Since HDBs are usually designed on an open floor plan, it can be hard to provide an individual identity to all the spaces that are designed in it. For example, the living room, the circulation space, and even the dining area can merge with each other. So what’s the best way to retain an individual vibe within all these spaces without constructing walls? The answer is by designing ceilings that vary in design from one space to the other. Here are 5 ways you can do this.
1. The double-light fixture
The light fixture used in this living room interior design is a feature of its own. It is used in symmetrical sequence and fixed on the ceiling according to the recommended standards of lighting in the living area. Its plain white background is what gives the whole space a cohesive look, but the light fixture itself is what maintains the identity of the living area.
2. A change in genre
You can maintain an individuality of spaces in your open floor plan by using various genres of lighting. For example, if you’ve used fixed ceiling lights in one space, then you can go for pendant lights or wall lights in the other one. In this way, each space can easily maintain its identity with ease.
3. Using spatial geometry
Understanding the geometry of spaces is very important when designing proper ceilings. Take the interior design in this image as an example; the longitudinal formation of the corridor has been utilized in the ceiling design to give it an individual look. The color changes in the ceiling material also contribute a lot to the overall design as well.
4. The beam formation
For spaces like terraces and balconies that already have a separate identity, it’s important to go the extra mile. So for spaces like these, you can go for shuttered ceilings with beams and louvers to set them apart from the rest of the home design. It’s an excellent way to give all the different areas an identity of their own.
5. Using focal points
Sometimes, even with an understated ceiling design, you can maintain the individuality of a space by creating a focal point. For example, a chandelier hung smack in the middle of a living room is a brilliant way to make its design holistic. Similarly, a cluster of pendant lights atop a breakfast bar has a similar aesthetic function.