Interior design projects that don’t go well, or don’t happen at all, tend to have one thing in common: a failure of vision. You may fail to envision what you want, and do nothing. Or your vision, when completed, fails to match your fantasy. You live surrounded by your regret or spend even more to fix it.
But increasingly, technology offers ways to better visualize, say, how a costly couch would look in your living room or how a proposed kitchen renovation would come together. Virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D renderings are the latest tools designers and retailers are using to give clients a clearer vision of projects and purchases before they commit.