The unwavering advancement in technology is changing everything around us, and the interior design industry is no exemption.

Technology has created a huge impact on how we live our lives. We are in an era of fast-paced, automated, and convenient living. And these elements have significantly altered how we interact with our homes, resulting in a major transformation in the world of interior design.

While it’s hard to predict the future, these certain societal and technological trends have been shaping up the industry of interiors, which is projected to continually evolve into unbelievable heights.

So if you’re a designer who needs to adapt to the changing demands of homes, or a homeowner conceptualizing how your new home’s interior should look like, here are a few of the prominent trends foreseen to prevail in the near future.

Smart Homes

Everything smart is now dominating the market. Smart TVs, smart watches, and smartphones are what everyone is raving about nowadays. This trend is now making its way to infiltrate the interior design industry.

Smart homes design is the seamless integration of all the devices in your home. It allows you to control everything from lights and temperature to locks and security with just a push of a button. Sometimes, your home even has the ability to run on its own by including smart interiors into the very structure of your homes. Lights open when someone enters the house, air conditioner switches on as the temperature rises, blinds lower as the sun becomes intense, alarms ring when a stranger enters the house, and so on.

Future innovations could be as exciting as display changing windows, voice-controlled appliances, and personalized home experiences.

Tiny Houses

The wayward increase in population has spurred the rise of tiny homes and condominiums. While population explosion isn’t stopping anytime soon, the world is not getting any bigger, combine that with the rising prices of land and living costs, condominiums and tinier houses will continue to grow in popularity.

Tiny homes have well-engineered interiors, where space is maximized as efficiently as possible. No clutter and useless furniture are included in the design.  Everything in the house is multifunctional, well-planned, and necessary. More and more designers are focusing on this trend where they take up the challenge of designing complete interiors in a  smaller canvas.

Eco-Friendly Designs

With the escalating trends on conscious living, no plastic movements, and clean-up drives, it’s obvious that society is now inclined to greater environmental awareness. Thus making anything eco-friendly cool.

The future of eco-friendly design is undoubtedly bright. Upcycled furniture, sustainable designs, energy-efficient materials will surely be integrated into a lot of interiors. The inclusion of indoor plants will also be on trend as they bring fresher air without the need for synthetic air fresheners. We’ll also be seeing more of eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and wooden floors. Eco-friendly designs focus on decreasing environmental impacts of homes and the lifestyle of the people living in it.

Minimalism

Minimalism is a way of life where you focus only on the things that matter the most. It has become a popular trend in the millennial age where financial turmoil led to buying less stuff and spending more on experiences. This lifestyle is not only about buying less, it simultaneously affects how people want to interact with their homes. The design concept of minimalism is not passing anytime soon. Especially now that the millennial generation is on the age of buying their first homes.

But in contrast to what most people think, minimalism is more than just blank white walls that looks boring and plain. Minimalism is artistically crafting a simplified way of life with exceptionally functional designs. In a nutshell, minimalistic design is boiling down only to the essentials by eliminating everything unnecessary. It focuses on function, keeps color combinations to a minimum and undergoes careful selection of furniture.

Multifunctionality

With the surge of small space living, versatile multipurpose furniture is becoming a smarter choice. These furnitures can perform double or even triple duty, adding even more value in every space.

Functionality rather than aesthetics will become the focus of interior design in the coming years. People will become more inclined to buy and use interior elements that provide multiple functions.  Creative solutions on multifunctionality are starting to become popular especially with the rise of the tiny homes trend. A chair that acts as storage, stairs with a cabinet underneath, sliding and transforming furniture, and more inventive novelties for interiors are on their way to your homes.

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