Experts around the world are trying to determine where the world might be in fifty years.
Predicting the future can be difficult to know.
There are some factors that experts believe will shape the world of interior design for years to come.
Technology is expected to play a huge role in the future of interior design.
Smart homes are already everywhere, and not a day goes by without a tech giant launching a new device designed to make our homes more connected.
One of the things that act as a personal assistant, alarm clock, and speaker is the Google Home,
which has actually been around for years.
If you talk to your Google Home device, it will turn on the heating, turn off the TV, or remind you of upcoming appointments.
In the near future, experts predict that smart devices will go beyond just future devices.
Smart interiors will also be built into the structure of our homes.
For example, Italian design firm Tipic is a pioneer in integrating the smart kitchen with the revolutionary Tulèr Kitchen Worktop.
The smart worktop is built from a composite quartz slab and includes a sink that appears when you wave your hand over a sensor.
The sink rises to create the illusion of a perfectly flowing and uninterrupted work surface again.
Tulèr’s kitchen also hopes to include induction hobs built into the stone itself,
as well as a built-in scale and charging sensor for your smartphone.
Where smart interiors are starting to take effect,
you can imagine a sound-controlled shower or a button changing appearance from your bedroom window.
The possibilities are truly endless, smart homes have come a long way in the past few years,
and there is no doubt that we will continue to see our interiors getting smarter and smarter.
Some believe we are on the cusp of another industrial revolution, as advances in 3D printing are shaping the inner world.
Although it used to be cumbersome and expensive, 3D printing is now exciting and effective.
Where interior designers can quickly display their designs,
letting their clients touch and feel their ideas in miniature.
The time between concept conception and implementation is also significantly reduced,
using 3D printing.
This speeds up the work of the interior designer and reduces costs for the client – a win-win for both parties.
3D printing can also be used to design complex furniture that super machines can’t create.
The French design firm Ventury is revolutionizing the interior design industry with its stunning creations.
From the lamps to the highchairs, every Ventury piece is incredibly detailed and made even more impressive, due to the revolutionary way furniture has been made.
Today 3D printing is far from widespread commercial use, with current printers selling for over £500.
So it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, but once technology improves and prices start dropping,
the 3D printing revolution will be here.
Small house movement
The Tiny House movement is one of the most amazing phenomena set up to overturn the way we think about interiors.
It is simply the movement by which individuals reduce their living spaces,
usually to less than 400 square feet.
The Tiny House movement has taken over America,
in part in response to rising home prices, but also thanks to increased environmental awareness and a willingness to reduce our carbon footprint.
Movement advocates are masters of living in well-planned and incredibly efficient living spaces.
They argue that downsizing to this extent forces you to value experiences over property,
which simplifies your life and spending habits.
The need for well-designed and expertly designed interiors will also increase,
as the Tiny House movement continues to grow.
In the small house, everything should have its use,
and it is better that everything should have many uses.
When space is expensive, you can’t afford to waste.
As the cost of living continues to rise, tiny homes may become the norm in the not too distant future.
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