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Free Floor Plan Software
Roomle Review

Roomle is completely free and completely online (nothing to download). You can get it on your ipad too. No sign of an android version just yet but I suspect it won't be long. I'll sign up to their newsletter and let you know when I hear anything.


Roomle is based in Linz (Austria). Judging by their twitter icon 'folgen' means to follow. But Machen Sie sich keine Sorgen (don't worry), there's an english version of the software.

I think they make their cash by allowing firms to include their products on the platform and by charging businesses to have an installation of Roomle on their website featuring their products.

This Roomle review is part of the Free Floor Plan Software series.

Getting Started

To get started with Roomle you'll need to create an account (and there isn't an option to join through Facebook or Google).  It doesn't take long but the trend among other home design applications is that you get to mess around with the floor planner before you need to sign up.  This review will help you figure out if Roomle is right for you.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Homepage Roomle Homepage

Drawing a Floor Plan

Generally I found Roomle pretty user friendly.

To make the walls you need to click on the space and just move the cursor in which direction you want the wall. This makes it easier to make diagonal walls. The dimensions are automatically entered as you make the walls. However, to change the dimensions you have to click and drag the wall. If it's hard to get a precise measurement try zooming in.

You can work in cm or inches.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Ground Floor Roomle - Ground Floor Floor Plan

There's no cloning available in Roomle and starting from scratch for the first floor was a pain.  I searched and searched because I couldn't quite believe it wasn't there.  Please fix this Roomle.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle First Floor Roomle - First Floor Floor Plan

There's no option for curved walls in Roomle but you can work around that by using a bunch of small walls going round a curve.

Adding the doors, windows and stairs is pretty simple. You need to select the door, window or staircase and drag it onto the space. You can change the length or width of these items with the mouse. To change the position and height of the windows you need to double click on the window and enter the exact amount.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Ground Floor Doors and Windows Ground Floor Doors and Windows

Roomle automatically calculates the room areas for you.

Putting in the Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings

Adding the furniture is a simple mouse drag onto the open space. However, I find that the variety was sort of limited. Looking at the electronics tab it was hard to find a simple LCD tv! Later I realized that the LCD tv’s were available under the “Samsung" tab. There was a grand piano available though!

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Ground Floor Furnished Ground Floor Furnished
Free Floor Plan Software Roomle First Floor Furnished First Floor Furnished

Taking a Look in 3D

Going to the 3d view, there were two options to select from. One was to view the plan from the birds eye view.  For me this birds eye view doesn't add much in understanding your design.

Free Floor Plan Software 3D Birdseye View 3D Birdseye View

The other was to view it from the human’s eye. There is a person standing inside your plans and you can navigate them around your house and then select the option to view what they're viewing.

They can be standing outside - super power laser vision or what?

Free Floor Plan Software Human Eye View 3D Human View

Or inside a room as in the picture below.  I like being able to get inside the rooms with the walls still intact as it gives an idea of what the room will really be like.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle 3D view inside a room 3D view inside a room

Currently there is no walk through video supported by this software.

Other Features


You'll already be logged in to use the software so saving is quick and easy.


Boy oh boy.  Roomle are really missing a trick here.  There are no options to share on Facebook or Twitter.  As far as I could see there's not even a link available to email.  So the only way you could share would be to send an exported image.  Old school or what?


At first I thought there was no option to import an image.  This feature is handy for tracing over the top.

Avoid the Confusion

To import an image you need to use the 'Background Image' menu.  There's a scale bar which I kind of misunderstood at first.  I kept trying to click on the number on the scale bar and enter the value I though the bar represented.  In fact the idea is that you alter the size of the bar until it represents 1m.  It can be hard to get this right first time, but you can compare it with the dimensions on the walls as you add them and then go back and edit the scale on the imported image.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Importing Importing a background image

Exporting / Formats

You can export your design as an image in jpg format.


You can print your work but not to scale.  I guess everything printed out strictly speaking has a scale, but you can't set what that scale is.

Help Available

Support and feedback are lumped together. There's an option to write down an idea or an improvement in a community forum where votes are cast on the suggestions.

For direct support you can send the team a personal message as well stating your problem.

Free Floor Plan Software Roomle Help and Support Help and support


So here's the usual round up...

Roomle has a way to go.  I feel like it's a bit behind the others but I also noticed a few extra features from the first time I looked at it a couple of years ago so hopefully it will catch up a bit.  The 3D viewing options in Roomle deserve a special mention.


Yes / No


Completely Free


No ads.

Online Application


Nothing to download.

Tablet Version


Available on ipad but not android just yet

Easy to Use


Enter Dimensions


And you can change the units (cm or inches)

3D View


I think the 3D views in Roomle are excellent.

Import Floor Plan


Look out for the 'background image' option.



Print to Scale


No way of defining the scale.

Save in Common Format


But only jpg



Technically you can share an exported image, but there's no sharing on social media.

Help Available


Can also make suggestions

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