The Smart Devices Interior Designers Need to Know About

The Smart Home Devices Interior Designers Need to Know About


Interior designers are responsible for creating a functional, practical, and beautiful spaces for clients. As technology advances, client expectations heighten as well. To remain relevant, it serves an interior designer well to know how technology can complement their designs. In order to source smart devices for clients, it’s important for interior designers to know what the best technology in the market in order to seamlessly blend it in with the design; thus transforming a space into a ‘smart’ space.

Here are some of the number 1 devices available in the market right now, rated by CNET, to incorporate into your next design project.

Written by Sarah Rebarber 

Best Smart Speaker

Amazon Echo


Best Indoor Security Camera

Amazon Cloud Cam


Best Color-Changing Smart Bulbs

Lifx Mini Wi-Fi Smart Bulb


Best White LED Smart Bulbs

Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit


Best Smart Thermostat



Best Smart Lock

August Smart Lock, HomeKit-enabled


Best Smart Doorbell

Nest Hello


Best Outdoor Security Camera

Netgear Arlo Pro


Best Smart Plug

Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug


Best In-Wall Switches

Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting


Best Smart Flood Sensor

D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor


Best Robot Vacuum

Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum


Best Smart Home Shades

Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades


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