The Future of Home Design.
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And today, we will take a step (or rather, a few steps) forward in the timeline directly towards the future and try, together, to imagine and predict, what the future holds for the home design field, and how we think this field will look in the foreseeable future. Whether or not significant revolutions and changes are expected.
Look, apparently, and as most of us know, the world as we all know it will undergo very significant changes in the foreseeable future.
If you thought technology, for all its effects, Has already taken center stage in our lives and replaced a lot of human functional aspects - You better think again - she's barely started. You have not seen anything yet, even though we do not want to stress anyone. Still, the robots are coming, and they are coming to stay.
Although we hear about it mainly in the context of employment (the fear that those who did not know how to code will be left without a job and that robots will replace most of us), this is relevant to all areas of life, And the field of home design is also likely to be affected by these changes.
Moreover, doubts about the future of the home design field do not stem only from technological advancement. There are also built-in changes that are a natural part of the evolution of any period. Even if robots would not come to enslave us all (just kidding), it is still possible and worthwhile to wonder about the future of any evolving field, surely such a significant one as home design.
One does not have to be a certified sociologist to know that such changes are inevitable. A quick and unprofessional look at the history of the home design field will show us this easily. The field has developed dramatically over the last seventy years. You can read more about this here and here in the excellent articles on our sweet blog that deals with the topic of the various styles of home design. Reading these articles is essential as a prelude to a better understanding of this article.
In this article, we will present to you the directions in which we believe that the field of home design may turn in the near and distant future. And finally, we will also give you our forecast on the matter.
1. Nothing changes.
As always, start with the conservative view. The one that favors maintaining the status quo.
This theory believes that no significant change will occur, and the field of home design will remain, more or less, as we know it.
Same design styles/shades of color/architecture/perception of spaces. And more.
According to those who hold this view, although there is no doubt that each period affects the world of design and culture somehow, and the future is, undoubtedly, a new period in itself. Still, we are not expected to see a fundamental change in home design.
Everything remains as it is, and we (they) love it.
2. Everything will change.
On the other side of the barricade is the opposite perception - everything will change, and nothing will remain the way we know it.
Although it is common to identify the change in question as being driven exclusively by technology - this is not necessarily the case. And indeed, the change may be primarily driven by technology. Still, design elements that evolve As a natural result of the progress of time may weigh a causal factor on expected future changes in home design. According to this conception, even those design elements that evolve out of the necessity of time will still develop in a purely technological format. Therefore, according to this conception, the field of future home design will be characterized exclusively by technological elements. And the home of most of humanity in the not-so-distant future will look like an advanced computer game, and in the distant future - like some binary expression. Creepy, we know.
Houses that float in the air/material that expands and shrinks according to your requirements and thus do not take up space/art and home decorations that are expressed only in binary mathematics / artificial intelligence that is so advanced that you at this stage can not even imagine its benefits. All of these and more are just a tiny bit of the existing development options in home design following the meteoric advancement of technology.
And in light of all this, it turns out that the field of home design will indeed become one that will leave no trace of its current condition.
You can read more about it here.
These are you in your living room in the next century. Great tan!
3. Mix it up.
According to this theory, the future of home design is somewhere in the middle between the two concepts above, which means that our future home will be seen as a kind of design hybrid between technological progress and moderate conservatism.
Proponents of this theory argue that while there is no doubt that technological advancement will indeed affect the future home design, it is not such a dramatic impact that it will completely erase all non-technological aspects.
We are about to see, they claim with characteristic indifference, a kind of "cute" home gadgets and artificial intelligence that will make our lives at home much easier on a daily practical level but will not really "interfere" and take over home art and aesthetic aspects. "In the worst case scenario," they say casually towards the frightened technophobic conservatives - "Siri will just be a little smarter, but a homely boho chic and bohemian design style will still be relevant and perfectly stable. Moreover, what is the relevance of technology to aesthetic design elements ?!"
The homes we are expected to see in the next century, according to this conception, will have very, very practical technological features, but pictures will still hang on the wall, and there will still be debates about space occupancy in space (minimalism versus bohemian), and whether home space should reflect a mix of styles (boho chic ) Or a design focus (modern).
The styles will always find a way to blend in somehow
Some may argue that this is not an active stance but a kind of stay in the comfort zone that does not require a clear opinion as to whether or not a significant change will be felt. After all, the easiest thing to claim is something like: "Of course, there will be a change, but not so significant."
On the other hand, we believe that this is not true, and indeed it is an active stance.
4. New styles.
This perception is quite interesting. What she is basically claiming is that not only will technology not be a particularly significant factor in aspects of new home design styles in the future, but vice versa - due to the evolution of time, we will discover new design styles that are not inherently related to technology but have other cultural, cultural and aesthetic effects.
As is well known today, one of the factors that most influences the field of design in general, and home design in particular, is the cultural environment in which it develops and from which it is influenced.
Therefore, the proponents of the above claim, following the inevitable development of human culture soon, and because there will probably also be those who will insist on preserving non-technological human culture (as part of a desire to preserve some authenticity), we will indeed witness new artistic home design styles. , Those whose unsophisticated human refinement will be the most significant part of them. Therefore, as a result of all these unique home decor styles will develop. Simple and human.
Humanity will prevail!
As we promised at the beginning of the article, it is time to express our opinions as experts in the field.
Look, the truth is lies somewhere in the middle, like most things in life.
It does not seem likely that predictions such as those mentioned in the first and second sections (everything will change / nothing will change) may come true.
The incredible advances in technology will not allow us to ignore her design aspects in home decor completely. And vice versa, despite its central weight, even the queen of change - Mrs. Technology - will not be able to bring us into a state of such complete transformation that will change everything we know in home design.
We are trying to argue that our position is somewhere between paragraphs 3 and 4.
On the one hand, we are sure that there will be a combination of past and future, between the status quo/tradition and the future/progress. Indeed technology will impact home design, but it will do so hand in hand with existing design styles. On the other hand, we still believe Artistic - non-technological - home design styles will continue to evolve separately and on their own.
The future of home design is a hybrid of past and future, of floating intelligent homes with a bohemian furniture style, of materials that expand and shrink with a chic design concept. The guiding principle is that the status quo is here to stay with slight improvements.
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We hope this article has helped you to some extent in your doubts about the future of home design.
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