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 12 AI interior design tools to determine their practicality in furnishing a house or an Airbnb. She evaluates each tool based on its user interface, cost, customization options, and ability to generate feasible designs with the correct dimensions and purchasable furniture. After testing, she finds that while no all-in-one perfect AI solution exists yet, certain tools like Home Designs AI and Spacely stand out for idea generation. For translating AI-generated images into a shopping cart, Full House and Two Tree offer useful services, with the latter providing a more personalized experience. The video provides a comprehensive review of each tool, helping viewers decide which might be best suited for their next interior design project.


  • 🎨 The video discusses the use of AI in interior design, focusing on practicality and feasibility of designs generated by AI tools.
  • πŸ›‹οΈ Lydia, the presenter, tested 12 different AI interior design tools to find feasible and creative design ideas for her house and an Airbnb.
  • πŸ’‘ AI tools can generate a variety of design ideas, but the challenge lies in refining these ideas to match the user's space and preferences.
  • πŸšͺ Room GPT and Reimagine Home AI were tested, with mixed results in terms of design quality and the ability to make further adjustments.
  • 🏑 Interior AI and Kolov GPT offered more extensive design options but had issues with structural recognition and product identification.
  • πŸ“ AI Room Planner provided quick design iterations with limited editing capabilities, while Hestia offered a full-service approach with a style quiz and AR scanning.
  • 🌊 Home Designs AI allowed for detailed adjustments and prompts, generating designs that were well-received by the presenter.
  • πŸͺ‘ Two Tree and Full House focused on furniture selection based on room dimensions and AI-generated images, respectively.
  • 🌐 Spacely provided a tool for furniture detection and design ideas, allowing users to swap out specific items in the generated designs.
  • πŸ“ˆ There is no one-size-fits-all AI solution for interior design, but various tools serve different needs, from idea generation to furniture selection.
  • πŸ“ For her next project, Lydia would use Home Designs AI for idea generation, then utilize tools like Full House or Two Tree for translating AI images into purchasable furniture.

Q & A

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

    -Lydia found it challenging to come up with designs that not only look nice and stay within budget but also work well with the existing layout and flow of the space, without spending hours figuring out how to prompt AI to generate the right designs.

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

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

  • What was Lydia's approach to selecting the AI tools for her review?

    -Lydia searched for interior design and AI tools on Google, and picked the ones that looked interesting to her. She reached out to the companies for full access for review purposes where there was a paywall.

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

    -Lydia found that Room GPT did not make significant changes to her existing layout but did generate some fun modern design ideas. However, she noted that there was no way to give feedback to the AI for further refinement.

  • Which AI tool provided Lydia with a design theme of French country, which didn't fit her space?

    -Reimagine Home AI provided Lydia with a French country design theme that did not fit her space.

  • What was Lydia's experience with the AI chat function in Kolov GPT?

    -Lydia found the AI chat function in Kolov GPT to be disappointing. When she requested to add an office area with a neutral color scheme and modern mid-century modern design, the AI generated an image that did not match her request at all.

  • How does the AI tool Hestia work and what was Lydia's experience with it?

    -Hestia is a full-service design AI tool that starts with an account setup and a style quiz. After the quiz, the user provides preferences on color, textures, and shares about the occupants of the space. Hestia then uses an AR scanner to create a floor plan. Lydia was impressed with the quality of the AR scanner and found the process to be exciting.

  • What feature did Home Designs AI offer that allowed Lydia to specify the area she wanted the AI to redesign?

    -Home Designs AI offered a 'Precision plus' function that allowed Lydia to mark the specific spot she wanted the AI to redesign, providing more control over the design process.

  • What was Lydia's opinion on the Two Trees service for furnishing a space?

    -Lydia found the Two Trees service to be helpful, especially for furnishing an Airbnb quickly with good modern design. She appreciated that there was no markup in pricing and that the furniture pieces were vetted for size by designers.

  • Which AI tool did Lydia find to be the most customizable and potentially powerful, but also time-consuming?

