How Technology is Changing Interior Design

Technology is entering the home and changing our lives at a rate only Sci-fi fantasy could predict. From Echo Home to Google Assistant, Smart Homes are no longer a thing of the future; they are the present. They have the ability to connect to more than 5,000 devices in the home, that can help you in every way you can think of and probably more that you can’t.

When you turn your home into a Smart Home, you issue voice commands to the Google Assistant, for example, to preheat the oven, see who is at your front door, or close the blinds. The list of cloud-connected Smart Home products is ever increasing including smart lights, window treatments from Hunter Douglas, air conditioners, televisions and other electronics, and security cameras, alarms, door locks, and so much more.

Does having a Smart Home change your Interior Design?

The time of chunky televisions, five remotes, and tangled wires and cords is over. The choice of owning the latest technology or having a home that looks good no longer needs to be made. Now beautiful interior design complements great Smart Home technology and designers are (finally) starting to answer how we can use Smart Home technology to improve residential spaces.

London-based interior maximalist designer Abigail Ahern insists that technology does not have to intrude on the design of a space. “If you want to incorporate more metallic into a room,” she says, “you can make it feel warmer with an array of gold tones, or cooler with steel or chrome tones. Technology can help build a feeling in a space.” Whether it’s a TV screen that’s also a painting, Hunter Douglas’ Powerview Motorized Blinds and Shades, or an Amazon Echo, all can match your home’s color scheme. Abigail insists, “integration is key.”

Start Small

Do you want to turn your house into a Smart Home but are afraid to take the plunge? Start with something small, like your blinds and shades. The Hunter Douglas Motorization App lets you control your window treatments from your smartphone plus you get the benefit of a beautiful window treatment. Learn all about The Benefits of Upgrading Your Window Treatments to Motorized Shades.

Ready to Upgrade?

Whatever your goal is for your Smart Home, motorizing your window treatments offers unique benefits, beautiful options, and an easy entrance into Smart Home Technology. To learn more about the various motorized Hunter Douglas window treatments available for your home or business, contact us today!