This Interior Stylist Has Picked the Most Aesthetic Home Tech Products of the Moment — 'No More Tech Eyesores!'

If you think making your home smarter means filling it with ugly gadgets, think again. There's a growing number of pleasingly aesthetic choices out there, says this stylist

a smart speaker on a kitchen counter
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If you're into your smart home tech like me, you might find yourself in a similar quandary when it comes to bringing it into your space — a lot of it just doesn't look great. So while some people will spend hours reading and re-reading reviews to find out which piece of tech has the top spec features, I say it's just as valid to base your decisions on which devices are the most aesthetic, too.

Thankfully, lots of modern tech brands are delivering the best of both worlds. As an interior stylist, I've worked with a number brands, from Amazon to Sonos, from smart speakers to home security systems, to make sure their products are as attractive to interiors-minded people as possible, and we're seeing sleek shapes and more enticing finishes come through in new releases, especially with premium products.

With that in mind, I've curated some of my favorite, design-focused smart home tech that you can buy this year, from video doorbells to smart coffee makers — and they're all popular devices with great reviews, as well as great design credentials.

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I own a lot of smart tech, but never at the expense of my home's design scheme. The majority of home tech these days is sleek and modern, so what sets the best-looking among it apart from the rest?

There are two schools of thought. The first is that your smart tech should fade into the background of your home, so it should be super minimal and plain. However, there's also a take on aesthetically-pleasing home tech that embraces beautiful materials, that make a design statement in itself.

My rule of thumb? Avoid plain white or black devices where you can — these are your basic offerings, and who wants to be basic? Here are the 9 devices I've got my eye on as best in class right now.

Luke Arthur Wells
Freelancer writer

Luke Arthur Wells is a freelance design writer, award-winning interiors blogger and stylist, known for neutral, textural spaces with a luxury twist. He's worked with some of the UK's top design brands, counting the likes of Tom Dixon Studio as regular collaborators and his work has been featured in print and online in publications ranging from Domino Magazine to The Sunday Times. He's a hands-on type of interiors expert too, contributing practical renovation advice and DIY tutorials to a number of magazines, as well as to his own readers and followers via his blog and social media. He might currently be renovating a small Victorian house in England, but he dreams of light, spacious, neutral homes on the West Coast.