    -Lydia found Home Styler to be the most customizable and potentially powerful AI tool. It allowed for extensive details to be customized, such as floor types and window types, but she noted that it was time-consuming.

  • What was Lydia's final verdict on the use of 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 suggested using Home Designs AI for idea generation and then using other tools like Full House or Two Trees for translating AI-generated images into purchasable items.



πŸ›‹οΈ Testing AI Interior Design Tools

In this paragraph, Lydia introduces her quest to find an AI tool capable of generating practical and creative interior design ideas for her home and Airbnb. She discusses the challenges of using AI for interior design, such as the difficulty of prompting AI to produce usable designs with correct dimensions and real-life furniture. Lydia has chosen 10 AI tools to test, which she found through a Google search. She reached out to these companies for full access for review purposes and discloses that none of them are sponsoring the video. She outlines her plan to evaluate each software based on user interface, cost, input requirements, output quality, reiteration process, timeline, and the ability to purchase items shown in the design.


🎨 Initial Impressions of AI Design Software

Lydia begins testing the AI design software, starting with Room GPT and Reimagine Home AI. She notes the limitations and quirks of each, such as Room GPT's inability to recognize certain structural elements and Reimagine Home AI's odd interpretations of her space. She also mentions the watermark issue with Reimagine Home AI and the need to pay for image downloads. Lydia finds that while these platforms can generate interesting ideas, they often fail to provide practical, actionable designs that fit her space and style preferences.


🏑 Exploring More AI Design Platforms

Continuing her exploration, Lydia tests Interior AI, Kolov GPT, and AI Room Planner. She finds that Interior AI has a cumbersome signup process and she couldn't get past the paywall. Kolov GPT impresses her with its design quality but falls short in product identification and room size consideration. AI Room Planner provides a quick design iteration with reasonable quality and scale, though it lacks editing options. Lydia appreciates the AR scanning feature of Hestia but notes the time-consuming setup process.


🌊 Delving into Home Designs AI and Two Tree

Lydia evaluates Home Designs AI, which offers a variety of design styles and prompts. She appreciates the software's ability to understand structural elements and generate realistic layouts. Two Tree, a furniture shopping service, provides personalized furniture choices based on room layout. While it doesn't include decor, it offers a modern design aesthetic and direct links to furniture pieces. Lydia finds both tools useful for specific use cases, such as real estate staging or redesigning spaces with particular styles.


🎨 Full House, Archie, and Home Styler: A Mixed Bag

Lydia tests Full House's Ludwig tool, which finds furniture inspired by an uploaded photo rather than the space itself. She enjoys the creative ideas generated but notes the lack of space consideration. Archie and Home Styler offer varied results; Archie's structural detection is lacking, and Home Styler, while customizable and powerful, is time-consuming. Home Styler's AI feature didn't work as expected for Lydia, making it less appealing for her workflow.


πŸ“ Spoke and Spacely: The Final AI Tools

Spoke, which Lydia found during her search, acts like a Pinterest board but fails to meet her expectations due to its cost and lack of integration with the uploaded room photo. Spacely, on the other hand, impresses her with its furniture detection tool and design idea feature. It allows users to change specific objects in the design and provides a list of furniture and decor options for purchase, making it a useful tool for translating AI-generated images into actionable design ideas.

πŸ” Conclusion and Recommendations

In her conclusion, Lydia summarizes the current state of AI in interior design, noting that it's still in early stages and there's no perfect all-in-one solution yet. However, she sees potential in the existing tools for various use cases. For idea generation, she prefers Home Designs AI for its user-friendly interface and customizable designs, though it comes at a cost. Spacely is an alternative with a free trial. For translating AI images into a shopping experience, Full House offers a free option, while Two Tree and Hestia provide more comprehensive services for a fee. Lydia encourages viewers to consider their specific needs and budgets when choosing an AI tool for their interior design projects.



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 propose color schemes 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 creative designs for home or Airbnb furnishing.

