Room Designs
We found it handy to use the RoomSketcher Level (or Floor) feature. Once we had one furniture layout, we used New Level to create a copy of it and we were able to create several furniture placement options and easily look at each one.
Which Size Rug? What Color Curtain?
Now it was my turn to have fun. I dragged several rugs into the drawing pane, and used Properties to create various standard size rugs. Then I could try out the placement and size in the room. I also dragged in various color curtains to see how they look using Snapshots and then 3D Photos. Then it was off to the store for me!
Printing a Layout for the Movers
Once we had a design for each room, I created a 2D floor plan for each. Simply click the Floor Plans button in the top right menu. Then generate and print a 2D Floor Plan. Premium 2D Floor Plans are included with the RoomSketcher VIP subscription.
Here is a 3D Photo of the other bedroom design and the finished bedroom:
My boys enjoyed being part of the process and I was happy that the whole move went so smoothly.
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