A little while ago I wrote about how to be creative when incorporating technology into your home. Essential to our daily lives these days, gadgets and technology play a fundamental role but don’t always look that aesthetically pleasing. Finding ways to hide and camouflage technology, and in particular all the wires that come with it, can be difficult, but give it a little thought and imagination and you will find a way to fit with your décor.
In this post I wanted to take a look at home telephones in particular. Maybe for some of you, a home phone is less essential than it used to be. Mobile phones have advanced so much, and many of us have lots of free minutes to use, that there is a case for the home telephone to be a little redundant. In my own home, combine this with some rather old and tired looking phones and we don’t use them as much as we could. In fact, I dislike them so much that all of them are hidden out of sight behind furniture and shelves!
For several reasons this is quite ridiculous. Mainly because we are gadget and technology lovers and really should be embracing all that modern, digital home phones have to offer. Now if we had one of these I’m sure we’d use it much more!
This is a touchscreen phone no less with a 55 minute answering machine. I can’t believe how much home telephones have advanced since I last looked at them. This one has 14 hours talk time and can be left lying around for upto 3 days without needing to be recharged. Amazing.
Apart from the functionality though, I love the way it looks. It’s sleek and modern and deserves to be out on display. Unlike my hidden old relics!
In fact, modern and chic phones are everywhere. Take this one where I love the sleek, ergonomic design. Again this wouldn’t look out of place in a modern, contemporary home and I’d be more than happy to have this one on display.
Technology doesn’t have to be hidden away, well apart from the wires perhaps, and it is possible to incorporate it into your décor. Choose wisely if it’s something that bothers you, and think about where you will store or place them. To host larger gadgets, look around for great pieces of furniture that blend well with the interiors and be sure they will be functional as well as look good.
Technology is here to stay so it’s well worth investing the time and effort in making it part of our homes.
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