From the oatmeal sofa and wooden floorboards to the abstract paintings and modern white lampshades, it resembles a family home that would not look out of place on any street in Japan.

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From the oatmeal sofa and wooden floorboards to the abstract paintings and modern white lampshades, it resembles a family home that would not look out of place on any street in Japan.

But this is no ordinary scene of domestic bliss: beneath the Muji catalogue-style decor of muted tones, this is apparently the home of the future.

Today, the Eco Ideas House, created by the Japanese electronics company Panasonic, will open its doors in Tokyo following a renovation designed to show us how we will be living within the next decade.

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