The Future of Home Design.
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And today, we will take a step (or rather, a few steps) toward the future and try 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, and as most of us know, the world as we all know it will undergo very significant changes in the foreseeable future.
And if you thought technology, Has taken a somewhat central place in our lives and replaced just some of the 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 do not know how to code will be left without a job and that robots will replace most of us), It 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 home design do not come only from technological advancement. There are also built-in changes that are a natural part of the evolution of any field. Even if the 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 historical development of the home design field will prove it easily - It has developed dramatically over the last seventy years. You can read more about this here and in the excellent articles on our sweet blog that deal with the topic of the various home design styles.
Reading these articles is essential as a prelude to a better understanding of this article.
In this article, after reviewing the different opinions regarding the prospects for the development of the field, we will present the directions in which we believe 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.
And as always, at the end of the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation to summarize its content for you.
1. Nothing changes.
As always, It is customary to start with the conservative view. The one that favors maintaining the status quo. This theory believes that no significant change is expected, and the field of home design will remain, more or less, as we know it - The same design styles/shades of color/architecture/perception of spaces. And more.
According to this perception, although there is no doubt that each era 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 the home design field.
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. But 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, 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.
These and more are just a few of the existing development options in home design following the meteoric advancement of technology.
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. It 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 future home design, it is not such a dramatic impact that will completely erase all non-technological aspects.
We are about to see, they will 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 will casually mumble to 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 ?!" they will ask with open bewilderment.
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 be hung on the wall, and there will still be debates about space occupancy within rooms (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, and we are witnessing an opinion from the 'comfort zone' that does not require a clear statement on whether a significant change will be felt. After all, the easiest thing to claim is: "Of course, there will be some change, but not so significant."
On the other hand, we believe this is not true, and indeed it is an active stance.
4. New styles.
This one is quite interesting.
What is basically claiming is that not only technology won't be a significant factor in aspects of home design styles in the future, but vice versa - due to the evolution of time, we will discover new styles that are not inherently related to technology but have other cultural, and aesthetic effects.
As it's well known today, one factor that influences the most 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 perception, 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 - 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.
Like most things in life, the truth lies in the middle.
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 technological advances will not allow us to completely ignore her design aspects in home Decor. 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 complete transformation that will change everything we know about home design.
Our professional opinion is somewhere between paragraphs 3 and 4.
On the one hand, there will likely be a combination of past and future, between the status quo/tradition and the future/progress. Indeed, technology will impact home design, No doubt about it. 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 independently.
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.
We hope this article has helped you to some extent with your doubts about the future of home design.
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