Understanding the influence of smart technologies on interior design is key to creating a superior design and smart homes. However, providing extra value to your clients, thus giving you an edge over your competitors. Let’s delve deeper into smart interior design trends. As well as review some methods for using smart devices to improve your interior design projects.
Human-centric lighting in smart homes
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating spaces that homeowners enjoy and feel good in. It has a significant influence on our bodies and can affect our moods, concentration, and even appetites. Weak, indirect, and warm lighting tends to make space seem more peaceful. However, calm and makes the people in it feel more relaxed. Blue light during the day can give us extra energy and make us more focused on our tasks.
Smart illumination uses pre-set schedules and user habits and activities to ensure the proper atmosphere is set. It gives your clients more control over the comfort of people in their spaces.
Let’s take a closer look at the key features of smart lighting:
- Group bulbs: Group multiple bulbs in certain areas to provide your clients with more granular control. For example, set different hues and brightness levels for working and relaxing areas.
- Create custom scenes: It set the right tone for any kind of activity. Design lighting that perfectly suits movie nights, family parties, or romantic dinners. Your clients simply need to tap a button to activate the settings that suit their particular activities.
- Design illumination routines: It uses a motion sensor to have a hallway light strip gently turn on when someone walks to the restroom at night. Or use a brightness sensor to dim the lights if there’s enough daylight in a room.
As a follow-up to the topic of the crucial influence of light on our moods and well-being, let’s touch on smart curtains. Natural light entering space at the right time can help improve the ambiance and usability of your clients’ rooms. Smart curtains use a pre-set schedule, or even sunrise and sunset times, to gently wake your clients with rays of sunlight in the morning or help create a secluded atmosphere for sleep in the evening.
Smart curtains can also make your clients’ homes safer. Presence simulation mode opens and closes curtains at random times when nobody’s home, so outsiders can’t tell when clients are on vacation.
Smart curtains can also help lower energy bills since they act as a natural barrier that keeps heat in or out of a home. The system uses geolocation data from your client’s phone to know when they have left home — that’s when it’s time to close the curtains. This helps keep heat out in the summer and insulate during the winter.
Invisible multi-room audio in smart homes
Whether you’re working in the garage or cooking in the kitchen, music is a must-have for creating the right atmosphere. But it can sometimes be challenging to integrate audio systems into interior design projects and have them be easy to control.
Using nearly invisible or custom-designed speakers that match designs and decor, your clients can enjoy high-quality music throughout the entire home, as well as outside.
There are no limits to how these systems can be used. For starters, clients can choose to play music in some rooms and not in others. Then they can decide which music to play where: they can play the same audio seamlessly across different rooms or have different audio play in different rooms. Smart audio systems also enable your clients to play music according to a customized routines or scenes. They can stream their favorite music when showering, or catch up on the latest news over breakfast. The whole system is configured and controlled with one easy interface.
Smart appliances in smart homes
Household chores have never been this interesting. Smart appliances help us get our daily routines done more quickly and easily. Nowadays, you can make coffee, cook a pot roast, or even vacuum the living room remotely with the simple tap of a button.
Some of today’s smart appliances are truly remarkable. Samsung smart refrigerators let your clients shop for food, organize their family’s schedules, and even see what’s inside their fridges remotely, using built-in cameras. GeniCan has scanners that attach to your trash can and scan items as you throw them out so they can then be added to your shopping list.
Also note that if you have a client with many non-smart appliances, such as lamps, fans, or small electronics, you can use smart plugs to easily transform them into smart appliances. These plugs are connected to Wi-Fi and can be easily programmed according to customer preferences and then controlled remotely using an app.
These are the some of technological changes that have made the interior designing industry more inclined towards smart homes.