I tried 12 AI interior design tools (NOT midjourney).. Here's my verdict.

Lydia Patel
26 Jul 202330:02

TLDRIn this video, Lydia explores the capabilities of 10 different AI-powered interior design tools, testing their effectiveness in generating feasible and creative design ideas for furnishing a house or Airbnb. She evaluates each tool based on user interface, cost, design output, customization options, and the ability to purchase items directly. Despite the current limitations, Lydia identifies several tools that could be useful for idea generation and practical application in future design projects.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŒŸ AI interior design tools are emerging, offering a range of capabilities from idea generation to furniture selection.
  • ๐Ÿ  The testing involved 10 different online AI interior design platforms, each with unique features and limitations.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Most AI tools require a JPEG image of the space for design generation, not the standard format from a phone.
  • ๐ŸŽจ AI tools like Room GPT and Reimagine Home offer design themes and color preferences but may lack in structural detection and feedback mechanisms.
  • ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ Some AI platforms, such as Interior AI and Kolov GPT, provide product suggestions, but the accuracy of these suggestions can be off.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ AI Room Planner and Hestia offer design styles and interventions, but Hestia stands out with its AR measurement feature.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก Home Designs AI and Spacely provide customizable design options and allow users to make specific changes to room elements.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Two Tree and Full House offer services that combine AI with human design input, providing furniture choices and inspiration based on user preferences.
  • ๐ŸŽฏ The ideal AI tool for interior design does not yet exist, but current tools can serve various purposes, from inspiration to practical furniture selection.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Pricing for AI design tools ranges from free trials to monthly subscriptions, with some offering full-service design packages at a higher cost.
  • ๐Ÿ“ The video script serves as a comprehensive review of AI interior design tools, highlighting their potential and areas for improvement.

Q & A

  • What is the main challenge the video addresses regarding AI and interior design?

    -The main challenge is not coming up with creative ideas, but rather finding practical, feasible designs that include real-life furniture with the correct dimensions, without spending excessive time figuring out how to prompt the AI to generate the right stuff.

  • How many online AI interior design tools did Lydia test in the video?

    -Lydia tested 10 different online AI interior design tools.

  • What were the two spaces Lydia used for testing the AI tools?

    -Lydia used her living room, which is a design challenge due to its layout and walkways, and a bedroom cluttered with temporary furniture and items, as the two test subjects for the AI tools.

  • What was Lydia's general approach to testing each software?

    -Lydia systematically went through the user interface, any cost, the input required, the output provided, any reiteration or tweaking process, the timeline involved, and whether the items shown could be purchased and brought to life.

  • What was Lydia's impression of Room GPT after testing it?

    -Lydia found Room GPT to be fun for generating initial ideas and getting a sense of color palettes, textures, and materials. However, she noted that there wasn't a way to give feedback and further tweak the images, which limits its use for refining an idea.

  • How did Lydia describe her experience with Reimagine Home AI?

    -Lydia was surprised by the design themes and color preferences Reimagine Home AI suggested, which didn't fit her space well. She found the structural detection to be off and was not impressed with the quality of the designs generated.

  • What was the main issue Lydia encountered with Kolov GPT?

    -The main issue Lydia encountered with Kolov GPT was that the products identified for purchase did not match the items shown in the design images, and the filtering by price was not accurate. She also mentioned that the AI did not factor in the size of the room well.

  • What did Lydia think about AI Room Planner?

    -Lydia recommended AI Room Planner for idea generation, as it kept her color palette and refreshed the design. However, she noted that it took a while to load each picture and offered only one iteration without further editing or prompting.

  • What was Lydia's overall conclusion about using AI for interior design?

    -Lydia concluded that while it's still early stages for using AI in interior design, there are various use cases for the existing tools. She didn't find a perfect all-in-one AI solution but saw potential in some platforms for generating ideas and translating them into purchasable items.

  • Which AI tool did Lydia find most useful for idea generation?

    -Lydia found Home Designs AI to be the most user-friendly and customizable for idea generation, as it responded well to her prompts and produced designs she liked.

