Rooms By You – On-Demand Home Décor Customization
We are loving this new wave of professional-grade DIY services (remember this article that covered on-demand marketplaces). So empowering. If you’re like us, you will also love to hear about this service: RoomsbyYou.com, an on-demand customization marketplace for the textile side of home décor. Customers choose from a variety of fabrics to create their item(s) of choice. Once the choices are made, the company manufactures the order on-demand in San Francisco.
Currently, 11 designers over offer 90 collections of colors, patterns and prints to create endless mix-and-match combinations. Customizable products include duvets, shams, decorative pillows, dog beds, bean bag chairs, curtain panels, lamp shades, wall art, storage units, crib linens, baby blankets and totes.
The 3D customization tool is fun to use (careful, just like polyvore.com and looklet.com, this may become addictive) and will help non-designers to better visualize the room. Staged in all-white, the room can be decorated by a drag & drop action that places the fabric of choice on the particular object. Items are priced automatically and listed in a shopping list where customers can choose to buy the item or delete it from the list. Here’s a video on how it all works.
Another exciting possibility is for users to provide their own designs and have bedding or other decorative items custom made. Couldn’t find that perfect lampshade or window curtain panel? Create it! Or, imagine the bean bag covered in the college or team emblem or the throw pillow sent to grandma with the grandchildren’s artwork on it… Great gift ideas.
Rooms by You began with baby rooms and then moved on to kids and teen rooms. We can expect “adult” bedrooms and studio rooms (think college students) to be launched next. Very much looking forward to that!