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How Advancing
Technology is Shaping
Interior Design

Combining SmartThings and smart design to make a house a home

The lightning pace of advancing technology is paving the way for a new kind of creativity in interior design. The latest innovations are far more than functional – they can also completely transform the look and functionality of your home. There’s no place we spend more time, so tech that helps change how you feel about the space can really make a difference to the way we live.

Smart technology and state-of-the-art televisions are influencing how we design our interiors. As these devices become more widely adopted across the globe, integrating tech seamlessly into a room’s aesthetic is becoming ever more important. Here, we look at the relationship between advancing technology and interior design.

The aesthetic beauty of SmartThings

The convenience factor of managing all of your devices from one place is one of the most exciting aspects of 21st-century living. Designing a smart home allows you to connect many components such as bulbs, security cameras, speakers, thermostats, switches and sensors to a central hub, which you can control via an app on your smartphone.

Being able to configure automations and control gadgets remotely comes with many benefits, such as increased comfort and peace of mind. The Samsung SmartThings app lets you control a room’s lighting, heating and security at just a touch. Voice-activated assistants can practically manage your house for you, from scheduling your laundry to monitoring water leaks.

The rise of smart technology also has big ramifications for home decorating. Interior designers must consider creating space for smart objects to blend seamlessly with the overall aesthetic of the home. Fortunately, aesthetics are typically front of mind when it comes to developing smart objects. The clean, minimal and sleek styles can fit perfectly into anyone’s dream design.

Smart technology is also able to inform the feel of a beautiful living space, and sometimes becomes a focal aesthetic point for architects. Examples of interior design that pivot on smart technology include cosy smart fireplaces in living rooms, ambient bedroom lighting controlled via your phone and sleek smart coffee machines that take pride of place in the kitchen.

As we spend more time than ever at home, these smart objects form part of a growing trend of using tech to boost our everyday wellbeing.

How digital display surfaces are becoming a decoration point

First adopted by the masses in the 1940s, televisions have become an interior essential. Gathering around the television with family and friends is one of our favourite things to do, but to the aesthetically minded, a big black box can be considered an eyesore in an otherwise immaculately decorated room. For years, designers have sought creative ways to blend the television into carefully crafted interiors, concealing it behind cupboards, inside beds or raising it down from the ceiling.

Hiding in plain sight, Samsung’s The Frame is an astounding example of how smart technology and interior design come together seamlessly. In fact, The Frame doesn’t look like a television at all. Art Mode detects motion in the room and displays stunning art when the TV is not in use. The Frame’s app, Smart View, allows you to choose from their over 100 pieces of curated art or from your own photos.

The ever-increasing screen size of televisions has brought even more challenges for interior designers. Samsung QLED televisions are designed to blend into their surrounding interiors, with an ambient mode that lets you display art or the latest headlines. If that’s not enough, you can snap a picture of your TV against the background wall and clever Samsung technology will mimic the background, seamlessly blending your device with your home design.

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