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
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, usedécor 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.
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.
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?
window drapes andenergy 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
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.
following these tips, homeowners can create the convenient, connected, and
beautifully decorated home of their dreams!
Autore Uma Campbell