5 Best Free Interior Design Software for Beginners for Windows

Here is a list of best free interior design software for beginners for Windows. These interior design software are very easy and intuitive in terms of working. You can effortlessly plan interior of your house using these software. The best thing about these software is that these provide well categorized components to decorate interior of various sections of your house. These software also provide some beautiful sample interior projects which you can use as reference. Hence, these are handpicked software for beginners to design home interior.

In all of these, you need to create a floor plan and then add interior accessories to it. The interior accessories include kitchen cabinets, living room component, bathroom accessories, bedroom objects, fireplace, painting, etc. You can even decorate various lights and add staircases to your plan. All of these provide both 2D and 3D modes to design and view home interior. You can save the created design in formats like SVG, PDG, PNG, etc.

My favorite Interior Design Software for Beginners for Windows:

Sweet Home 3D is my favorite interior design software for beginners. It is the most intuitive and easy to use home design software in this list. You can also export output interior design in multiple formats in it.

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Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is a free open source home and interior design software. It is extremely easy to use which makes it appropriate for the beginners. Plus, it can be used by professionals too as it is a feature rich home design software. You just need to create a floor plan and then import various interior accessories to the plan and create a desired home. It provides both 2D and 3D views simultaneously. While you can edit and view your design in 2D mode, you can view and navigate through the design in 3D. It provides both aerial plus virtual visit options in 3D.

In it, you can find few dedicated sections like Bathroom, Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Rooms, etc. You can decorate interior of various rooms of a home using these sections. You can find various objects to design interior including kitchen cabinets, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, cooker, sink, clothes washer, bath, fitted bath, shower, toilet unit, washbasin, bed, sofa, chairs, fireplace, TV, laptop, piano, aquarium, etc. It also lets you add various staircases in your plan. Additionally, you get to plan interior lights also, such as lamps, spotlight, floor uplight, wall uplight, halogen light source, etc.

The 2D view of created interior design can be exported as SVG file or can also be printed. Also, in 3D view, you can create a movie of home interior which can be exported as MOV file. The 3D view can be saved as PNG image too.

All in all, it is one of the best free interior design software for beginners as well as professionals. It provides a few sample home projects too which can be viewed and modified.


DreamPlan is another free interior design software for beginners. It is quite an easy software to plan interior of a house for beginners. You can design home interior in both 2D (blueprint/rendered) and 3D views. Apart from creating homes from scratch, it also provides few sample designs to use as reference. Plus, it provides a dedicated Interior section with interior components on the toolbar. These components include cabinets, furniture, appliances, electronics, lighting, plumbing, etc. You can even paint interior walls with a desired texture and color. An option to download and import more interior content from online is also available in it.

You can start by creating a floor plan which is quite easy. All the related tools are available in the Building module, like wall, window, doors, floors, ceilings, roof, etc. Then, go to Interior tab and drag and drop interior objects, edit their properties, and place them accordingly. After you are done with creating interior design, you can directly print it.

Note: It is free for non-commercial use only.

Live Home 3D

Live Home 3D is a home and interior design app for beginners for Windows 10. In it, you can design a floor plan and then design home interior accordingly. You can find some beautiful sample projects in it which you can modify as you want. In the left panel, you can access all available components to decorate the interior of a house. These include appliances, bathroom accessories, armchairs, chairs, fireplaces, lamps, kitchen components, sofas, tables, wallpapers, cupboards, wardrobes, doors, fence, stairs, etc. Just drag and drop objects to your floor plan and place them accordingly.

It provides Inspector (to adjust object properties, material, etc.), 2D plan view, and 3D view tabs to design a home. You get various options in 3D view to look and navigate through the interior design including fly around selected point, choose which way you walk, look around from current position, etc. You can setup camera parameters and then export 3D view of interior design as PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or BMP image file.

Note: In the free version of Live Home 3D, saving a project is disabled and the output image contains watermark. It provides a paid version which removes these limitations and contains many more advanced features.

Planner 5D

Planner 5D is a simple Windows 10 app for beginners to design home interior. A few sample homes with interior designs are provided in it which can be used and modified accordingly. To start from scratch, it provides various construction objects to create a home plan like rooms, windows, arch, partitions, stairs, doors, roofs, etc. You can then decorate rooms with desired accessories which include beds, storage, tables, chairs, bathroom accessories, electrical appliances, kitchen components, mirror, fireplaces, paintings, vases and flowers, clocks, and many more. You can view and edit design in both 2D and 3D view modes. It lets you save interior design in the app only. But, you can share your interior designs as BMP images with people via Mail, OneNote, etc.

Envisioneer Express

Envisioneer Express is another free home and interior design software which is suitable for beginners. You can create a floor plan for a house and decorate its interior with various accessories. All of floor plan creation tools and interior components can be accessed from Insert menu. For example, walls, doors, windows, openings, room divisions, stairs/ramps, cabinets, appliances, electronics, interior furniture, interior lightings, plumbing fixtures, etc. You can also use Measure and Query/Location Element tools while designing home. It provides both 2D and 3D views to make adjustment and view your home. You can print the interior design, but it contains a watermark.

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