What will home interior design look like in the next 10 years? In the next 50? Experts in the field are always imagining and envisioning innovation’s impact on the field.
While interior design trends can go in so many directions, some scenarios are more likely than others. Here are some of the concepts that will probably affect the way our homes are designed in the years to come.
More Personalisation and Tailored Solutions
People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of comfort and tailoring one’s environment to individual needs. This new level of awareness, combined with readily available solutions, will lead to more prominent personalisation than ever before.
Our world becomes more automated and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are gaining a new level of sophistication with each passing month. Technology is playing a bigger part in the home of the of the future.
Home automation will soon enable the tweaking of just about every aspect of one’s environment – from the air temperature to when a smart oven begins cooking dinner. AI solutions learn from the input they get. This means that the more personalisation you do, the more in line with your needs the home is going to be.
Through new technologies, interior design will be tailored to your needs both aesthetically and functionally. Your home will adapt to your needs and introducing further changes will be simplified through the utilisation of smart, technology-based solutions.
Chances are that people will also be more inclined to seek custom-built and made solutions, like custom-built furniture, that enhance the best features of the space. This is a trend that will create more work for professional interior designers and contractors, making commercial or mass-manufactured solutions much less prominent than they are today.
This aspect of interior design is somewhat linked to the personalisation process.
3D printing is already impacting many fields and industries. It allows for the creation of affordable, custom-made pieces that are fully functional.
There are many 3D printing applications in the realm of home décor and renovation. In fact, there are so many potential uses that professionals believe 3D printing could revolutionise the field (and many others).
Imagine having the perfect living room furniture of your dreams custom printed via the 3D technology. That’s not a futuristic dream – it’s already here. In the future, 3D printing will simply become more readily available and user-friendly. As a result, 3D custom pieces will probably enter just about every home across the globe.
The time between ideation and conceptualisation to manufacturing is significantly reduced with 3D printing. As a result, a complex and thorough renovation will probably take a fraction of the time required today. Architectural elements, light fixtures, artistic sculptures, window treatments – all of these can be 3D printed. And while 3D printing is still a bit expensive, chances are that the technology will very soon be affordable enough to utilise during the execution of even the smallest interior design projects.
The transportation and use of various construction materials during a home renovation can be a resource-intensive process. There is still a significant amount of waste, plus serious remodelling projects tend to be quite expensive because of inefficiencies.
The future of interior design is very likely to reduce the amount of construction waste being generated. Smart technologies are already allowing designers and architects to come up with very accurate plans and estimates that reduce the amount of expensive material going to waste.
Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the technologies that makes waste reduction possible.
This collaborative technology allows the creation of hyper-detailed plans and home renovation/construction models. When BIM is being utilised, interior designers can reduce waste, decrease the cost of project execution, bring down the risk of error and even make the renovation quicker.
Various types of modelling and renovation planning technologies are already available or being conceptualised. Not only do these allow for the reduction of construction waste, they also help for the execution of more energy-efficient and sustainable interior design.
Many estimates suggest that growing numbers of people will be moving to urban areas in search of better jobs and more secure living.
This trend will lead to another very important phenomenon – growing numbers of individuals or families having to put up with smaller living spaces.
As these people will be unwilling to compromise with conveniences and their lifestyles, interior designers will have to come up with smart solutions aimed at giving a small residential space a big number of uses.
That would be possible through space manipulation and the creation of numerous functional zones within the residence. Multipurpose furniture will also be used and the demand for such pieces is expected to grow a lot in the coming years.
As more people will have to share a smaller space, they’ll also have to address privacy concerns. Everybody will need their personal corner – a mission that can be difficult to achieve in a small flat. Semi-permanent and movable solutions like partitions will allow for the space to be personalised according to the needs of the current occupants.
Are you looking forward to a modern, bright future for your residential space? If so, contact Home Guide. Our experienced interior design professionals understand the past, present and the future of home renovations. That knowledge allows us to come up with and execute solutions that are perfectly tailored to the needs of the individual household.