Interactive Furniture Layout Using Interior Design Guidelines

Paul Merrell, Eric Schkufza, Zeyang Li, Maneesh Agrawala, and Vladlen Koltun Conditionally accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2011) We present an interactive furniture layout system that assists users by suggesting furniture arrangements that are based on interior design guidelines. Our system incorporates the layout guidelines […]


Paul Merrell,
Eric Schkufza,
Zeyang Li,
Maneesh Agrawala, and
Vladlen Koltun

Conditionally accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc.
SIGGRAPH 2011)

We present an interactive furniture layout system that assists users
by suggesting furniture arrangements that are based on interior
design guidelines. Our system incorporates the layout guidelines
as terms in a density function and generates layout suggestions by
rapidly sampling the density function using
a hardware-accelerated Monte Carlo sampler. Our results demonstrate that the suggestion generation functionality measurably increases the quality of furniture arrangements produced
by participants with no prior training in interior design.

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Eighteen participants arranged furniture in five rooms, starting
from initial disorganized configurations (a–e). Layouts produced
with and without suggestions were evaluated through blind pairwise
comparisons by professional interior designers (bottom). Results for
(a–d) indicate a statistically significant preference (p


Layouts produced by participants without (left) and with suggestions (right). From top to bottom: Living room a, living room b,
game room, piano room, living and dining room (click to enlarge images).

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