I've been thinking, for a couple of months now, of refurnishing my place so that it feels more like, you know, home. If you know me, you won't be surprised to learn it's been a difficult process. Fortunately, I've now made (almost) all the necessary decisions, in part thanks to a nifty piece of software I've recently found: Sweet Home 3D. Using it, it was very easy to create a model of my room, filled with all the furniture I was interested in and then move it around to see how well it would work that way. The design is done in 2D: you draw the walls, create rooms, add furniture with specific dimensions (and possibly a colour or texture). From that design, Sweet Home 3D is able to generate a 3D view that's most helpful when trying to visualise the result. In two words: highly recommended.