Whether you’re looking to redecorate as part of a home renovation, or you just want to add a few new and interesting furnishings to your home’s existing layout, today’s blog article (all about Smart Décor & Furniture) is sure to help you out with a spark of inspiration. Once you’ve discovered the kinds of interesting items you can adorn your modern home with, you’ll not only be prepared to update its existing style, but you’ll also be able to enhance its overall intelligence. And that’s because today’s most stylish décor is also smart, as in smart décor, meaning that from now on your most interesting furnishings will be your connected furnishings.
Why consider smart décor?
Whether or not one should consider adding smart décor to their home is likely to be determined by whether or not they’re already embracing smart home technology more generally. In other words, if you enjoy smart home products and have already started developing your own connected home, then it absolutely makes sense to add smart décor to the mix.
If, alternatively, you haven’t quite ventured into the world of smart home products yet, you may not see as much point in beginning your journey specifically with smart décor. If you’re just now starting out with your own connected home, it might make more sense to begin with other types of products such as smart home security items and smart voice assistants. You can always add smart décor once your smart home setup really begins to take off.
Popular smart furnishings
The first piece of furniture I want to discuss is without a doubt the most impressive coffee table I have ever seen. It’s the Sobro Smart Coffee Table with Refrigerated Drawer, and its numerous features are truly impressive! This coffee table not only keeps your food and drinks cold (in its roomy and fully temperature adjustable refrigerated drawer), but it can also stream your favourite music or TV audio through its dual Bluetooth speakers, charge up your devices via its 2 USB ports and 4 standard (110V) power outlets, and create the perfect party atmosphere with its underside LED lighting.
That’s right, this amazing coffee table has all of that and more. Its refrigerated drawer (powered by a built-in compressor) can hold up to 32 cans of your favourite beverage—keeping them cool and ever ready for consumption so you won’t have to constantly waste time traveling back and forth to the kitchen. At 109.6cm long x 44.5cm high, and with a depth of 58cm, this coffee table is the perfect size for any living room, games room, or den, and its built-in storage drawers provide an ideal location to store remote controls, magazines, gaming controllers, and more.
Less than a year ago, I reviewed the little cousin of the Sobro Smart Coffee Table—the Sobro Smart Side Table with Thermoelectric Cooling Drawer, and I absolutely loved it. In fact, it has most of the same features as its larger relative. You can read my review HERE, or just check out its picture above at the bottom left corner of the header image and later visit its Best Buy product page for full details and specs.
Another interesting option is the NETGEAR Meural Canvas II 21.5″ Digital Art Frame, which is a beautiful and dynamic picture frame that allows you to display everything from the world’s greatest works of art (Meural membership allows you to choose among 30,000 amazing images) to your own personal photos. Both still images and video can be displayed in the frame, showing at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Other features include Meural’s TrueArt Technology—which provides a truly lifelike appearance from any viewing angle (even in a brightly lit room) and an anti-glare matte display with 16.7 million colours. With Meural, the art you display will always look organic and lifelike, making for a spectacular viewing experience every single time. Imagine how impressed your guests will be!
The NETGEAR Meural Canvas also offers app-based control via the dedicated Meural App (freely downloadable to your Android or iOS based smart device). The app provides instant access to a ton of new art, and it also allows you to upload and display your own unique artwork. The Meural canvas that I’m showing here is the black version, but there are other colours and sizes as well, so you can choose the one that best suits your home’s existing décor. Note: I once tested the original version of this product and found it to be a delight.
Finally, let’s consider the Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Smarter LED Light Panel Kit—a set that includes 9 RGBW Smart LED panels, 1 controlling device, and various other components (such as panel linkers and a power supply unit).What’s really great about this kit is that it senses the music you’re listening to and turns your Nanoleaf lights into an amazing audiovisual display that rocks out to the music in truly impressive fashion. In other words, with this kit you can bring a club-like atmosphere directly into your home, which is perfect for hosting parties with music and dancing (then again, maybe you’d prefer to just keep the good times to yourself?).
Whatever the case, Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm includes both voice and app-based control (as well as time triggers) with which to set its whopping 16.7 million colour palette to rocking and rolling. The Nanaoleaf Smarter Series App (which is compatible with both iOS and Android based devices) allows you to create stunning light shows and audio visual effects that will simply blow your mind. Better still, Nanoleaf has broadened its panel light portfolio to offer new interesting shapes—there are now squares, hexagons, and more available!
Once you install the Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Smarter LED Light Panel Kit in your home, listening to your favourite music will never be the same again!
Of course, today more and more smart furniture and décor items are hitting the market. For instance, in addition to the products discussed above, there are also Hunter Douglas Smart Blinds that you can control remotely via an app and timers, Smart Mirrors with numerous features one would never expect to see in a mirror, and even Smart Garbage Cans that sense your approach and open their lids for you. And I’m barely just scratching the surface here. The range of smart décor products and exciting things they can do is simply mind-boggling.
If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me, visit Best Buy Canada today to discover your many Smart Décor and Furniture options.