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 practicality of using AI for interior design. She tests 12 different AI tools to evaluate their capabilities in generating feasible and creative design ideas, considering factors like the right dimensions, real-life furniture availability, and ease of use. She discusses the challenges of prompting AI to produce the desired results and the costs associated with these tools. Lydia shares her personal experiences with each software, noting their strengths and weaknesses, and provides insights into which tools she would consider using for her next interior design project. The video concludes with her recommendations for idea generation and translating AI-generated images into purchasable furniture and decor, offering a comprehensive review for viewers interested in leveraging AI for their design needs.


  • 🎨 The video discusses the use of AI in interior design, focusing on the practicality of generating feasible and creative design ideas with correct dimensions and real-life furniture options.
  • πŸ” Lydia, the presenter, tested 10 different online AI interior design tools to evaluate their effectiveness for her next design project.
  • 🏠 Two spaces were used for testing: a challenging living room layout and a bedroom with temporary furniture and clutter.
  • πŸ’‘ The tools were selected based on a Google search for 'interior design and AI tools', and the presenter reached out to the companies for full access.
  • 🚫 None of the tools reviewed were sponsors, ensuring an unbiased evaluation based on personal experience.
  • πŸ“ˆ Room GPT was tested first, offering a fun approach to generating initial ideas but lacking the ability to provide feedback for further refinement.
  • 🏑 Reimagine Home AI provided surprising results with a French country theme that didn't fit the space, indicating a need for better prompt understanding.
  • πŸ€” Kolov GPT showed potential with extensive design options but had issues with structural recognition and product matching.
  • πŸ“ AI Room Planner offered quick iterations with reasonable design quality, though it was limited to one design per style without further editing.
  • 🌐 Hestia is a full-service design tool that uses an AR scanner for floor plans and requires a wait time for 3D renders.
  • 🎁 Two Tree is a furniture shopping service that provides cohesive furniture choices based on room layout and personal style, without markup on pricing.
  • βš™οΈ Full House's Ludwig tool matches furniture to an inspiration photo, useful for finding contract-grade pieces for vacation rentals.

Q & A

  • What is the main challenge Lydia faced when trying to furnish her house or an Airbnb?

    -Lydia found it hard and time-consuming to come up with a design that works, looks nice, stays within budget, and doesn't require hours of figuring out how to prompt the AI to generate the right stuff.

  • How many AI interior design tools did Lydia test for her review?

    -Lydia tested 12 different online AI interior design tools for her review.

  • What was Lydia's first impression of Room GPT after uploading her living room picture?

    -Lydia found that Room GPT kept her existing layout and hexagon coffee tables, and it misinterpreted her TV Niche as wall art, but she still found the modern design to be fun.

  • What was the issue Lydia encountered with Reimagine Home AI's design for her living room?

    -Reimagine Home AI gave Lydia a French country theme, which didn't fit her space, and the color preferences didn't match her taste. The design also made strange changes like replacing her hexagonal coffee tables with different ottomans.

  • How did Lydia feel about the designs generated by Kolov GPT?

    -Lydia thought the designs generated by Kolov GPT looked really good and were magazine-worthy, but she was disappointed with the drastic structural changes and the tool's inability to accurately identify products from the designs.

  • What was Lydia's experience with AI Room Planner?

    -Lydia found AI Room Planner to be reasonable in terms of design quality, level of intervention, and scale. However, she noted that it took a while to load each picture and offered only one iteration without further editing options.

  • What feature of Hestia did Lydia find particularly useful?

    -Lydia found Hestia's AR scanning feature to be particularly useful as it created an accurate floor plan without the need for manual measurements.

  • How did Lydia summarize the current state of AI in interior design?

    -Lydia summarized that it's still early stages for AI in interior design, and while there's no all-in-one perfect solution, there are various tools that serve different use cases and can be helpful for idea generation and design translation.

  • Which tool did Lydia prefer for idea generation and why?

    -Lydia preferred Home Designs AI for idea generation because it responded best to her prompts, produced high-quality designs, and had a user-friendly interface.

  • What was Lydia's recommendation for translating an AI-generated image into a shopping cart?

