There will be glorious years for interior design, in fact we are slowly entering the new era where technology will determine its development.
The interior of houses has always changed, adapted to current trends, the adoption of new technologies and different lifestyles. As a result, the standards in home decor are also constantly evolving. This causes interior designers to constantly face new challenges in order to keep up with the latest trends and meet customers’ wishes. This is becoming clear right now, in this digital age, where technological solutions are rapidly improving and changing various sectors, including interior design.
But what technologies will be implemented? Are there any signs indicating which direction 3D decor will go? Here’s what the future holds for home decor, according to Sara Concato, Head of Design in StudioS Interiors, which explains how, among other things, a render can tell a project, even before it takes shape.
Technology has completely transformed the design industry, making the design possibilities truly endless. We are destined to have to deal with more and more technological tools that make it possible to realize all the ideas that have been put on the table. Designers will be able to guide customers through the different environments, help them understand and visualize what the interior will look like. Customers will become the main characters themselves, observe the various design elements of the digital world and be able to change what they do not like. This way, they will be able to get exactly what they want, down to the smallest detail.
“It can be difficult to predict the future – says Sara Concato -– experts from all over the world are struggling to figure out where the design world may be in fifty years’ time, and many heated debates revolve around what the future holds. ” factors that we believe can shape home decor in the coming years. As expected, the technology is ready to play a major role in the future of home decor ”.
But what will be the new technologies? And how could we use them?
3D rendering, the project takes shape
When an interior designer meets a client for the first time, he tries to get an idea of what the client wants and needs for his home or any other environment he wants to design. In this first phase, you will get all the information to start the design process.
Before technology took over, interior designers made sketches and drawings to show to the customer to receive feedback, and then make the necessary changes based on their feedback, perhaps going on indefinitely. This was because the customer did not have the ability to actually preview what they were choosing.
3D rendering now allows professionals to model, furnish and present environments in a three-dimensional and realistic graphic format that is capable of providing a real preview of the result.
With the rendering, photorealistic 3D views of the customer’s ideas are created, completing the project until it meets his wishes.
“3D rendering allows us to show the customer exactly what the final project will look like, even before its construction begins. Furthermore, we can make any changes to the project efficiently and effectively, as we have a very efficient 3D rendering software available. We are therefore able to make the customer fall in love with something that does not actually exist yet “ continues Sara Concato.
Design of living space in VR
Virtual reality has planted its seeds in various sectors and its roots are growing at a very fast pace. Interior design is one of the sectors that is increasingly embracing it to create an even more immersive experience than 3D rendering can already do.
This new tool transforms the future of interior design and takes it to a whole new level. Designers can now guide their clients through all the living spaces they have created so they can truly experience the interiors of their homes.
However, this technology is not yet fully available to the public as it is often still expensive, but this is where AR comes into the picture. Augmented reality actually allows interior designers to merge the virtual world with the real by superimposing virtual elements on physical properties.
Virtual reality is set to take over completely in the near future, but until then, interior design experts can rely on AR to create exceptional designs.
Smart Home: smarter interior
The world of the “smart home” is in full swing, with a constantly growing market in recent years. According to the scenario analyzes conducted by the Internet of Things Observatory at the Politecnico di Milano, the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions market for smart homes in Italy started running again in 2021. In fact, it recorded a high growth rate of + 29% compared to 2020 and reached of 650 million euros (average 11 euros per capita).
The market is driven by connected devices (135 million euros), smart speakers (130 million euros), security solutions (125 million). This is an excellent result, even higher than the levels before Covid, which was registered at the end of 2019 (530 million euros, with +23% compared to 2018).
Even if you do not live in a society today where technology is completely king, it is likely that you have at least once physically encountered a smart home. This dynamic will undoubtedly take root more and more in the near future, it will not be possible to do without technology where everything is connected and just a click away.
“Many people already have various gadgets that make their homes smarter, such as AI personal assistants or various other connected devices. These are all standalone devices that continue to inspire interior designers to do more and more as they create their designs. date, home automation has already come heavily into our homes and will definitely be the future of those who want to live in a house where a simple smartphone or tablet will be enough to control and monitor all systems and appliances. Sara Concato finishes.