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6 Things You Need to Know About AI for Your Interior Design Business Now

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Hello designers,

Everyone is talking about AI these days and it’s no wonder! The AI revolution is here, and it is going to change everything, whether we are ready for it or not!

If the subject of AI is new to you or it makes you nervous, I understand.

It’s natural and totally normal to be overwhelmed at the thought of having to learn something new. You might even wonder if you’ll like what AI has to offer or if it’s worth learning about at this early stage.


As someone who has personal experience with using creative AI tools for art and image creation as well as conceptual interior design, I’d like to share some observations that might help you decide whether this is something you’d like to jump into.

Consider this an introductory article to the subject of AI for interior design. If you enjoy this and would like to know more, be sure to sign up for future news and free resources on Design Baddie and follow Design Baddie on Twitter and Pinterest, where I frequently share projects I’m working on for your interest.


It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many industries, and interior design is no exception. AI for interior design is already becoming a powerful tool that can help professionals and enthusiasts alike to create beautiful and functional spaces with ease.

Not sure if AI is impacting the interior design industry? AI is already being utilized for interior design behind the scenes in many applications, some of which you might already use.


Computer algorithms and machine learning techniques that assist with the design and planning of interior spaces is the most common of AI interior design applications.

AI tools can already help interior designers and homeowners create visually appealing and functional spaces by doing things like:

  1. Generating design options
  2. Suggesting furniture layouts
  3. Creating 3D renderings of the final design

Not only that, but AI has the potential to be used in a variety of future applications for interior design as well. In the near future AI will become common in the planning of residential and commercial spaces, home staging, and event planning.

With the help of AI, designers can save time and resources by automating certain tasks and generating design options quickly and accurately.


Here at Design Baddie we are convinced that AI tools will only continue to grow in popularity.


AI tools for interior design will help designers and homeowners to visualize and plan their spaces in a more immersive and interactive way, and will undoubtedly also make the design process even more efficient and enjoyable.

My personal experience with AI comes from my experimentation with Open AI‘s tools like DALL-E 2 and Chat-GPT. For beautiful interior design concept renders that take only minutes to produce, I’ve been amazed with the results over gotten from Midjourney AI.

Wanna know more?

Both of the images you just saw were created exclusively by me with AI. What’s more, all of the interior renders you see in this article I created with AI, and they only took me minutes to produce.


Here are my six introductory pointers on What You Need to Know about AI for Interior Design Now, below.

  1. AI for Interior Design is a Tool, Not a One-in-All Solution for Interior Design Projects.
  2. AI for Interior Design is Best Used in Conceptual Design Work.
  3. AI for Interior Design is Already Surprisingly Good.
  4. AI Understands the Language of Interior Design and Can Produce Images with an Incredible Degree of Creativity and Specific Detailing.
  5. The More You Use Your AI for Interior Design the Better You and the AI Will Get at it.
  6. AI for Interior Design is Not a Passing Fad.

Enjoy!


1. AI for Interior Design is a Tool, Not a One-in-All Solution for Interior Design Projects.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a useful tool for generating concepts in interior design in a number of ways. It can help designers to generate ideas quickly and efficiently, allowing them to explore a wide range of possibilities in a short amount of time.

AI can also be used to analyze and synthesize data from a variety of sources, such as customer preferences and market trends, to help designers make informed decisions about design choices.


When it comes to conceptual images, AI tools like Midjourney, Stable Fusion and DALL-E can almost instantly conjure up interior space conceptual ideas to designer’s specifications using carefully worded keyword prompts. Expect these images to continue to become more accurate and customizable as the technology gets better.

It is important to note that AI is not a replacement for human creativity and judgment in the field of interior design. While AI can provide inspiration and assist with certain tasks, it cannot fully replace the expertise and nuance of a trained interior designer.


An interior designer’s workflow typically involves a number of complex tasks that require human skill and expertise, such as visualizing and communicating ideas, understanding the needs and preferences of clients, and working with contractors and other professionals to bring a design to life.

