1. Zen ambience
Decorate your home with bouts of green and light-coloured wooden accents to create a warm environment. By adding small green plants around the home, it will also help to create a more relaxed atmosphere for you and your family.
2. Geometric patterns and accent lights
Add geometric patterns to a wall and pair it with statement lights in complementary colours to bring attention to an area of the home. This is also a good way to demarcate separate areas of the home. To tie in the entire look, choose a colour palette and pick other home items in that colour family to create a stylish area.
3. Open-concept look
The open plan or open-concept house is one that has no walls and barriers separating the spaces in a home – such as by combining the living room and dining area together, instead of adding a wall in between or a divider. The open-concept look works especially well in small HDB flats in land-scarce Singapore.
Add blinds instead of curtains especially if you want a clean and minimal interior decor look for your home.
4. Foldable doors
If you can’t decide on hacking the wall between the study area and the living room to get an open-concept or not, we say go for it and install a foldable door like this five-room flat in Bukit Batok. This way, you can straddle the best of both worlds. You will get the privacy of a separate room when the doors are unfolded, and an open-concept look when the doors are folded to maximise space.
5. Chevron flooring and grills
Besides adding foldable doors or statement wall art to demarcate a space, try adding tiles or different flooring to separate the different areas of the home. This five-room apartment at Compassvale Mast takes on a modern spin of the Scandinavian look by adding a vintage metal grill as a space divider.
6. Clean wooden accents
When you pair clean lines, simple designs and light wooden accents, you will get a interior look that is warm and comforting. Avoid clutter by only adding small furniture that you need to maximise the space of the home.
7. Blue and airy
Create your own quaint little English ‘cottage’ in your high-rise apartment by painting your window and door frame white. Finish the look by adding checkered pillow covers in the same colour scheme and place flowers on coffee tables to finish the homely countryside look. Leave your windows open wide to bring in as much natural light into the room as possible.
8. Cozy bay windows
If you have a bay window in your bedroom, spruce it up with soft furnishing like a woolen rug and throw pillows to create a cozy corner for you to unwind with a book in hand. What we like about bay windows is how you can also use the space under it to store your knick-knacks or extra pillows.