  • What options did Lydia consider for translating AI-generated images into purchasable items?

    -Lydia considered Full House for a free option, and if she had the budget, she would spend money on Two Tree or Hestia, which help figure out which items will fit in the space based on the AI-generated image.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŒŸ Introduction to AI Interior Design Tools

The video begins with the host, Lydia, discussing the challenges of using AI tools for interior design, particularly for practical applications like furnishing a house or Airbnb. She highlights the difficulty in generating feasible designs with correct dimensions and real-life furniture, and introduces her experiment to test 10 different online AI interior design tools. Lydia shares her criteria for selecting the tools and her aim to evaluate their user interfaces, costs, design outputs, and purchasing capabilities. She also presents the two spaces she'll use for testing: a challenging living room and a cluttered bedroom.

05:02

๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ Testing AI Tools for Living Room Design

Lydia starts her testing with Room GPT, uploading an image of her living room and exploring different design themes. She notes the limitations of the AI in providing feedback and refining the design. Next, she tries Reimagine Home AI, which offers manual adjustments and surprise options, but finds the suggestions don't align with her space. She then moves on to Interior AI, discussing its design options and the challenges of structural detection. Lydia shares her mixed experiences with each tool, noting their pros and cons in terms of design quality, layout changes, and practicality.

10:04

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Exploring AI Design Options and Limitations

Continuing her exploration, Lydia tests tools like Kolov GPT, which provides high-quality, magazine-worthy designs but with significant structural changes. She also encounters issues with product identification and room size consideration. With AI Room Planner, she appreciates the design quality but notes the limited editing options and slow loading times. Hestia, a full-service design AI tool, impresses Lydia with its style quiz and AR measurement features, though she awaits the final 3D render results.

15:05

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Bedroom Design Challenges and Solutions

Lydia tackles the bedroom design challenge with various AI tools, noting that while some offer cohesive and reasonable designs, others struggle with space detection and layout. She appreciates the attempts at tweaking designs but finds that many tools still miss the mark on practicality and personal style. Two Tree, a furniture shopping service, stands out for its modern design options and lack of markup on furniture prices, while Full House offers a unique approach with its AI tool, Ludwig, focusing on contract-grade furniture.

20:06

๐ŸŽจ Assessing AI Tools for Design Inspiration and Practicality

In the final segment, Lydia evaluates Home Designs AI for its customization options and design aesthetics, finding it suitable for real estate staging and space redesign. She also explores the precision features of the software. Two Tree's service is praised for its modern design options and efficiency in furnishing spaces, while Home Styler's extensive customization and 3D visualization capabilities are highlighted. Lydia concludes her testing with Spoke and Spacely, the latter offering a mix of AI-generated design ideas and furniture detection tools.

25:08

๐Ÿ“ Summary of AI Interior Design Tools

Lydia summarizes her findings, noting that while there is no perfect AI solution for interior design, various tools serve different purposes. She recommends Home Designs AI for idea generation and customization, and Spacely for a free trial with good design ideas. For translating AI designs into purchasable items, she suggests Full House as a free option and Two Tree or Hestia for a more comprehensive service. Lydia concludes the video by sharing her new microphone and inviting feedback on its sound quality.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กAI Interior Design Tools

AI Interior Design Tools refer to software applications that utilize artificial intelligence to assist users in visualizing and planning interior designs for their spaces. These tools can generate design ideas, suggest furniture layouts, and provide a range of options based on user preferences. In the video, the host tests various AI tools to evaluate their effectiveness in providing feasible design solutions for a living room and a bedroom.

๐Ÿ’กDesign Prompts

Design prompts are specific instructions or themes provided by users to AI interior design tools to guide the generation of design ideas. These prompts can include desired styles, color preferences, furniture types, and room functions. The AI then uses these inputs to create a design that aligns with the user's vision.

๐Ÿ’กFurniture Detection

Furniture detection is the ability of AI interior design tools to identify and recognize furniture and other objects within a room from a photo or a user's input. This feature allows the AI to understand the existing layout and elements of a space, which it can then use to create more accurate and relevant design suggestions.