As such, AI is best used as a tool to supplement the work of interior designers, rather than as a total design solution.


2. AI for Interior Design is Best Used in Conceptual Design Work.

AI art tools like Midjourney can be especially useful for interior design concepts and visualization because they can help designers to quickly and easily create realistic 3D visualizations of their designs.

These tools use artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze a designer’s input and generate 3D models and images that accurately represent the design. This can save designers a lot of time and effort, as they don’t have to create the 3D models and images manually.


Additionally, AI art tools can often generate high-quality visualizations that are comparable to those created by professional 3D artists, making them a valuable tool for presenting designs to clients.

Some specific soon-coming features of AI art tools that may be particularly useful for interior design concepts and visualization include the ability to:

Generate 3D models of furniture, fixtures, and other elements of a design
Place the 3D models in a virtual room or space to create a realistic 3D visualization of the design
Apply realistic materials and textures to the 3D models to create a more realistic and lifelike visualization
Adjust the lighting and other visual effects in the visualization to create the desired mood or atmosphere
Add annotations or labels to the visualization to help explain or highlight specific design elements

From my own experience, AI art tools like Midjourney are a powerful and efficient tool for interior designers looking to quickly and easily create high-quality 3D visualizations of their concepts.

Bottom line: AI images are the new stock images for design research. I was amazed to discover that they can even create sample mood boards!


3. AI for Interior Design is Already Surprisingly Good.

AI tools like Midjourney have been trained on huge libraries of images. It’s almost as if they have already scoured and viewed the entire internet, because, let’s face it, they have!

As designers we understand better than anyone how important a good visual education in the history of art, architecture and interiors is to our store of knowledge and the generation of new ideas.

AI has had a better visual education than any of us.


Working with AI for me is like seeing someone literally pull the ideas from my brain and bring them to life. The images are beautiful, and would you know it, AI has surprisingly good taste!

Not a bad start for a tool that isn’t even specifically created for interior design.

Look over the images in this post and you’ll understand what I mean.

AI is particularly good at creating new concepts of interiors and interior designs because it can quickly analyze and process large amounts of data and generate new ideas based on that analysis.


How does it work?


In the case of interior design, AI algorithms can be trained on a large dataset of examples of interiors and interior design elements, such as furniture, colors, textures, and layouts. By analyzing this dataset, the AI can learn about what makes a design visually appealing, functional, and practical, and use that knowledge to generate new concepts and ideas for interiors and interior designs.

Another reason why AI is good at creating new concepts for interiors and interior designs is that it can be very efficient at generating a large number of ideas in a short amount of time.

This is especially useful for designers who are working on a tight deadline and need to come up with a large number of concepts and ideas quickly.


Are you tired of seeing the same interiors over and over?

Are you feeling stuck in a rut or bored with your designs?

AI can often generate ideas that are novel and unexpected, which can be a great source of inspiration for designers looking to come up with new and innovative design concepts.

As you can see, AI is a valuable tool for interior designers looking to generate new ideas and concepts for their designs. It can provide a never-ending source of inspiration and creativity!


4. AI Understands the Language of Interior Design and Can Produce Images with an Incredible Degree of Creativity and Specific Detailing.

One of the most amazing things about AI image creation programs like Midjourney is that they are able to understand the language and industry terminology of interior design.

How, you might wonder.

It turns out that AI does this simply through the use of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms. These algorithms allow the program to analyze and understand the specific words and phrases used in the field of interior design, as well as their meanings and context.

By using this knowledge, Midjourney or Stable Diffusion are able to generate interior design concepts and layouts that are informed by industry standards and practices.


For example, if a designer provides a prompt requesting a modern and minimalist living room design, Midjourney can use its understanding of industry terminology and concepts to generate a design that incorporates clean lines, neutral colors, and minimalist furnishings.

The use of AI in image creation programs like Midjourney can greatly enhance the design process by allowing designers to quickly generate high-quality design concepts that are tailored to their specific needs and preferences. With the ability to understand and utilize industry terminology, these programs can help designers to create designs that are both visually appealing and technically sound.

