Singaporean homeowners are constantly finding ways to make their modern homes absolutely unique and even more stylish. While the sleek minimalist accents coupled with natural textured and bright light are all well and good, they’re also pretty mainstream. So, if you’re struggling with ways to make your modern homes more unique and standout, here are 5 ways that you can do so:
1. Play magic with recessed lights
Recessed lights are an awesome way to spice up your modern ambiance with panache. They not only simulate a whimsical look in a space, but also help tone down the clean lines and austerity of a purely modern home. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the cove lights installed in the media wall and ceiling create a fantastical look that makes the whole space feel infinitely more unique.
2. Add texture to the whites
White hue in an inherent part of modern interior designs. It helps introduce that classic austerity that is such an important characteristic of modern spaces. But too much of white all over the space can seem a bit boring, which is why you can play with different textures on it. The exposed brick white wall in this image is a great example on how you can articulate this idea.
3. Be a little stylistic
The thing about modern interiors is that they are extremely restrictive. From clean lines to sharp edges and natural colours, there’s a whole lot of rules that you have to abide by. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to be scared of taking some creative liberties. Check out the stylish tree-branch book shelf in this image. It’s the perfect idea for breaking the monotony of a purely modernist space.
4. Experiment with finishes
One way to make your modern interior designs the epitome of unique is by experimenting with different finishes. If there’s too much matt in a design element, spice it up with gloss. If there’s too much texture in a certain surface, balance it with plainness. This bedroom interior design is a great example. Both the bed sheets and the high gloss strips on the wardrobe door leaves helps spice up the ambiance a lot.
5. Interesting patterns
Yes, you do not have as much free reign with eclectic patterns in a modern ambiance as you may have in a contemporary one. But that does not mean that you cannot use them at all. Take a look at this bedroom; the pink of the bedcovers and galaxy blue of the curtains creates an extremely attractive duo that complements the simplicity of the room.