The interior design industry continues to be the pioneer in the adoption and scaling of emerging technology.
Interior designers are embracing the latest technologies to stay relevant in the market, increase productivity and consumer satisfaction, convenience, while also providing endless design options. Here are some must-haves for both seasoned and upcoming interior designers.
Decorative window treatment options are endless. In the past, the use of blinds by interior designers focused only on one practical aspect: darkening a room. However, nowadays, blinds can do much more. They can now mask noise and have become better known as soundproof blinds.
Switchable “Smart” Glass
Switchable smart glass is a special glass that changes from transparent to opaque when with a switch flip. It’s an upscale, high-tech privacy option for decorators that can eliminate the need for blinds. Interior designers recommend this tech innovation for its ability to provide thermal, sound, and solar insulation benefits.
Wallpaper is no longer just a coating. They now come in a 3D version. 3D wallpapers give the illusion of added depth and an element that will not go unnoticed wherever shown. 3D wallpaper has endless pattern options that customize to blend with the spaces’ decors using stereoscopic effects that can mimic depth, texture, and visual expansion.
3D design apps are becoming increasingly popular with interior designers. Some of these design apps allow you to create 3D models of a room and then decorate it. These are less expensive and easier to use than virtual and augmented reality software.
Point clouds, produced by specialty software or 3D scanners are one of the best innovations for interior designers. Point clouds use measurements of many points on the external surface of objects around them to provide data points that represent a 3D object.
Smart homes are a perfect example of how design and technology can create convenient, comfortable, and efficient homes. Designers can build panel controls into rooms and hide electronic elements that might otherwise detract from design schemes.
Clever integration means nearly invisible automation, with touchscreens that blend into walls and sensors and wireless charging built into furniture.
Sustainability and environment conservation are the main mantras in the green movement campaign, and interior designers can be part of this movement by adopting the switchboard automation. With the device, one can monitor the power consumption of devices in a home.
The switchboard can switch off electricity or heater in a room if no one is home using motion or thermal sensors. Further, one can set the optimal temperature in a room to enhance comfort and convenience. The solar panels can be integrated into the switchboard to utilize solar energy.
Thanks to technology, the interior design industry is evolving at a breakneck pace. The standard practices from just one decade ago are no longer in practice.
Advancements in technology demand that interior designers embrace new ways of operation.
Gone are old-school practices like housing and maintaining an entire library of product binders or meeting with every client face-to-face. These days, virtual resource libraries, and powerful 3D rendering tools are becoming common in the interior design industry.
And with increasing conversations around the future of the internet, we’re all bracing for a leap into a 3D virtual world.
Integration and designers have a wealth of new product categories to consider adopting, including 3D wallpaper, VR, AR, soundproof blinds, and more.
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