The Top 10 Smart Home Accessories to Elevate Your Home in 2022

The Top 10 Smart Home Accessories to Elevate Your Home in 2022


Smart homes can be very aesthetically pleasing due to the sleek design and minimalistic nature of most smart home accessories, but these accessories are not just for show. They can help you automate your home to make it more comfortable and convenient for you and your family. Many smart home accessories, such as dimmers and remote controlled heating or air conditioning, can also help you minimize your electricity bills.

Aside from helping you save energy, smart home automation can help make the mundane tasks inside your home effortless. For example, voice controlled light switches make turning off the lights at night much easier, especially in the winter when no one wants to get up from under the blanket. 

When it comes to smart home accessories, quality is extremely important. What’s even more important is that they are integrated together and are easily controlled through a unified app or service to make life easier. 

To give you a few ideas of how smart home automation can make your life easier, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite smart home accessories around the world that will elevate your home’s style as well as make your life much more comfortable.

Our top 10 smart home accessories from around the globe

Amazon Echo Studio

Smart speakers are some of the most popular smart home accessories in the market, and for good reason. Aside from acting as a smart speaker that plays music and answers your questions or tells you what the weather is like, they can also act as a hub for other smart home accessories you use, so that you can control them all in one place. Just make sure that your accessories are integrate-able with Alexa so that you don’t have to worry about the setup process.

What makes the Amazon Echo Studio especially great is that it combines the best of both worlds: a smart speaker that can be your smart home hub, and a high fidelity speaker that produces incredible sound quality and even includes 3D audio for an immersive listening experience.

Amazon Echo Studio

Smart plugs are a great way to always be in control of your electricity outlets. You can use them to remotely turn off certain power outlets once your devices have charged sufficiently, or to turn devices on while you’re coming back from work. We’ve found this to be incredibly useful during the winter as we used it to turn on the heater 20 or 30 minutes before we got home so that we came back to a warm and cozy living room.

Some products, such as the Eve Energy smart plug, can even monitor your electrical consumption so that you’re aware of your patterns and where you can save money. While the Eve Energy smart plug works with Apple HomeKit, it does not support Alexa or Google Assistant, so might be a hassle for some users.

Amazon Smart Oven

Amazon’s smart home products are great because they all fit into the Alexa ecosystem while providing incredibly powerful features for users. This smart oven is no exception, as it acts as a convection oven, food warmer, microwave, and air fryer all in one powerful device. Not only that, but all of it can be controlled remotely through the Alexa app or your Amazon Echo speakers, so you can easily ask Alexa to preheat your oven well before you get home, saving you some precious prep time.

Kasa Smart WiFi Power Strip

Similarly to smart plugs such as the Eve Energy smart plug, this incredible power strip helps you save energy and money by giving you full control over the output of each individual power outlet. It also includes multiple USB ports for easy access, and can even be voice controlled or automated to follow specific routines. For example, you can automate it to turn off all but one of your outlets at the time when you head out for work every day.

Philips Hue Smart Motion Sensor

While this is one of the best smart motion sensors out there due to its easy integration with multiple home automation hubs, smart motion sensors in general can have an infinite number of use cases for your home. For example, you can ask it to notify you when a certain door is opened or closed or when your pet enters a room they shouldn’t be in. Coupled with other smart home accessories, you can even program it to do complex tasks such as turning on and dimming down your bathroom lights when you enter the bathroom late at night, making this product a godsend for anyone looking for effective home automation solutions.

Philips Hue Smart Color Light Bulbs

Another excellent home automation product from Philips, these smart light bulbs are incredibly easy to install (you simply replace your existing light bulbs with this one), and give you full control over your home’s lighting through voice commands and a variety of home automation hubs. You can even customize effects or colors to create a unique ambience for every situation.

Google WiFi Mesh Network Routers

If you have problems with your WiFi router’s range at home, you’ll wish you’d heard of this product sooner. By simply replacing your existing router with the main Google Mesh one and placing the others in strategic locations, you can ensure that every corner of your home will have excellent WiFi connection all day long!

This product also comes with a dedicated app to help you track your consumption, the users on your network, and to allow you to make any changes as needed straight from your phone.

Alexa Fire TV Cube

While there are many products out there that can help you add Smart TV capabilities to your regular TV, such as the Roku and Google Chromecast, the Alexa Fire TV Cube comes with a variety of features that allow it to shine amongst the competition. It lets you control your TV with voice commands, switch channels and open applications such as Netflix, and it even acts as a standard Alexa hub so that you can control the rest of your smart home accessories through this one device.

Eve Room Indoor Air Quality Monitor

The Eve Room Indoor Air Quality Monitor is deceivingly useful. It allows you to monitor and track your indoor temperature, air quality, and humidity levels so that you can understand why and when the air quality inside your home drops so that you can ventilate accordingly. It’s also very easy to install and set up, and what we absolutely love about this product, and all of Eve’s products, is that it takes data privacy extremely seriously. Eve will never harvest your personal data or share it with third parties, which is quite reassuring for anyone concerned about data privacy.

Always plan ahead before investing in smart home and office accessories

We definitely recommend, as is the case with furnishing any part of your home, that you take your time to do your research and plan accordingly. You should be sure that the products you’re getting will not only fit into your home’s aesthetic, but that they are all easily accessible with common integrations so that you can have an easier time managing all of your smart accessories, whether they’re at home or in your office. 

Doing so can also help you save space, as you’ll find that some products’ uses can overlap, and you don’t want to buy expensive home accessories only to find them redundant after a few months. Look for multifunctional products such as the Amazon Fire TV Cube, which can fulfill multiple purposes while still giving you the flexibility to control your home’s devices in a few simple taps!