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Interior Designers, Pay Attention to These Smart Technologies

Three Smart Home Design Ideas for New Jersey Decorators

Interior Designers, Pay Attention to These Smart Technologies

For years, technology and interior design have been at opposite ends of the spectrum. Interior designers felt that technology made the room cluttered and mechanical, while technology providers struggled to provide the needed functionality without affecting the surrounding décor. Fortunately, that is no longer the case.

For years, technology and interior design have been at opposite ends of the spectrum. Interior designers felt that technology made the room cluttered and mechanical, while technology providers struggled to provide the needed functionality without affecting the surrounding décor. Fortunately, that is no longer the case.

Now, smart home design technologies have made it easier than ever for interior designers and technology providers to get on the same page. If you’re an interior designer or design-savvy homeowner in the Summit or greater New Jersey area, then pay attention. These are the latest design trends you won’t want to miss out on.

Hidden Televisions

When given the task to decorate a bathroom or bedroom, we’re fairly confident most interior designers wouldn’t suggest making a television the focal point. On the contrary, televisions are often a necessary evil that takes up valuable wall real estate from gorgeous artwork. But of course, interior design has to have a healthy balance between beauty and everyday functionality, so often the TV does remain a prominent part of the overall room design.

But what if there were a way to get all of the functional use of a television without having to sacrifice wall space? That’s where hidden televisions come in. When you want to watch the latest film or episode, one push of a button reveals the television at the perfect spot for comfortable viewing. But at all other times, it can be out of sight completely.

To add a hidden television to a room, these are the two best options:

  • Mirror TVs

Using a brand like Séura, you can replace the standard television with a TV that also functions as a mirror. When not in use, you gain an ornate and useful mirror on the wall. Then, upon your command, the mirror instantly transforms into a high-definition television.

  • Motorized TV Lifts

If there’s no good spot on the wall to hang a TV or mirror, you could also opt for a motorized TV lift. With this option, the TV will quietly appear in the room – either by descending from the ceiling, rising from the floor, or pulling out of a wall or piece of furniture, depending on the layout of the room.

In-Wall Speakers

Like televisions, speakers are often a distracting and clunky element in a room. Few speakers can achieve the exact design scheme you’re going for in a room while also maintaining audio performance, so the result is often speakers that jut out, with cords and cables visible to the eye.

The better approach is to install speakers directly into the wall. We can design custom finishes for the speakers that help them to blend into the existing wall color or wallpaper so that your eye glides right over them. You can gain all the benefits of a multi-room music or surround sound setup without compromising on the overall look of the space.

Lighting Control

Skip the standard light switches in favor of a more elegant, sophisticated solution. With a smart lighting control system, you can avoid the wall acne of light switches while also better leveraging light in each room. We can design specific lighting scenes that set the best brightness and color temperature for every fixture in the room. When selected, the room’s entire lighting palette will change to the perfect staged lighting for any occasion – entertaining, watching a movie, relaxing with a good book, etc.

SEE ALSO: HOW TO USE LIGHTING SCENES TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME

Because you can select a scene with just one push of a button, you’ll be able to do far more with your lighting. It avoids the process of walking throughout each room to manually adjust each light fixture. Just pick out your scene and the smart lighting will do the rest!

Connect Consulting works with interior designers and homeowners throughout New Jersey to combine the ease and convenience of smart technology with the unique beauty and architecture of each home. To learn more about how we can elevate your spaces, call us at 1-800-655-2520 or fill out this brief questionnaire.