The world is becoming increasingly digitised. From our smartphones to our homes, technology now pervades almost every aspect of our daily lives.
In fact, we now spend more time using digital technology than ever before. With younger and younger children now connected to some form of device.
It is no surprise then, that various industries are following suit and adopting technology to drive their market position forward.
One such industry that has wholeheartedly adopted technology and digitisation as part of its offering is interior design. Helping designers, consumers, and fitted furniture retailers compete in an increasingly digital world.
A whole host of emerging technology and apps have sprung up in interior design to help consumers and businesses alike.
Smart design tools
Whether it is communicating and collaborating with clients, procuring furniture, managing projects, or using simple tools, technology has pervaded every aspect of an interior designer’s job.
Smart design tools and innovative tech platforms are helping interior designers do their jobs efficiently, effectively and at speed. Ensuring happy clients and quicker turnarounds time after time.
Augmented Reality (AR) has proven to be huge hit with interior design and furniture brands. Allowing customers to see how products might look in their homes before they buy.
AR technology has become extremely advanced and can be used with a simple smartphone app. For furniture such as fitted wardrobes, it can be a huge boost to see how they might look in your home before you buy.
Additionally, AR can be used to help you envisage an entire renovation of your home.
Smart home technology
Voice controlled speakers, Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, app-controlled lighting, our homes are smarter than ever, and interior designers have picked up on how to use this for clients benefits.
Smart home technology makes life easier and more convenient. Marrying design, furniture and technology is helping the interior design industry to create homes that make their inhabitants life easier.
Smart home technology can also be used to improve security in hoes too. A key consideration for many clients working with an interior designer.
3D printing has introduced radical new methods of creating bespoke pieces for interior design projects. Enabling interior designers to produce highly personalized furniture solutions for their clients s=tastes and needs.
It also helps in the development of furniture prototypes that keep costs down but productivity high. Additionally, it enables interior designers a greater breadth of materials, shapes and structures to play with in design.
As our dependence of digital technology deepens, there is no doubt that the interior design industry will come up with ever innovative uses for technology in projects.