2018 has been another year of experimentation and innovative designing, but after 12 months people are ready for something new. It’s the end of the year, but it’s still definitely the beginning of new ideas. Designers and homeowners alike are coming up with newer aesthetics or revamping older ideas. With that in mind, here are 5 upgrades your home interior needs in 2019:
1. Brining back the urban view
In the past year or two, homeowners in Singapore have been narrowing their window portal and using heavy draperies/window treatments to block out the massive urbanized city view outside. But it’s time to embrace these views as a part of your interior designs and frame them in the most innovative ways. So get rid of all your blackout window treatments – use sheer curtains, honeycomb blinds, and the like to get the best results!
2. We’re bringing marble back
Marble textures have taken a backseat to granite, terrazzo, and quartz over the years, but 2019 is going to be its glory year again. Don’t worry – you don’t have to invest in expensive slabs to get the best looks. You can go for alternative marble textures such as laminates, quartz slabs, and more. This way, you won’t have to compromise on the integrity of your materials as well.
3. The bifold aesthetic
Bifold doors and windows are totally back in fashion – only this time, they’re making a comeback with a twist! The window installations of this particular aesthetic are being used in a ‘half wall’ capacity. This means that they don’t go from floor to ceiling as usual – only a certain fraction of the wall is used as a portal and installed with them. You can fold them open or close at any time.
4. Full glass walls
So, this one might take a little bit of red tape – especially when you live in an HDB flat. But floor to ceiling windows in high-rise buildings are a top trend. Not only do you get to feel like you’re actually floating in space, but it also feels like you’re living in your very own stylish pent-house suite.
5. Enclosed terraces
Open terraces may have been a total essential in the past, but these days they are being replaced by enclosed terraces, which are so much better. This basically includes an upgrade where the terrace actually has a semi-permanent shading that helps keep away the intense rain or shine. This means you can easily furnish these spaces with swings, etc.