Sweet Home 3D – A Free Interior Design Application for Linux


Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application which can help you to draw the plan of a house, arrange furnitures, items and see the result in 3D. It is Java based application and can run any Linux systems.

Sweet Home 3D recently released version 4.6 with improvements and bug fixes.

Sweet Home 3D Feature Summary and bug fixes

  • Draw straight, round or sloping walls
  • Insert doors and windows in walls by dragging them in the plan
  • Add furniture to the plan from a searchable and extensible catalog organized by categories such as kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom
  • Change color, texture, size, thickness, location and orientation of furniture, walls, floors and ceilings
  • While designing the home in 2D, simultaneously view it in 3D from an aerial point of view, or navigate into it from a virtual visitor point of view
  • Annotate the plan with room areas, dimension lines, texts and show the North direction with a compass rose
  • Create photorealistic images and videos with the ability to customize lights and control sunlight effect according to the time of day and geographic location
  • Import home blueprint to draw walls upon it, 3D models to complete default catalog, and textures to customize surfaces
  • Print and export PDFs, bitmap or vector graphics images, videos and 3D files in standard file formats
  • Extend the features of Sweet Home 3D with plug-ins programmed in Java, or by developing a derived version based on its Model View Controller (MVC) architecture

Version 4.6 Updates

  • Fixed printing of textured floors under Mac OS X with Java 7 / 8.
  • Fixed an issue on the 3D view displayed in a separate window on a second screen under Mac OS X with Java 7 / 8.
  • Fixed a crash in the furniture import wizard on some configurations running Mac OS X with Java 7 / 8.
  • Upgraded Java 3D version to 1.6.0-pre11 / JOGL 2.2.4 for the Mac OS X version run with Java 7 / 8.
  • Increased max memory used by Sweet Home 3D under Windows 64 bit.
  • Updated certificate used to signed programs.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

How to install – using Terminal

Download the latest files from below links:

Linux 32 Bit
Linux 64 Bit

After installation, extract the files.

Go to the extracted directory and run SweetHome3D using Java. Or go to the directory using terminal and execute via ./SweetHome3D

Note: SweetHome3D requires Java runtime. Make sure you have Java installed in your system. To install Java, run this from terminal: sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk


  • Type Sweet Home 3D in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • From menu, find it under Applications.
SweetHome3D Running in Ubuntu

SweetHome3D Running in Ubuntu


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using Sweet Home 3D, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

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