πŸ’‘Image generation

Image generation in the context of the video refers to the AI's ability to create visual representations of interior designs based on specific inputs or prompts. This feature is central to the AI design tools as it allows users to visualize potential design outcomes. The host discusses the effectiveness of different tools' image generation capabilities and how they align with her design preferences.

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 and provides design suggestions within different themes. The host uses Room GPT to generate design ideas for her living room and evaluates its ability to provide practical and aesthetically pleasing designs.

πŸ’‘Reimagine home AI

Reimagine home AI is another tool featured in the video that offers design themes and customization options for interior spaces. The host interacts with this tool by uploading a living room image and exploring the designs it proposes, noting the tool's approach to structural changes and color preferences.

πŸ’‘Furniture detection

Furniture detection is a feature within some AI design tools that identifies and recognizes furniture within an uploaded image. This capability helps the AI to suggest designs that are more in line with the existing layout and style of a room. The host tests this feature in the context of evaluating how well the tools understand and work with the existing structure and items in a space.

πŸ’‘Design themes

Design themes are specific styles or aesthetics that AI interior design tools use to generate design ideas. Examples include modern, minimalist, vintage, and farmhouse styles. The host explores various design themes across different tools to see how well they can create designs that match her preferences and the existing elements of her rooms.

πŸ’‘User interface

The user interface (UI) is the point of interaction between the user and the AI design tool. It includes the design of the tool's layout, the ease of navigation, and the clarity of options provided to the user. The host assesses the user interfaces of the tools she tests, noting how intuitive and user-friendly they are.

πŸ’‘Cost and subscription

Cost and subscription refer to the financial aspects of using AI interior design tools. Some tools offer free trials or credits, while others require a monthly subscription or payment per design. The host discusses the pricing models of the tools she reviews, considering the value they provide in relation to their costs.

πŸ’‘Structural changes

Structural changes in the context of interior design refer to modifications or suggestions made by the AI tool regarding the physical structure of a room, such as moving walls or altering the layout. The host evaluates how well each tool handles structural changes and whether the proposed changes are feasible and in line with her design goals.

πŸ’‘Design prompts

Design prompts are inputs or instructions given by the user to guide the AI in generating a specific style or look for the interior design. The host uses design prompts to communicate her preferences for color, style, and specific design elements to the AI tools and assesses how effectively the tools use these prompts to create designs.


Spacely is an AI design tool that the host tests for its ability to generate design ideas and identify furniture from uploaded images. It offers features like furniture detection and design idea generation, allowing users to make specific changes to objects within a design. The host evaluates Spacely's effectiveness in providing design inspiration and practical furniture options.


Lydia tested 12 different AI interior design tools to find feasible and creative design ideas for furnishing a house or an Airbnb.

Current AI design software capabilities were evaluated based on their ability to generate designs with the right dimensions and real-life furniture.

Room GPT was tested for its ability to generate initial design ideas and its user interface for feedback and further refinement.

Reimagine Home AI provided surprising design themes like French country, which didn't fit the space, but offered an interesting starting point.

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

AI Room Planner provided one design iteration per style with no further editing options, but maintained a reasonable design quality.

Hestia is a full-service design AI tool that uses a style quiz and preferences to generate personalized design styles and floor plans.

Home Designs AI allowed for detailed adjustments and prompts, producing designs that were well-received and structurally understood the space.

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 finds furniture inspired by an uploaded photo, offering contract-grade and quality items.

Archie generated designs with a fine aesthetic but struggled with structural detection, producing blurry and less accurate results.

Home Styler is highly customizable and allows for detailed floor planning and furniture placement, though it can be time-consuming.

Spoke functions like a Pinterest board but lacked utility as it didn't effectively use the uploaded space photo and was costly.

Spacely offered a furniture detection tool and design idea feature, providing a good source of inspiration and realistic design options.

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

For Lydia's next project, she prefers Home Designs AI for idea generation and Two Tree or Hestia for translating AI images into a shopping cart.

Lydia also appreciates the new microphone used in the video, hoping for improved audio quality for her viewers.