Try it Before You Buy it

Try it Before You Buy it


Got your heart on that plush beige sofa you saw in the furniture showroom last week, but wonder how would that go with your navy blue back wall. Or the wooden chest which looks absolutely gorgeous on the internet, will it still look attractive when placed in your contemporary style living room? There is no sure way to know but to actually keep those furniture pieces in your home and see for yourself. But once you have made the purchase there’s very little you can do in case you don’t like the actual thing placed in your house.

But technology is, as always, at your service. With virtual reality or augmented reality being the new tech thing soon to become a trend, the way we see, buy and experience things is going to change forever.

What exactly is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is a concept which uses different technologies and softwares to create virtual environment that give the user a real like experience. People can sense, explore and in many cases even interact with these virtual environments.

Source: http://designtaxi.com/news/359753/IKEA-Augmented-Reality-2014-Catalog-Lets-You-See-Furniture-In-Your-Home/faq/

Source: http://designtaxi.com/news/359753/IKEA-Augmented-Reality-2014-Catalog-Lets-You-See-Furniture-In-Your-Home/faq/

How can it be a part of Home Design?

While architects and interior designers have started using virtual reality based models to serve their customers in a better way, many companies and brands are trying to utilize this concept in a more user friendly manner. Few website and mobile apps now come with distinctive feature where home owner can scan a particular space of his house, drag a piece of furniture from the app’s catalog and place it virtually in the part of their house where they wish to. Not only does this gives the user an idea of whether the furniture piece they intend to buy goes along with their overall home décor or not, but they also get the sense of space and size of the furniture piece.

Source: http://deanstechtrends.blogspot.in/2015/02/augmented-reality-shopping.html

Source: http://deanstechtrends.blogspot.in/2015/02/augmented-reality-shopping.html

How will it help users?

In simple terms, virtual reality will let users make smart and more calculated choices about their home design. They would no longer need to buy furniture or dome décor items based on idea and a mental picture. But they will be enabled to actually try the product before they buy it. And if the product doesn’t seem very appealing, they can always pick another one.

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