The interior design industry in Singapore is extremely niche. This is because our home styles and limited real estate set very particular set-backs. So, if you’re venturing in a renovation, these 5 tips and hacks are going to help improve your home aesthetic:
1. Never over-furnish the living room
Since the living room is family and entertainment central, many homeowners tend to over-furnish it by picking couches, bean bags, poufs, accent chairs, and more seating paraphernalia for fear of running out of sitting. Understand that you have to be as simple as possible with this particular room as possible because circulation space is more important than anything else here. Go for low-height, plain furniture and add floor cushions for extra seating.
2. Beautifying small closets
If you’re lucky enough to have a separate closet – even if it’s a small one – in this real estate deprived landscape of Singapore, then here’s a helpful trick to make it feel bigger and better. Clad an entire wall in looking mirrors – or laminate the façade of your wardrobe door leaves in mirrors. The reflection can make it feel like you’ve doubled the space.
3. So you want a study desk
Study or office desks have to be as clutter-free as possible for you to concentrate on your work, and most of that largely depends on the design of your furniture. In such cases, it’s best to pick out a desk that is minimalist in nature. Since they don’t have as many storage spaces by design, you’ll be able to keep away all the eventual clutter away from them over the course of your use.
4. In a small bedroom
Most Singaporean homes are small and a major portion is allotted to the public spaces like living room come dining plus kitchen. This leaves very limited space for the bedroom, but it’s okay. You can definitely make the most of it by choosing your décor and furniture wisely. While picking out décor and accessories during the renovating, stay minimal. Don’t pick anything too extra and you’ll get a great outlook.
5. Fun colours for a fun bedroom
If you want your spaces to be fun, then the best way to do so is by dressing them up in fun colours. Bright pastels and vivid jewel-tones are both a great way to make your ambiance feel enlivened and beautiful at the same time. So choose your primary, secondary, and tertiary colour schemes wisely.