    -Lydia recommended using either Full House, which is free, or spending money on Two Tree or Hestia if there's a budget, as they can help figure out which items will fit in the space based on the AI-generated image.

  • What was Lydia's final verdict on using AI tools for her next interior design project?

    -Lydia would use Home Designs AI for generating ideas, and then plug the AI-generated image into a tool like Full House, Two Tree, or Hestia to help translate the design into a purchasable shopping cart.



🎨 AI-Powered Interior Design Tools: A Comprehensive Test

Lydia, a design enthusiast, discusses the challenges of using AI for interior design, particularly for furnishing a house or an Airbnb. She explores the capabilities of current software in generating feasible and creative designs that include real-life furniture with the right dimensions. Lydia tests 10 different online AI interior design tools, focusing on their user interfaces, costs, customization options, and the ability to purchase items from the designs. She uses two spaces in her home for testing: a living room and a bedroom, each presenting unique design challenges.


πŸ€– Room GPT and Reimagine Home AI: Initial Impressions

Lydia starts her testing with Room GPT and Reimagine Home AI. She notes the limitations of AI tools in recognizing certain room features and the lack of feedback mechanisms for further refinement. Despite this, she finds some designs visually appealing but not always practical. She also discusses the costs associated with these tools, mentioning that Room GPT offers a few free credits and Reimagine Home AI has a watermark on images unless paid for.


🏠 Interior AI and Kolov GPT: Structural Changes and Product Identification

Lydia evaluates Interior AI and Kolov GPT, noting that while the designs generated are visually impressive, they often make drastic structural changes that may not be feasible. She also points out issues with product identification, where the items suggested do not match what is shown in the designs. However, she appreciates the potential of the tools when fine-tuned and the ability to generate design images that can be shopped directly.


πŸ“ AI Room Planner and Hestia: Customization and AR Measurement

AI Room Planner and Hestia are reviewed for their customization options and design capabilities. AI Room Planner provides quick iterations but lacks editing options, while Hestia offers a more comprehensive service that includes an AR-based measurement app for creating floor plans. Lydia appreciates the detailed setup process and the personalized design style assessment, although the wait time for 3D renders is noted.


🌊 Home Designs AI and Two Tree: Design Aesthetics and Furniture Shopping

Home Designs AI is praised for its adjustable design levers and realistic design aesthetics, while Two Tree is highlighted as a furniture shopping service that provides cohesive furniture choices based on room layout and design preferences. Two Tree's service is particularly useful for quickly furnishing properties like Airbnbs and for translating AI-generated images into purchasable furniture sets.


πŸ›‹ Full House, Archie, Home Styler, and Spacely: A Range of Design and Furniture Solutions

Lydia reviews Full House, Archie, Home Styler, and Spacely, covering a range of functionalities from furniture resale with AI-inspired choices to customizable floor planning and design idea generation. Each tool has its pros and cons, and she provides insights into their usability, costs, and the practicality of their AI features. She also discusses the potential of these tools for real estate staging and personal space redesigning.

πŸ“ˆ Conclusion: The State of AI in Interior Design

In conclusion, Lydia summarizes her findings, noting that while AI in interior design is still in the early stages, there are useful applications for existing tools. She recommends Home Designs AI for idea generation and Spacely for its three-day free trial and good design ideas. She also suggests using Full House or Hestia for translating AI-generated images into purchasable furniture sets, depending on the budget and specific needs of the project.



πŸ’‘AI interior design tools

AI interior design tools refer to software applications that utilize artificial intelligence to assist in the interior design process. These tools can generate design ideas, suggest furniture layouts, and offer color palettes based on user inputs or uploaded images of a space. In the video, the host tests various AI interior design tools to evaluate their effectiveness in creating feasible and aesthetically pleasing designs for home or Airbnb spaces.

πŸ’‘Mid-journey stable diffusion

Mid-journey stable diffusion is a term that seems to refer to a stage in the design process where AI tools generate ideas. However, the term is not standard in the context of AI design tools and might be a creative expression used by the speaker to describe the generative capabilities of AI in the middle of a design session. It implies a point where numerous ideas are produced without much practical consideration.

