Technology is becoming an increasingly bigger part of our lives and it seems like everyone is turning their space into a “smart home” these days. There are plenty of ways to incorporate tech into your home to make your life easier but with most of these gadgets, you have to sacrifice style for utility-but it doesn’t have to be this way. More and more brands are combining sleek design with high-end technology to offer devices that not only add to your quality of life but add a beautiful piece of decor into your space as well. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite pieces that are just as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.
Your TV should not be the centerpiece of the room, especially when it’s not even on. Nobody wants to stare at a big black rectangle while sitting in your living room. The Samsung Frame is the perfect way to add some character to your space by displaying a piece of art whenever the TV is turned off. It even comes with different colored frames and a hidden wire so it truly looks just like a painting hanging on your wall when it’s not in use. And it’s a smart TV so you can connect it to Wifi and stream all your favorite Netflix, Hulu, and HBO shows with ease.
The Art Store it comes with is massive, allowing you to choose from tons of curated collections of famous paintings and some from lesser-known independent artists. There are currently over 1,200 works to choose from and with Samsung’s new collaboration with Minted, you can purchase 23 different pieces from 21 different independent artists. It comes in 4 different sizes and there are 4 frames of various colors to choose from, but they’re super easy to switch out whenever you decide to change your color scheme. It mounts on the wall just like a piece of art or there’s an easel stand to further the art illusion. You can control the Samsung Frame with your phone, your voice, or the remote and it works seamlessly with other smart devices.
You don’t have to worry about your electric bill with Art Mode, either. Since it’s meant to be left on for longer periods of time, it’s built to be energy saving. The Samsung Frame boasts Unique Quantum Dot technology allowing 100% color volume, aka over a BILLION different shades of color and it offers HDR 10+ to capture even the finest of details, so you won’t miss any of the magic. There’s only a single wire that can easily be hidden, along with the One Connect Box so no one will ever know its a TV until you turn it on.
If you’ve ever used a towel warmer, you know that the “fresh-out-of-the-dryer” feeling is the epitome of luxury. The worst part of Winter, in my opinion, is trying to warm up after you get out of the shower, but this gadget is truly a lifesaver. The minimalistic circle design looks like a piece of art on your bathroom walls and the design is so simple that it could go with any decor. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes including shelf and mirror options.
No green thumb? No problem! Swap your house plants for a self-watering mini herb garden that stays happy and healthy year-round. The perfect way to add some greenery and benefit from the air-cleaning, seasonal-depression-busting qualities of houseplants, while spicing up your cooking in the process (literally). You can use your own seeds or purchase one of their 50 varieties of plant pods and you should start to see growth as early as a week after planting them. It even comes in three different colors to match any color scheme.
This company is known for providing the most cutting-edge technology with the most brilliant designs. Quality is their number one priority for both the style and durability aspects, as well as tech components. This sound system is completely customizable in shape and color and no one will ever know its actually speakers! Unless of course, you want to tell them.
Aromatherapy is an easy way to lighten your mood and make your home smell great. This cute little cube doubles as a minimalistic lamp with color-changing LEDs to produce every color imaginable. You can even control it through your phone and sync it with your Google Home or Amazon Alexa to use voice commands. Perfect for your bedroom, nursery, home office, living room. Heck, you could have one in every room of the house!
Incorporating more tech into your home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice beauty. There are so many little (and big) gadgets out there to make our lives easier that can add to your space instead of distracting from your decor.