Technology has changed the way we live, work and play. Interior decorating is no exception to this trend. Today’s technology offers a wealth of resources for professional interior designers and anyone looking to spruce up their living space with new furnishings. From virtual reality room settings that allow you to see how furniture looks in your home before you buy it, to voice assists that offer complimentary paint color suggestions, there are plenty of ways technology can make an impact on the look and feel of your house or apartment. In this article we will explore 4 technological advances that are changing the world of interior decoration today:
1) Virtual Reality Rooms
VR rooms allow users to experience what it would be like if they were walking around inside a virtual building, that they can design themselves. The rooms are created through the use of 360-degree video footage that immerses you in the experience with sound and visuals. This technology is great for interior decorators because it gives them the ability to showcase their work before physically making anything by allowing clients to explore what style of furniture they want in their living space before the final design is set.
This technology is also great for anyone looking to furnish a new home, apartment, or office because it allows them to see how furniture looks in any size room and choose from an unlimited number of styles without spending hours at stores trying different pieces out. This saves time and money which is especially helpful for people who are not experts in interior design.
Besides the benefits mentioned above, virtual reality rooms also offer a low-risk way to explore different decorating styles without actually making any changes because it is all done virtually!
Virtual reality rooms were made possible by advancements in computer programming and hardware that have allowed designers to create a realistic 360-degree experience.
2) Apps for Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
There are many apps out there for interior designing including Houzz, Pinterest, and IKEA’s app which offers inspiration pictures as well as how-to video tutorials. These apps are great because they offer users the ability to find out about any type of interior design element, from furniture to paint colors and everything in between with just a few clicks on their phone!
There is also an app called House Beautiful which offers advice for anyone starting a new project. There are articles offering tips on how to decorate a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and more. It is a great resource for anyone who wants ideas on how to make their home feel like it’s theirs!
Another app that has gained popularity in recent years is Houzz because it offers pictures of both interior designers’ work as well as user-uploaded photos which makes decorating inspiration so much easier due to the vast variety of choices.
Apps are also a great way for people who don’t live in an area with lots of interior design stores to find what they want because it is like having their own virtual store and warehouse!
3) Voice Assistants
Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant are all voice-activated assistants that can answer questions about interior design or offer suggestions on what to paint on a wall. For example, you can ask Google Assistant “what color should I paint my living room?” and it will give you a variety of choices based on what colors are trending.
Voice assistants have steadily been gaining popularity in recent years because they offer user convenience as well as accessibility to information about interior design which is especially important for elderly people who want to stay in their homes as they age.
The voice assistants also offer a way for people with visual impairments or disabilities who are not able to navigate mobile devices screen-to-screen due to the lack of tactile feedback. Not only do these voice assistant apps give them access but it is also an affordable alternative that does not require expensive accessibility software.
4) Online Interior Decorators
Designers are now creating their own websites that offer virtual tours of their work, services offered as well as contact information. This is great because it provides a way for people to find what they want without having to leave the comfort of their home and go into a store or visit an individual designer’s website.
Many online interior decorators also offer the option of doing the majority of their work remotely. Not only does this save time but it also saves money because people are not paying for gas and other expenses that come with shopping.
Another benefit is that these websites often offer a discount or deal when first visiting the website which is something physical stores cannot do because of their overhead costs!
4) Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI can help you find new home décor ideas or offer suggestions for new paint colors. With AI, you can receive personalized recommendations and cost estimations with just a few clicks of your mouse!
AI is also great for those who want to be able to control their home from anywhere which means that they are never too far away from making changes if necessary.
A really cool feature about AI is that it can help you figure out what color to paint a room and offers suggestions for complementary colors.
This is Just the Beginning
The world of interior decorating will be evolving exponentially with technology and what we’re seeing with these 4 technological advancements is just the beginning.
Technology is changing the way that we live and interior decorating is not immune to these changes. In fact, it has already been one of the industries most impacted by advances in technology!