πŸ’‘Room GPT

Room GPT is one of the AI interior design tools mentioned in the video. It allows users to upload an image of a space they wish to redesign and offers various themes to choose from. The tool then generates design ideas based on the selected theme. It is used as an example to illustrate the potential and limitations of AI in generating initial design concepts.

πŸ’‘Reimagine home AI

Reimagine home AI is another AI tool featured in the video that provides design suggestions for uploaded room images. It offers options to manually adjust the design or to be surprised by the AI's suggestions. The tool is critiqued for its structural detection capabilities and its ability to incorporate user preferences into the design.

πŸ’‘Furniture detection

Furniture detection is a feature in some AI design tools that allows the software to identify and recognize furniture within an uploaded image. This capability is important for creating accurate and feasible designs. In the context of the video, furniture detection is tested using various tools to see how well they can identify and incorporate existing furniture into new design layouts.

πŸ’‘Design themes

Design themes are specific styles or aesthetics that users can choose for their interior design projects. Examples include modern, minimalist, vintage, and farmhouse styles. These themes guide the AI in generating design ideas that align with the selected style. The video discusses how different AI tools handle various design themes and their effectiveness in creating cohesive designs.

πŸ’‘User interface

The user interface (UI) is the point of interaction between the user and the AI design tool. It encompasses the design of the tool's controls, how intuitive they are, and how easy it is for users to navigate and input their preferences. The video reviews the user interfaces of different AI design tools, highlighting the importance of a good UI for a seamless design experience.

πŸ’‘Cost and accessibility

Cost and accessibility refer to the financial implications and ease of use regarding the AI design tools. The video discusses the pricing models of various tools, including subscription fees, paywalls, and the availability of free trials. It also addresses the accessibility of these tools in terms of how easy they are to use and whether they require technical knowledge.

πŸ’‘Room layout

Room layout is the arrangement of space and furniture within a room. AI design tools must accurately interpret and utilize the existing room layout to generate designs that are practical and fit the space. The video script describes how different tools handle room layouts, with some making structural changes and others preserving the original layout.

πŸ’‘AI chat function

The AI chat function is an interactive feature in some design tools that allows users to communicate their design requests via text. The AI then generates design ideas based on the text input. In the video, the host tests this feature by providing specific design requests and evaluating the AI's ability to understand and apply these instructions in its design suggestions.

πŸ’‘Augmented reality (AR)

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital information onto the user's real-world environment. In the context of interior design, AR can be used to visualize furniture and design elements in a space without physically placing them there. The video mentions an AR feature in one of the tools that helps in creating a floor plan by detecting structural elements of the house.


Lydia tested 12 different online AI interior design tools to evaluate their capabilities in generating feasible and creative design ideas.

Current AI design tools can be limited in generating designs with the correct dimensions and real-life furniture.

Room GPT allows users to upload a space image and offers themes to generate design ideas, but lacks feedback for further refinement.

Reimagine Home AI provided surprising and sometimes mismatched design themes, indicating the need for better prompt tuning.

Kolov GPT offers extensive design possibilities but had issues with structural changes and product identification accuracy.

AI Room Planner provides one design iteration per style with no further editing, maintaining the original color palette.

Hestia is a full-service design AI tool that includes a style quiz and AR scanning for space measurements.

Home Designs AI allows for detailed adjustments and prompts, generating diverse and realistic design options.

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

Ludwig by Full House is an AI tool that matches furniture to an inspiration photo rather than the room's actual photo.

Archie offers a simple interface for style selection and image generation but has structural detection issues.

Home Styler is highly customizable but time-consuming, allowing users to build detailed floor plans and apply design styles.

Spoke is similar to a Pinterest board, allowing users to upload space photos and add magazine clippings for inspiration.

Spacely provides a furniture detection tool and design ideas feature, allowing users to change specific objects in a design.

The all-in-one perfect AI solution for interior design does not exist yet, but various tools serve different use cases.

For idea generation, Lydia prefers Home Designs AI for its user-friendly interface and customization options.

After generating an AI image, Full House can help find matching furniture for free, though room measurements are still required.

If budget allows, Two Tree or Hestia can be considered for a more comprehensive service, translating AI images into a shopping cart.