Sweet Home 3D – Best free interior design application for Win, Mac, Lin

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Sweet Home 3D is a free, open-source and cross-platform (written in Java) interior aided design software from France. It can help you design and decorate your furniture on a 2D house plan, and allows to preview the whole panorama of the decoration layout with 3D perspective.

If have a ready room plan on hand, you can import it into the Sweet Home 3D as the background, after setting the proportion, you can directly draw the walls according to the existing content. Meantime, any changes made to the plan will be displayed in the 3D view in real time, in this case you can view the realistic rendering at any time.

// Key Features //

  • Draw straight, round or sloping walls precisely
  • Insert doors and windows by dragging
  • Add furniture from a searchable and extensible catalog
  • Changeable color, texture, size, thickness, location and orientation
  • Simultaneously view your  home in 3D
  • Annotate the plan with room areas, dimension lines, texts and more
  • Create photorealistic images and videos
  • Import home blueprint
  • Print and export files in standard file formats
  • Extendable features
  • Multiple languages
  • Run it under Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris, or use its online version
  • Design homes for free
  • And more…

// System Requirements //

// Official Demo Video //

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Sweet Home 3D Paid Edition multilingual portable full versions (integrated with Java and the latest collection of furniture models & textures) for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit.

// Tips //

  • To cover a surface with a texture that repeats itself like a wall pattern, prefer choosing a seamless texture
  • To avoid reducing Sweet Home 3D performances, do not import images with a large resolution (generally, 256 x 256 pixels images already give good results). If you have to reduce the resolution of an image, you should prefer a better JPEG quality over a larger resolution
  • If Sweet Home 3D refuses to import some of the ZIP files proposed on these sites, please unzip them first

// Related Links //

The following sites offer some free texture images supported by the texture import wizard of Sweet Home 3D:

Archive textures (very large choice)
Plain textures (a large choice of textures but not all of them are seamless)
CG Textures (a large choice of textures but not all of them are seamless)
Webtreats (some nice seamless textures)
Rendertextures (a large choice of textures but most of them aren’t seamless)
Blender for Architecture (interesting for sky textures)
Free the models (nice textures made by Sweet Home 3D contributor)
Museum Textures (nice choice of textures with a few seamless ones)
Alterlinks (a few simple textures)
Hongkiat.com (wood textures, most of them aren’t seamless)
WDL (wall pattern textures)

The following sites offer also some free 3D models in OBJ, DAE, KMZ or 3DS formats supported by the furniture import wizard of Sweet Home 3D:

Trimble 3D Warehouse (a big choice of models in KMZ and Collada format)
Resources.blogscopia (free well designed models shown also here)
ArchiBit Generation (various well designed models)
Free the models (furniture tested in Sweet Home 3D)
Archive3D (many models but some of them can’t be imported in Sweet Home 3D)
Model3D.biz (various models, but a few models can’t be imported)
Kolo (bathroom furniture)
ODG8 (a few models of furniture available in the market)
Creative-3D.net (100+ importable furniture, but monochrome)
Klicker (a few chairs and trees)
Baumgarten Enterprises (a few interesting models, generally for industrial purpose)
3DPlants.com (a lot of plants but without colors, except for the Plant of the month)
3D Meshes Research Database (many simple models but some of them can’t be imported in Sweet Home 3D)

* About Trimble 3D Warehouse, 3D models in KMZ format can be imported in Sweet Home 3D from version 4.4. Models only available in SKP/SketchUp format can be easily converted to DAE/Collada format by choosing File > Export > 3D Model… menu item in the free version of SketchUp.

// Download URLs //

License Version Type Size
Freeware Latest  (mir) n/a
All Models & Textures Collection (***)
Universal v1.7.1/v1.2 158 MB

*** All the latest versions of model and texture collections have been included in the official portable versions.

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