Furniture shopping can be stressful.
You see a sofa you like but you forgot to measure your living room before you set out and you’re not sure that it’ll fit or suit your crusty old living room.
Do you buy it and risk having to arrange a swap? Or do you head home empty handed after wasting an entire day in a child-infested furniture store?
It’s a Hobson’s choice – but one which mercifully you won’t have to make in the future.
Because IKEA is launching a new app that’ll allow you to try out furniture in your home before you buy it.
IKEA Place will allow prospective buyers to preview how beds, chairs and storage units will look in a room simply by pointing their camera at the space they want to fill.
The app will then superimpose an accurately scaled image of the product into view.
It’s going to be available as part of Apple’s iOS 11 update in October, which will come with Apple ARKit – a handheld augmented reality playing field.
Finally, no more wasted trips to IKEA and no more ill-fitting future.
Feng shui lives on.