Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader.

How many of us grew up in homes where every single square foot of the house had something that was either functional, decorative or a ‘just because’ purchases that mom or dad had to have?  I’m one of those kids. 🙂

Let us be honest with each other for a minute, sometimes, OK most times, we buy things not because we really need them but more often than not it is because we can. What eventually happens after all of those purchases?  We end up with tons of stuff that we don’t really need or use that we’re now forced to look at.

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My advice, cut back on the compulsive buying and try to focus on what’s really important or needed.    Don’t feel too bad, I am guilty of this sometimes but I’m monitor myself a lot more so I do not spend unnecessarily.

Strange enough, I don’t like clutter and often find myself rearranging and donating anything that I don’t need but can benefit someone else.

So what can we do to make our living spaces less of a large storage container for all the things we thought we wanted and more of a home that’s functional, easy to navigate and comfortable for everyone?

The answer – look to the future!  

More and more architects and designers are coming up with new, unique and fresh designs that support what some refer to as minimalism.  Minimalism is basically living with less by choice and loving the freedom that it gives you.   Are people really doing this?  You would be surprised as I was when I read on Theminimalists.com that Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus reportedly helped over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. Isn’t that amazing!

Let us take a look at some designs inspired by this concept that I found on Pixabay.com.  I know some of you are thinking, where is all the stuff?  🙂 Remember, for the minimalist less is best.

     

There are more and more people trying to take their home designs to the next level.  They are not letting the laws of physics or the current day trends keep them from looking to the future. They challenge engineers to get the job done. For these homeowners their house is their sanctuary. Some of what I’ve seen will blow your mind. Take a look at a few I found on Homedesignlover.com .

      

Futuristic designs seem to favour an open floor plan with fewer walls. They tend to include large windows for natural light and some even build with the environment in mind.

      

Designing for the future simply means that we need to be mindful of our environment and the changing and growing needs of the end users.     Everyone has their own sense of style with different requirements for their homes.  What does not change however, between homeowners is the need to be comfortable and happy in their homes.

The only thing affecting or rather limiting designing for the future is our own imagination.  Designers, engineers and architects would be called into the spotlight as their flexibility, creativity and visionary abilities would be tested in their efforts to design the ‘ideal’ home.

Simplicity can be beautiful. I recognise that for many of us home renovations of the above magnitude would be a dream come through but they can be expensive.  However, we should not let the price for these homes stop us from searching, designing and even creating a home we love even more.

The good news is, there is a better way and for most of us it would take some time to adjust but I think it would be worth it in the end.   Assess your space by looking at the size and shape of the room then ask yourself if everything you have is needed and how you can make the space better.

Can you see yourself and your family living in any of the above?  Hope you enjoyed.  Be sure to visit CGTrader if you wish to take part in the blogging contest. Best of luck and thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Cherylene

Cherylene, is an aspiring writer whose desire is to help people nurture and develop the best version of themselves. Through her writing she hopes to encourage her readers to dig deep both spiritually and mentally to heal and enlighten the mind, body and spirit.

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