This also explains why interior designers who are educated and trained in the field are able to produce better images than a layman. The better you are at explaining how the room should look to the AI, the better results you will get.


Personally speaking, we are really excited to start using AI for our style system that we have been developing here at Design Baddie. Where we were once hampered by the lack of well categorized and usable images for our project, we can now create them custom and much more quickly than we would be able to if we built models from scratch.

This begs the question, what can you see yourself using this new superpower for?


5. The More You Use Your AI for Interior Design the Better You and the AI Will Get at it. 

Here’s an amazing peek into the collaboration which can occur when interior designers work with AI to produce images of interiors.

AI image creation programs like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and DALL-E 2 can actually learn from interior designers in order to produce better designs. Imagine having the smartest student in the world and being able to teach it new tricks that it instantly applies to new designs.

These new AI programs are designed to continuously learn and improve their results.


One way that AI can learn from interior designers is by analyzing the prompts and feedback provided by the designers.

For example, if an interior designer provides a prompt requesting a modern and minimalist living room design and then gives feedback on the AI’s generated design, the AI can analyze this feedback and use it to learn what characteristics and elements are important for creating a modern and minimalist living room.

Over time, the AI can use this knowledge to generate more refined and sophisticated designs that more closely align with the designer’s vision and preferences.


AI image creation programs can also learn from interior designers by analyzing examples of successful designs created by the designers.

By analyzing your designs, the AI can understand the design principles and techniques you used and then utilize this knowledge to inform its own design generation process.

By working closely with interior designers like you, and learning from their prompts, feedback, and examples of successful designs, AI image creation programs can continuously improve their results and create more sophisticated and specific designs that cater to your needs and taste.

Bottom line: AI can definitely learn from interior designers about how to produce better designs.


6. AI for Interior Design is Not a Passing Fad.

AI for interior design concept creation is not just a passing fad – it’s a powerful tool that interior designers should pay attention to and learn how to utilize as early as possible.

Here’s why:

First and foremost, AI image creation programs like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and DALL-E 2 are incredibly efficient. They can analyze vast amounts of data and generate designs in a fraction of the time it would take a human designer to do the same. This means that designers can quickly generate a wide range of design concepts and layouts, allowing them to explore a greater number of ideas and possibilities in a shorter amount of time.

What saves you time on projects makes you money.

Second, AI image creation programs are incredibly versatile. They can understand and use industry terminology and concepts to generate designs that are informed by industry standards and practices. This means that designers can use AI to generate designs that are technically sound and meet their specific needs and preferences.

AI is a great partner to your creativity and vision.

Finally, AI image creation programs are constantly improving and evolving. As they work with designers and learn from their prompts, feedback, and examples of successful designs, they can refine and improve their ability to generate designs that more closely align with the designer’s vision and preferences. This means that designers who learn how to utilize AI early on will be well positioned to take advantage of the latest and most advanced design generation capabilities as they become available.

AI will only continue to get better over time and its abilities will evolve. You will want to evolve with it.

Overall, I think you can see that AI for interior design concept creation is a powerful and rapidly evolving tool that interior designers should pay attention to. By learning how to utilize this tech as early as possible you can stay competitive and ahead of the curve.


As you can see, the advantages for getting onboard with AI for interior design early are numerous: From staying competitive or even getting a leg up on the competition, to enhanced efficiency, accuracy and don’t forget creativity!

I hope that this introduction to AI for interior design has inspired you to look into how you might start using AI for your own design business. In future blog posts we will cover how to get started with specifics that you can implement right away.

One YouTube channel that is great for learning about how to use AI like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion for creative endeavors like art and photography is Olivio Sarakis’ channel. He’s a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend you check him out.

Another great video on the topic of the AI revolution and how it will change the world is this one by Alex Hormozi: How to Get Rich in the AI Revolution 2023.

If you have any questions or want to know more don’ t hesitate to reach out to me on Pinterest, Twitter or by emailing me at hello@designbaddie.com.

Happy designing with your new best friend, AI.

–Von Sassy.

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