It’s impossible to predict the future, but you can clearly see where 3D interior design is heading. Just take a look at where it is now, add ever-evolving technology to the equation, and you’ll see the blindingly bright future of 3D interior design.
3D interior design has evolved quite a lot in the past decade. Technology has become an integral part of the interior design process. The two are fully intertwined now, and both keep reinventing themselves with almost every coming day.
Technology has completely transformed the design industry, making design possibilities truly endless. The sky is the limit for everything interior designers want to create these days. We’re bound to see more and more tech tools enabling them to easily bring all their ideas to life.
With all this in mind, take a look at how 3D interior design is evolving. Let’s see how it will look like in the near future.
3D Rendering Shortening the Feedback Loop
When an interior designer meets with a client for the first time, they try and get a sense of what the client wants and needs for a particular design project. They get all the information they need to start their design process.
Before technology was added to the equation, this interior designer had to make sketches and drawings that they would show to the client to get their feedback, and then make the necessary changes based on the feedback, and the loop went on and on.
3D rendering now significantly shortens the feedback loop, as there is no more need for sketches that can’t really represent designs in the best possible light. There’s no need to keep going back to the drawing board to make some changes and keep meeting with the client to see if you’re finally on the same wavelength concerning the project.
With 3D rendering, you can quickly create photorealistic 3D visualizations of your client’s ideas, and literally, sweep them off their feet. You can show them exactly how the end product will look like, even before its construction begins. What’s more, you can make any and all changes to the design efficiently and effectively, since you have 3D rendering software at your disposal.
Interior design is all about the process, and 3D rendering has made that process a piece of cake.
Bringing Ideas to Life with 3D Printing
3D printing has truly revolutionized interior design. When it first came to the scene, it was quite expensive, and printing anything in 3D was a lengthy and challenging process.
Today, not only is it incredibly easy to 3D-print almost anything you set your mind to, but it’s also quite fun and interesting. It’s also much more cost-effective than it once was.
With 3D printing, interior designers can bring literally any idea to life. They can create anything in miniature form, and enable their clients to see exactly how their ideas will look like in real life. This saves interior designers a great deal of time and helps their clients cut their costs.
Granted, 3D printing has not reached the mainstream yet, as the process is still a bit costly and needs to go to certain lengths before it can be fully refined. Nonetheless, it’s definitely not far from commercial use. The 3D printing revolution will be going full steam ahead in the foreseeable future.
Eco-Friendly Design Becoming a Trend
Eco-friendly is a buzzword in a wide range of industries. Eco-friendly design is quickly becoming a trend that everyone wants to follow, from consumers to designers and manufacturers.
This is simply because we are becoming more aware of the environment, and all the damage we have done to it over the years. We’ve become aware of the air, water, and land pollution, and we finally want to put a stop to it. We’ve developed a conscience, and we want to put it to good use.
Enter sustainable design. With an eco-friendly design, we can live more cost-efficiently, as we can upcycle various pieces of furniture, and invest in energy-efficient materials.
But most importantly, we can take better care of the environment. We can finally do something good for the planet we call home. This is exactly why sustainable design has become a global trend, and we certainly hope it is here to stay.
Smart Homes Making Interiors Smarter
Smart homes have been around for some time, although they’re definitely not mainstream. If you don’t live in an extremely wealthy, tech-savvy society, chances are you haven’t physically come across a smart home yet.
This is undoubtedly going to change in the near future, as full-blown smart homes have made it possible for interiors to become smarter. More and more people are now able to implement smart interior design into their standard homes.
You may have various gadgets that make your home smarter, such as AI personal assistants, or various other connected devices. Those are all standalone devices, but they keep inspiring interior designers to go the extra mile when creating their designs.
Smart interiors will soon come pre-built into regular homes, and they’ll only keep getting smarter. We’ll definitely see this trend becoming bigger quite soon.
Designing Living Spaces in VR
VR has planted its seeds in various industries, and its roots are growing at a very fast pace. Interior design is one of those industries that are increasingly embracing VR as the threshold to a bright technological future.
VR is reshaping the future of 3D interior design, taking it to a whole new level. Designers can now walk their clients through all the living spaces they’ve created, enabling them to really feel the interiors. They can get a clear sense of scale, and even test out numerous designs on their own with a simple tap of a button.
VR is not yet fully accessible to the public, as it’s still expensive, but that’s where AR comes in. Augmented Reality enables interior designers to blend the virtual and real worlds by overlaying virtual elements on top of physical features.
VR is bound to take over completely in the near future but, until then, interior experts can rely on AR to create outstanding designs.
Joining the Tiny House Movement
The Tiny House movement is an architectural and social movement that promotes living in a smaller space. That smaller space, which typically doesn’t go over 400 square feet, is eco-friendly and incredibly cost-efficient.
What drives this global movement is the constant increase in daily-living expenses and house prices. It’s becoming more and more challenging to cover all the necessary living expenses, not to mention buy a home at a reasonable price.
By downsizing your living space, you can save a huge amount of money, and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. But the Tiny House movement isn’t merely about downsizing. It’s more about carefully planning and organizing your living space so that your interior design lets you take full advantage of every little thing in your home.
Experts are increasingly designing multifunctional furniture that transforms from one piece into another in seconds. So, not only can you save space by joining this movement, but you can also make sure every piece of furniture has multiple uses. This is definitely something to look forward to.
The future of 3D interior design looks very bright, as we’re slowly entering the new age where technology dictates how design is evolving. It’s exciting to see where it takes us next, but you can be sure it will be absolutely brilliant.