IKEA Reveals Trends in Australian Home of the Future

The Swedish furniture store IKEA knows a thing or two about Australians. Many locals frequently take a weekend pilgrimage to battle it out with rowdy kids and fighting couples in the hope of securing a bargain in their big blue bag.
Armed with knowledge from this sample of home decoration obsessives, IKEA teamed up with Australian futurist Barrie Barton to envisage what the Australian home of the future will look like, complete with meatballs.
Not only will the outside merge with the inside, homes will be about social spaces and community. They will also be fitted with sustainable technology and as bikes will need to be stored in our homes, they will become decorative pieces hanging on a wall.
Single person and couple households will grow, as spaces reduce — meaning rooms will need to have the flexibility to cater for different needs.



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