My New Favorite Tool For Room Design Planning

An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home.

This post is sponsored by Modsy.

I should start this post with a big giant “nerd alert” banner. Because back when I was a teenager, I used to be obsessed with playing The Sims simply for designing the houses.

I couldn’t care less if all of my characters “died” so long as I had a million dollars and could decorate the rooms.

So whenever I see the 3D room design rendering tools on all of the HGTV shows, I think, “I could seriously just play with that program all day and be thoroughly entertained.”

And then I stumbled upon this website called Modsy that made all of my nerdy little designer dreams come true. If you’ve never heard of it, Modsy is a personalized home design tool that uses 3D visualization technology to let you try on furniture in rooms of your own home before you buy it.

(Psst… there’s a coupon code at the bottom of this post: BLESSER20)

I’d been seeing it pop up on Facebook for months and finally decided to take the plunge because there was this one room in our house that has left me stumped ever since we moved in… our breakfast nook.

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 It’s just a weird room. Because it is a really small room with four doorways that all get used constantly throughout the day connecting our garage, our laundry room, our kitchen, and our living room.

And yet we use it all the time for pretty much all of our meals as a family when we’re home, so it has to be functional.

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I stuck an old wooden table in the space when we first moved in just to get by for a while, and after puppy training last year, the rug that was once here bit the dust. So it’s been desperate for an overhaul.

To get some help from Modsy, I walked around the room and snapped some quick photos with my cell phone and uploaded them to the website. Nothing fancy or photographer-y. 😉

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Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

I submitted measurements of the space and filled out a questionnaire along with a style finder quiz that was so eye-opening! Turns out my style is called “Refined Rustic” with a mix of sophisticated, minimal, comfort, and a touch of modern Scandinavian. I had no idea (which I’ve mentioned before because I’m a rather lost designer wannabe).

(You can take the style quiz here. That, all on its own, was really helpful.)

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I waited a few days while the pros worked their magic, and I received two design ideas in my inbox with a couple of furniture layout ideas, color schemes, and decor selections… and the 3D images blew. my. mind!

Both designs were slightly more modern than my usual style, so I was able to ask for a revision with a more traditional touch and received two more additional designs to try out too.

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Isn’t that crazy?! I geeked out. (But I warned you about The Sims obsession, so you shouldn’t be surprised.)

The guesswork was all done for me, and I’m so ready to tackle this room that has bugged me since Day 1 in this house.

When you receive your designs, Modsy provides a list of all of the sources they used so that you can shop for any of the pieces you like and get a discount through their website.

So now I have to ask, which design do you like best?

Design 1

Design 1 with the bench seating against the wall?

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Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

Design 2

Design 2 with the round table in the middle and a modern pendant light?

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Design 3

Design 3 with a brass light fixture and more traditional mirror in place of the modern art?

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Design 4

Or Design 4 with a more traditional table?

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Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

They include a birds eye view too, which helps so much in figuring out the layout. They even got our floor vent in the right spot. Sorcery, I tell you.

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Modsy.com | An online 3D design rendering tool to help you plan furniture layouts and decor to fit your own personal style using images of your own home. #interiordesign #roomplanning #furniturelayout #roomlayout #designlayout

What’s your vote? Design 1, 2, 3, 0r 4?

If you want to try out Modsy for yourself, you can click here and use the coupon code BLESSER20 to get 20% off the Multi, Premium, or Classic design packages.

I hope it helps, if you have a stumper room like we do!

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114 Comments

  1. I Ike’s Design 4, although the lighting choice seems outside the box for you. Excited to see what you choose – love your style and your blog!

    1. I agree; the lighting leans a bit more modern then what I normally choose. It’s given me some direction though. I hadn’t thought of a brass chandelier with arms, but I’m loving that look the best with a design that will lean a tad more traditional I think. Thank you so much!!

  2. Wow! That’s super impressive! Room layouts and functionality are so tricky sometimes. Love what they came up with. My favorites are #2 and #4. I like the round table options much better. Love that console table too!

  3. I like Design 1. It has more of a Scandanavian feel to it which speaks to my design heart more than the others. Plus it allows you to have additional storage/display shelving if you need it. The other designs are also great, except for the lighting. I don’t like the lighting in Design 2. It is the only thing I see when I look at the photo. I like the brass lighting with the contemporary rustic table in Design 3 but don’t like it at all with Design 4 and the traditional table. You couldn’t go wrong with any of these designs and when you put your own flair on any of them, I am sure it will be beautiful.
    What a great tool! Thanks for sharing it. I’m heading over to check it out!

  4. I am voting for design 3. I find the shape of that table is tying it all together compared to the one in design 4. But of what I have seen of your house so far I think 4 would be more fitting. This is a hard one …good luck with deciding!

  5. I like design 2 but I think design 4 will fit your style best and look amazing in your home.
    Thank you for the design style quiz link- it was right on! I got “Reclaimed Visionary” – combines INDUSTRIAL with RUSTIC and a touch of TRANSITIONAL. 🙂

  6. I picked number 4 before reading the previous comments and it looks unanimous so far! Can’t wait to see your decision. I’m not liking that light fixture; something a little more shabby chic for me. That thing reminds me of the Jetsons!

  7. I love this whole concept. I’m partial to design 3 – it’s just interesting, but design 1 seems really practical with all the doors and traffic. Anxious to hear which you like best!

  8. I like the first one with the bench. Since all 4 doors are used I feel it would keep you from dripping and bumping into the chairs.

  9. Design #4 gets my vote. It looks like you didn’t overthink it and it blends so well with the rest of your home decor. The traditional round table compliments your round kitchen counter stools and I love the simplicity of a mirror on a wall, as it doesn’t compete with your other wall decor. Also, the addition of a side board provides additional storage space and completes the room. Can’t wait to see what you decide, as I know it will be awesome!

    1. Yes! Totally agree with everything you said! I’m thinking the side board too because we do need a “drop zone” here. Our keys and bags get dropped on our existing breakfast table every day and it drives me batty!

  10. My biggest issue with any room is if the main walkway is blocked. In my breakfast nook I moved my large table in there, made a window seat and pushed the table against it. We now have seating for 10 people…in my breakfast nook which is 10×12. Now my back door that we use ALL THE TIME isn’t blocked by DR chairs that people never can push back in lol. Which was what happened when we had a small round table with 4 chairs in the middle of the room. So I think you should ask yourself what annoys you most about the room concerning the arrangement. Also try it both ways for a month and see which one fits your way of life.

  11. I liked 3 but then I saw 4 . . . And, put me on team 4!
    I have been looking at the Modsy site myself and now seeing your results may just move forward and give ’em a try. I think the name tends to make (made) me think they only do modern.

  12. Design 4! It seems to suit the rest of your house really well. The dark chairs balance out the dark doors.
    The other designs are nice, and I like some elements of each, bu love all of 4, and from what I see..I think it’s more you!

    1. I prefer the traditional table and the mirror, wit the table centered, but I don’t like any of that lighting. of course, that may just be me. lol I am gonna take that style quiz! 🙂

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