When they say the future is here, augmented reality makes for the most compelling reason. As one of the most prominent and fastest growing technologies, AR is becoming more and more widespread with new applications being added daily. From healthcare and automotive industry to retail, arts, manufacturing, military, and many others, augmented reality has already become an integral part of different industries’ daily practice. The art world may even be at the forefront of benefits when it comes to common public use of this futuristic approach, and home design has never been more fun and creative with the employ of AR. It is simply a match made in heaven. Here’s how you can – and should – use augmented reality to design the interior of your dream home.
New Dimension, New Reality
Even though augmented reality is still mostly associated with games and entertainment industry, this revolutionary technology has proven to be not only helpful but even essential, in a wide variety of uses. Combined with today’s smartphones which are equipped with GPS, camera and AR capability, augmented reality is here to stay, and it’s on the rise. Essentially, this technology combines virtual reality with the real world imagery in the form of a live video which is digitally enhanced by computer-generated graphics. As a result, we are given an entirely new dimension of insight which is open for experimentation, testing, customization, and realization of almost anything we imagine.
Augmented Reality and Interior Design
Interior design can be an art form itself, creating a space where furniture, art, functionality, and aesthetics coexist in harmony is not an easy task. Not only does it require a keen eye for details and sensibility for the overall impression, but to design the perfect interior you need the right tools.
Up until recently, we had to double-check all the measurements, check if every element of furniture would fit, make sure every piece of art had its proper place, and simply hope that in the end everything would somehow fall into place and work out the way we imagined it. And often, unfortunately, that wouldn’t be the case. Designing something on paper or in our heads isn’t always how it would turn out. Sure, there have been different programs and software options where you could test it all out virtually before switching to the physical solutions, but even that would often require additional expertise, time and money. Anyone who ever played the popular video game The Sims might remember the hours invested in building, creating and sorting out the perfect fictional home for your virtual character. Well, now, you can do all of that and more in real life with the simple use of augmented reality.
How does it work? Easy with ARTSEE!
Augmented reality may sound complicated and daunting at first, you’re probably picturing some 3D digital animations which take hours of practice to learn how to move and do what you want them to do, but have no fear, ARTSEE is here! The app allows you to take pictures of blank walls you’d like to see filled with art, and don’t worry, the shooting and sizing of the walls are made super easy, then, you get to the art choosing. ARTSEE partner galleries offer a huge variety of available artworks right in the app!
The Gallery Directory is constantly expanding to include the best and most prominent artists from all over the world. With a simple swipe of your finger, you can add your favorite paintings to your personal Library. From there, you simply select the desired artwork and place it on your wall, easy as that. You can change the position, choose a different scale, or even check out how it would look like with a different color of your wall, and you don’t even have to lift a paintbrush.
You’re looking for something specific in mind and can’t find it in the ARTSEE Gallery Directory? Just let your favorite gallery know that it is very easy for them to join us and get on board. Or, you can simply head out to the gallery or art fair, take a picture of the art piece you like with the camera on your device, upload it to ARTSEE, fill in the essential information, and boom! You can see it on your wall.
Try Before You Buy – See Your Art in Your Home with ARTSEE
More and more furniture retailers, home décor stores, and different shops are including AR into their services. It is proving to be a priceless addition for both the buyer and seller. So, if you can use augmented reality to place a 350-pound couch in your room without a lift of a finger, why shouldn’t you hang up that painting you love so much above your bed and see how it looks like before actually buying it? After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and until you see it how you envisioned it, you can’t really know for sure.
Share your visualizations and ideas with your family, friends, roommates, ask for their opinion and input before hammering the nail into the wall. You think an art piece would look better in a different setting? No problems, try it out in the app and save yourself time, money and stress before you can be certain you made just the right choice. Looking to create an entire wall dedicated to your favorite artwork? Better visualize it first and make sure everything works well together. ARTSEE app allows you to create different combinations in different scenarios, you have all the control at your fingertips, be the ultimate designer and make your dreams come true.
Whether you’re just starting to build your new home, or renovating your old space, ARTSEE and augmented reality will change the way you look at things. This is the perspective you’ve been missing, try it out – you can download the ARTSEE app for your iOS device here.