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This couch is awesome, but will it fit my living room? Do you know this situation? Buying a piece of furniture is always a risk. Wouldn’t it be helpful to see the furniture in your home before you buy? Now you can – at least if you are IKEA´s customer.

The Swedish retailer has launched an interesting app that is using augmented reality to place realistic looking furniture items exactly where you want them to be in your home.

Thanks to Ikea Place, customers can scan their room using the smartphone´s camera, select any of IKEA´s items and move it to where you want it to be. Based on the room dimension, the app will scale the products and giving you a perfect idea of whether or not the item will fit in your room.

In addition to the 3D modeling, IKEA Place has also a visual search feature which allows you take a picture of any furniture and help you find which IKEA product it is or shows you a similar product that IKEA sells.



The app is available on the App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android.