There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when decorating a home. Homeowners obviously need to think about their budget and lifestyle when decorating a new space, but that’s not all. They should also think about how the décor will complement their smart home devices. Many people think that they will have to sacrifice style in exchange for having smart home devices, but that’s certainly not true.
Here are tips for decorating your smart home:
Use Décor or Furniture to Hide Cords
Many smart home devices need to be plugged in, which means smart homes are often covered in cords. Not only is this a safety hazard, it can also make your home look disorderly. To solve this problem, use décor and furniture to hide the cords hanging from your smart devices. A strategically placed TV console or large vase can be used to keep cords hidden, so keep this in mind when planning the layout of each room.
Most smart home devices are made out of chrome or plastic, which are two materials that can make the room look cold and uninviting. Don’t be afraid to mix chrome and plastic with other warmer materials such as wood. For example, place a smart home assistant on top of a dark wood coffee table or a smart home security camera on the shelf of a wooden bookcase. Placing the wood and metal so close together will create a beautiful contrast that will balance the space and make it more welcoming.
Consider Energy Efficiency
Smart home devices aren’t just designed to make life more convenient—many of them were also created to help homeowners save energy. For instance, homeowners with smart lighting can remotely control their lights to ensure they are turned off when no one is using them. Having these devices will put you one step closer to living in an energy efficient home, so why not go all the way by considering energy efficiency when decorating?
Choose window drapes and energy efficient doors to reduce heat gain and loss so your heating and cooling system does not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. Pick energy efficient appliances for the kitchen and laundry room and energy efficient fixtures in the bathroom. Making these decorating decisions will help you increase the energy efficiency of your home and save money on monthly utility bills.
Don’t Show Off
Smart home devices look sleeker and more sophisticated when they are simply a part of the room as opposed to the focal point of the room. For example, a digital assistant should be placed on a table to the side of the room instead of on the coffee table in the center of the space. Choose another feature in the room to use as your focal point, such as a fireplace or piece of art, then center the design around this instead of your smart home devices.
By following these tips, homeowners can create the convenient, connected, and beautifully decorated home of their dreams!
Autore Uma Campbell