Want to try Modsy for yourself? Use code DOMESTIC20 to get 20% off a design package!
Today I have a sponsored post for a product that I know y’all are going to LOVE. I personally think it’s amazing and can’t wait to tell you all about it. So what is it? Well, it’s Modsy.
Modsy is a personalized home design solution that utilizes 3D visualization technology to let you try on furniture before you buy it. You can see the space, try out products from hundreds of online retailers, and make an informed and confident decision about everything in it. It’s basically a dressing room for your house, but without the harsh lighting that makes every dimple and stretch mark look like the main attraction.
A few weeks ago Modsy contacted me to see if I’d like to review their service, and I jumped at the opportunity. I chose to experiment on my very unfinished and underfurnished master bedroom, and check out the design…
Y’all…I can’t even. It looks SO REAL. It’s my bedroom, exactly how I imagined it, but finished. There are no questions about what will look good, or questions about scale or color….Modsy takes out all the guesswork, risk, and analysis paralysis. It’s just so satisfying to see my finished room.
If you remember, a while ago I posted my inspiration pics for what I want this room to be, here is that image…
That is something I created myself, it took me forever and is literally the very best I can do. It’s embarrassing to look at now and doesn’t really give you the feel for the room or give me any confidence in the furniture I was choosing. This, however, does…
So let me tell you a little about the process.
First thing I did was take a design quiz (so that Modsy could better understand my style), and then I sent them a couple of room measurements and pictures of the space. Here are some of the pictures I sent… and as you can plainly see, they are terrible.
Then I waited a few days while they made a digital rendering of my bedroom, and then I received these two designs –
I was seriously SO blown away when I got these back, they are incredibly lifelike. I can’t show you in this post, but when you get your designs you can actually walk around in them, almost like a virtual reality. They even got the vault in my ceiling perfect. I had told them that the room was unfinished, so they would need to add a wood floor and ceiling, plus one day we were going to add a gas fireplace, likely brick. And then, BAM, there it was…straight out of my head an in 3D on my computer screen. So awesome.
I talked with the designer about what I liked in the rooms and that I wanted to change, and that’s when design three happened…
I had them add in the media center that is currently in our living room (its a DIY, here is the post about it), a barn door over the bathroom, and a
future laundry chair reading chair in the corner. I also really wanted something with a leather headboard and changed it to this bed from CB2.
Then, I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and went in and fiddled with it myself. You do not have to have a designer do all the work, you are free to go in and try out as many different things as you want. I found the software very easy to use and I had a ton of fun trying out all sorts of different options. I kinda want to work there actually, haha. Anyway, design four…
I switched beds in this design (and a few other things), the previous headboard was so thick that it made the walkway teeny tiny, (so good to know before you buy!) and I added in this one instead –
This one fits the space much better (though for some reason I couldn’t get the leather cushions to show up on the model, but they’re the best part). I think my favorite part about this program is that when you put something in your space, it goes in to scale. That’s HUGE, because it doesn’t matter how pretty something is, if it doesn’t fit it’s not going to work.
Here is the room from the top down…
Isn’t that amazing? I also like that you can purchase all the products right through Modsy, each design you do is saved with a list of everything in it. You can buy what you want, or nothing, or hunt down similar items secondhand. Below you will find links to everything in my final design, just scroll to the right and click on any items that you would like to know more about (and if you liked any items from one of the first three designs just drop me a comment and I will find you a link).
Alright, so now for the burning question…how much does it cost? The price for a room is $69, which includes a 3D model of your room (with 360-degree room visualization), two custom designs and unlimited design revisions, complimentary personal shopping service, and a $20 credit toward merchandise. You can also use the code DOMESTIC20 to receive 20% off a Modsy design package, which brings the price down to about $55.
I think $55 is a very reasonable price to pay for confidence in the furniture you are buying, and I will probably use Modsy to design my living room next. I’ve already bought a few items for it, but I need a couch and have my heart set on a leather sectional (or at least I think I do?). Those things are expensive though and I don’t want to mess it up, because whatever we buy we will probably live with for the next decade, love it or not.