Decoration and technology: what do they have in common?
Who never dreamed of living in the home of the Jetsons – characters from the series produced by the Hanna-Barbera studio – when you were a child?
Or live in the 2000s house of Marty MacFly – character from the movie “Back to the Future”? Well, this is a reality that, year after year, seems more possible for those who work in the interior decoration field.
The impact of new technologies on people’s lives
Currently, there are in homes – even the simplest ones – technological devices that the ancestors never dreamed would one day exist.
And this is something that is renewed every day, because the materials and systems are constantly being improved. And it’s not just a matter of consumption, but a response from manufacturers to the changing tastes and needs of people themselves.
Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine how to face everyday challenges without a computer or cell phone. Many people do not know how to relax at home away from a television.
Cooking just got easier with the help of a cooktop, electric oven, microwave and more. The bath was better with a super shower. And sleep with cooling by an air conditioner.
The question that remains is whether all these new technologies can compromise interior decoration. And the designers’ answers seem to be no.
In fact, it is a very big challenge, but necessary, to compose environments with all those traditional elements that people appreciate so much. And at the same time add these new inventions to the spaces of the house.
The most technological items that cannot be missing in a modern apartment
From the entrance to the bathroom, all the environments of a modern apartment will present a detail and another of technology, this is inevitable.
Modern homes go far beyond the intercom, dimmer plugs and USB input, small internet centers and security cameras. They also have image and light projectors, sound amplifiers, diffuser faucets, air scrubbers and fresheners, smoke sensors and more. Many of your electrical appliances are connected to the Wi-Fi network. In short, it’s what is called a smart home!
The technological revolution for interior decoration does not even stop there. Items that are already known to people have been modified to meet, precisely, new market demands. This goes both for larger objects, such as stoves and refrigerators, and for smaller ones, such as door locks.
These are resources that designers must know how to use wisely and not hide in the decoration.
Why are interior decoration and high technology linked?
In many interior proposals, one sees an enormous effort by the designers – seeking to meet customer specifications – to hide technology.
Really, country-style, classic or beach-style homes don’t even seem to match the idea of the future. Only this is wrong thinking.
Architects, engineers, designers and decorators have learned that technologies contribute more than hinder their work. Thanks to them, many project problems are easily solved. And far beyond electronic devices and equipment, contemporary research has advanced in the improvement of construction materials and systems.
Test results allowed, for example, companies to manufacture hurricane-proof windows and doors. Glass and polycarbonate plates resistant to temperature variations. Wood and porcelain floors better protected from scratches. Malleable, non-cracking or self-healing cements. MDF furniture that does not damage in contact with water vapor. Boards that generate renewable energy for home. And more.
See how technology is everywhere? How is it present in interior decoration?
So when decorating your home, don’t forget to make the most of this interior decoration partner, technology!