The ‘unfinished’ look is the height of urban chic, and residents of Singapore are loving the distressed, shabby chic and moody appeal of such interior designs. Gritty with undertones of grunge appeal, any interior design can be completely retrofitted with this look with the help of the right materials, lighting, furniture and finishes. Further, let’s take a look at how you can emulate the chic, urban, unfinished appeal in your own homes.
1. Make the mood
Nothing sets up the right mood more than the right color and material selection. Since we’re going for an unfinished look that is chic and elegant at the same time, the concrete finish is the best way to go about it. From floor tiles to wall finishes, you can use this aesthetic to imbue a distressed and shabby chic look in your interior designs.
2. A dull color scheme
On top of a distressed material palate, the color scheme definitely has to be on the full side in order to emulate that edgy grunge look. So all the material finishes in your space have to run the gamut between dull and deep grey. In order to keep your homes from looking monotonous, you can opt for using same-family hues with different tints and hues.
3. Intervening with lights
Since we’re working with a mostly dull color scheme, what’s the best way to provide some natural contrast within the whole scene? It’s by using lighting accents to spruce up the space. You can use backlighting to make your shelving look glamorous, and you can even use trendy lighting fixtures that can create focal points in your interior design.
4. Grunge decor
In order to keep up with the theme of your overall design, you have to be very careful about selecting the décor and accessories. Try to stay away from the typical and opt for a more grunge aesthetic to complement your urban chic visuals. Musical instruments can make a very exciting and pragmatic décor piece. If not, then go for framed photos of rock bands like Nirvana, AC/DC and more.
5. Keep the continuity
The best way to make your unfinished, urban chic interior designs look elegant is by emulating continuity. You can do this by having a similar floor pattern or material in the open-floor layout of your home, by using the same wall finishes in the various rooms of your home and by using similar lighting accents to create a visual connection between spaces.