Ikea future homes project manager Eva-Carin Banka Johnson says for a home to be fit for purpose in the future it needs to be adaptable. Rooms will have to offer more than one function. By 2025, she says, we will see an increased demand for sliding walls to create modular living and recreational spaces, allowing lounges to become bedrooms, bathrooms to double as laundries and living rooms to easily transform into an office. Future trends include: Outside growing in: Home planting solutions enable fresh herbs and vegetables to be grown in the kitchen. Indoor gardens draw us closer to nature. Togetherness in the home: Multifunctional furniture that adapts for working, socialising and spending time with the family. The kitchen island is set to become the social centrepiece of the home. Flexible living spaces: Rooms will no longer be defined by boundaries but will become transformable. Happy, healthy homes: Homes will integrate a green, healthy lifestyle, from electric bicycles displayed as wall art to efficient food waste and recycling systems. Home smart: Homes will become a physical network of interconnected objects and appliances, with digital kitchen work tops transforming how we prepare our food.