The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing smart devices into the home – even before you move in. While interior design and technology are concepts that are not usually discussed, the onset of smart home gadgets is leading more designers to incorporate a digital focus on the elements of design. As the market for home interior rapidly grows, the industry is also making larger investments to develop innovative products by adopting IoT, with terms like ‘ITerior’ and “IoT-terior’ into their layout.

In fact, over 24 billion digital devices will be connected through IOT by 2020, according to research from Gartner. And while the idea of connecting household appliances like TVs, stoves, and refrigerators to the internet isn’t groundbreaking news, the potential of boosting the home decoration industry with smart technology is fueling IoT growth.

Turning Traditional Living Spaces into High-Tech Homes

With today’s busy generation, the demand for smart homes allows individuals to create a flexible work-life balance that’s useful for all ages. For example, the major home furniture and appliance giant, IKEA, recently launched a trendy smart lighting system that connects to tablets and mobile devices. Meanwhile, HiCan developed a smart mattress that combines the elements of entertainment, health management, and connectivity. When wearable tech and cooking appliances are combined, the ability to turn off the stove on your way to work can improve the levels of safety for families.

IoT Interior Services

Behind the trendy products in home décor, there are services that connect household appliances into an entire home control system. This service allows users to decorate their homes while establishing a new IoT environment. In fact, IoT-equipped homes are able to control heat via smartphone or virtual assistant, switch on/off lights with Wi-Fi, and start the pressure cooker from your smartphone

As last year’s major trend in IoT was about security and energy efficiency, 2019 seems to be focusing on the “how” of making your home relaxing through smart decoration. Thus, we can only expect to see how home construction and remodeling will be based on IoT functions in the near future.

Improving Your Budget in More Ways than One

The Internet of Things will affect how families interact with the space around them as well as what their appliances have to offer. The importance of data that is collected by IoT products can provide a variety of advantages, such as being able to detect when one section of the home is malfunctioning or in need of maintenance. This helps give insurance companies the confidence in your property decisions as well as the value of your home.

Not only will incorporating IoT in your home design become affordable, but it may also save you money due to the use of energy-efficient technology. With new attempts of bringing IoT and interior design trends onto the same platform, interior décor will not only provide aesthetics but also offer smart functions that make the home comfortable and convenient. After all, smart homes shouldn’t be “smart” for the sake of it, but to improve the everyday lives of consumers.