Gone are the days when getting your home or office to look just perfect was a headache; rushing from one store to another only to find a limited type of furniture, and interior designers suggesting you with things you can’t imagine in front of you.
The need of interior designing has reached its peak now that the spaces are very small and need to be organized efficiently. Good interior designing is not just about putting up everything required but also developing an environment that creates the perfect mood. It can transform a house into a beautiful home, an office into a cool workstation people love working at, a simple restaurant into an attractive hang out spot.
A lot of interior designing start-ups are emerging online that have changed the game and made everything easier for the consumer. People can now surf online all kinds of furniture, colour palettes for walls, floor covering, and basically, everything that comes under ‘interior designing’.
Let’s have a look at some start-ups offering interior designing services:
Livspace.com claims to give you “Perfect interiors for your complete home”. Currently serving in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Noida, Delhi and Mumbai; it has connected e-commerce with real-time designers and made its services reliable. It connects you with an expert design team and provides you with online templates for kitchen, wardrobe, furniture, décor, storage in 3D or 360-degree pictures so you can explore better. It also offers flooring, wall treatments, ceiling and civil work online itself. Started only three years ago in 2014 by Anuj Srivastava, Ramakant Sharma and Shagufta Anurag, it is doing really well because of its innovative ideas.
India’s largest online marketplace for furniture and home décor, Pepperfry was founded in 2011 by Ambareesh Murty and Ashish Shah. The website offers a wide range of products, more than 95000 products to choose from, from furniture and décor to dining, electricals and kitchen supplies. Merchants can also sell on Pepperfry which enhances their business and creates good industrial relations. It covers more than 500 cities and its application offers AR (Augmented Reality) Features which highly improves customer’s experience.
Launched in July 2012 by Ashish Goel and Rajiv Srivatsa, UrbanLadder provides a vast variety of furniture like bookshelves, mattresses, coffee table, sofas, beds, wardrobes and more. It has 5000+ furniture designs.Its services are spread across 118 cities in India. It also has a mobile application with the interactive customer experience and personalized suggestions.
Furdo is different and stands out of the lot because it uses VR (Virtual Reality) to enhance the customer’s experience as their designed home can be viewed from every angle virtually before making decisions. Established in 2014 by Kiran Singh, Ishwar Sundararaman, and Arvind Singh; Furdo began as a 3D interior design firm which now claims to convert the virtual reality into reality in 60 days. It partners with interior designers and connects them with the customers. Its technology has given it an advantage over its competitors and proven that creativity can bring a startup on top. Other startups that also use VR include FlipSpaces and Enticing Decor.
Founded by IITB-IIMA duo Ajit Shegaonkar and Vikas Nair in 2014, StitchWood entered the league with its ‘customized’ services. They provide an online customization interface on which the customer can create their own designs of furniture and then Stitchwood gets it crafted for them. This is an interesting
and fresh way of enticing the consumer as sometimes they can never find the flawless design they are looking for but here, they can make it on their own.
There are many more startups like Homelane, Nestopia, HelpMeBuild that provide these services. All these start-ups have turned an aesthetic interior design from a dream to a reality for an average consumer. Since this industry has just surfaced online and is growing immensely, people can never be out of options to choose from.