๐Ÿ’กUser Interface

The user interface (UI) is the system through which users interact with the AI interior design tools. It includes the visual elements, navigation, and input fields that allow users to communicate their design preferences and receive output from the AI. A user-friendly interface can significantly enhance the experience and effectiveness of using an AI tool.

๐Ÿ’กDesign Customization

Design customization refers to the ability of users to modify and adjust the AI-generated designs according to their specific needs and preferences. This can include changing the layout, swapping out furniture pieces, or altering color schemes to better fit the user's vision for their space.

๐Ÿ’กRoom Dimensions

Room dimensions are the measurements of the length, width, and height of a space, which are crucial for designing interiors accurately. AI tools that take into account room dimensions can provide more practical and feasible design solutions, ensuring that suggested furniture and layouts fit well within the physical constraints of the room.

๐Ÿ’กAesthetics

Aesthetics in the context of interior design refers to the visual appeal and style of a space. It encompasses the overall look and feel, including color schemes, textures, and the arrangement of furniture and decor. AI interior design tools aim to enhance or create pleasing aesthetics that align with the user's taste and preferences.

๐Ÿ’กCost-effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness in the context of interior design involves selecting design solutions that are both visually appealing and economically sensible. It means achieving a desired design outcome without exceeding the budget, which is a key consideration for many users when using AI design tools.

๐Ÿ’กOnline Shopping Cart

An online shopping cart is a virtual container used by online shoppers to hold selected items for purchase. In the context of AI interior design tools, some platforms offer the feature to create a shopping cart based on the AI-generated designs, making it easier for users to buy all the suggested items in one go.

๐Ÿ’กAugmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital information onto the real world, enhancing the user's perception of their surroundings. In interior design, AR can be used to visualize furniture and decor items within a room, providing a more immersive and accurate representation of how the final design will look.

Highlights

AI image generation tools like Mid-journey, Stable Diffusion, and Dolly are being used for interior design.

Practical application of AI in furnishing a house or Airbnb is challenging due to the need for feasible designs, correct dimensions, and real-life furniture availability.

Lydia, the video creator, tested 10 different online AI interior design tools to find feasible solutions for her design projects.

Room GPT, one of the AI tools, allows users to upload a picture and select themes for design ideas, but lacks feedback mechanisms for further refinement.

Reimagine Home AI provided surprising design themes like French country, which didn't fit the space, but allowed for some layout tweaks.

Interior AI had a cumbersome initial sign-up process and offered a variety of styles, but the user couldn't get through the paywall to fully test it.

Kolov GPT presented high-quality, cohesive design ideas but had issues with product identification and room size considerations.

AI Room Planner provided quick design iterations but limited editing options and slow loading times.

Hestia is a full-service design AI tool that requires users to describe the project and take a style quiz, offering a more personalized design experience.

Home Designs AI allowed for detailed adjustments and prompts, resulting in designs that matched the user's requests closely.

Two Tree is a furniture shopping service that provides cohesive furniture choices based on room layout and design preferences.

Full House's AI tool, Ludwig, finds furniture inspired by an uploaded inspiration photo, catering to vacation rentals and่ง„ๆจกๅŒ–ๅฎถๅ…ท้œ€ๆฑ‚.

Archie, similar to other AI tools, generates designs based on uploaded photos but had issues with structural detection and style accuracy.

Home Styler offers a highly customizable and powerful design platform but is time-consuming and may not be suitable for all design workflows.

Spoke functions like a Pinterest board, allowing users to build out rooms and add photos, but it costs money and didn't fully utilize the uploaded space photo.

Spacely provides a three-day free trial and allows users to change specific objects in a design, offering a good balance between AI ideas and user customization.

The all-in-one perfect AI solution for interior design does not exist yet, but current tools offer various use cases for idea generation and design translation.

For Lydia's next project, she would use Home Designs AI for idea generation and Spacely or Full House for translation, depending on the budget.