While we are experiencing changes in our ways of life, it is only normal that the spaces we live in and their features also change. Changes occur in the way we build our homes, the aesthetics, and upholsteries in these buildings. All these changes are being directed towards ensuring that people enjoy more comfort, usability, and utility for their spaces. We now have smart buildings with pieces of furniture that use lifting columns for height adjustability, voice, and sensor control. Apart from the aesthetics added to our spaces by these pieces of furniture, people also enjoy easy usage and ergonomic benefit from these upholsteries.
However, it is important to note that these changes will not stop. After witnessing an increasing trend towards automated and ergonomic furniture in the last ten years, we should prepare for more. The use of lifting columns and other automated components in pieces of furniture has risen, and this rise is not projected to stop in the nearest future. Suppliers, marketing outfits, and stakeholders in office and household furniture should brace up for this impending change. This article will seek to highlight many of the changes and trends that are expected to shape the furniture market in the years to come.
Home Trends in 2030
The home is the personal space of most individuals where they spend time with families, friends, and other loved ones. Therefore, it is expected that any form of innovation and technological advancement will occur in the spaces we live in, and their features will be reflected in our homes. The timeframe set in 2030 should not be confusing. While these trends can extend beyond this time, technology is an ever-developing process. There is no telling what might have been introduced into the industry in terms of technological development and advancement over the next ten years.
The following are some of the likely trends in personal spaces in the coming years
Continued Adoption of Smart Homes and Buildings
The use of automation in most homes is projected to continue over the coming years. From the use of Bluetooth to voice and touch control, buildings and the pieces of furniture in them can be controlled smartly and intelligently. People will continue building homes where they can open doors and gates with their voices, control lights from their mobile phones, and also move and control pieces of furniture with a touch of the button. Examples of these pieces of furniture include standing desks, TV carts, and many others. These upholsteries are equipped with lifting columns or linear actuators that allow users to control them from a distance.
However, the only threat to the continued adoption of this trend is the risk of hacking. With home operation interconnected and automated through processes such as the internet of things (IoT), cyberattack remains a considerable force of reckoning with it the adoption of the trend. Users will definitely have to look into securing their homes and buildings from cyberattacks and hackings.
More Focus on Health and Ergonomics
Although this trend is already receiving some traction, it is expected that the coming years will witness the intensified effort to incorporate health benefits and ergonomics into buildings. While this may start from the building design stage, it will be continued throughout the construction and culminated at the fittings and furniture stage. People will seek to use pieces of furniture with ergonomic advantages, ensuring that regardless of their position, they can healthily use their spaces.
Furniture such as standing desks, TV lifting systems, and other ergonomic upholstery will play an important role in this trend in the coming years. People will be on the lookout for standing desks that allow them to work and exercise at the same time; TV carts allow them to enjoy multimedia in a comfortable posture and many more.
Multi-functionality of Upholsteries
Another trend that suppliers and marketers of furniture should be wary of is the multi-functionality of furniture. The use of pieces of furniture that can serve two or more functions will also increase over time. The reason for this is numerous. While some people will opt for this trend in a bid to save money, others will find it ideal for their personal space, which they want to keep as small as possible.
The use of a smaller space is another trend that will rise. The size of homes will be smaller; thus, pieces of furniture used in them will be as minimal as possible. By extension, people will seek to furnish their spaces with pieces of furniture that can serve multiple functions, thus reducing the number of upholsteries that they need.
These are some of the trends that will be witnessed in homes over the next ten years. As said earlier, these trends may extend past the next ten years, or other innovations may overtake them. Either way, they represent some of the deciding factors for the furniture market in the next ten years.
While enough emphasis has been laid on the trends that are likely to shape the future of home décor and furnishing, it is also important to see if the market is ready for these changes. Loctekmotion stands at the forefront of producing pieces of furniture that can fulfill the demands of future trends. This is so as Loctekmotion produces standing desks, TV carts, collaborative media walls, and many other products. These products allow for the enjoyment of automation, ergonomics, and multi-functionality through their various features. These features include the addition of lifting columns, incorporating quality control boxes, and many other features.
As the wheel of change constantly moves, we will all witness changes in the way we live and do things. This means that our buildings and the things inside it will also change in the way they look and how we use them. It is thus important for suppliers and marketers of pieces of furniture for homes to take cognizance of these changes and take advantage of them.
Contact us now to see how you can prepare for these trends and stay ahead of the curve.