Decorate your home with AR

The Ikea Place app uses augmented reality to let users place virtual furniture in their rooms to see if it fits before buying.
The Ikea Place app uses augmented reality to let users place virtual furniture in their rooms to see if it fits before buying.PHOTO: IKEA

Furniture dealers in the United States are using augmented reality to let customers see what an item will look like in their homes before buying it

NEW YORK • The new furniture showroom might be your own living room.

Growing interest and investment in augmented-reality (AR) technology are starting to give shoppers an ability to see what a couch, console or coffee table will look like in their homes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2018, with the headline 'Decorate your home with AR'. Print Edition | Subscribe