Luxury is a relative concept, and in the context of interior design, it varies from space to space. For huge spaces, emulating luxury requires completely different techniques than doing so for small spaces. Of course, the latter of the two is harder and is more relevant within the context of Singapore, where HDBs make up the bulk of living quarters. So further, we’ll be looking at 5 ways to emulate luxury in small-style interior designs.
1. Bold materials
The bold materials used to emulate luxury in small spaces differ from the conventional kind of bold. They’re not vibrant or synthetic – instead, they dark, dull and natural. If you look at this image, you’ll notice how the bedroom is decked out in dark wooden accents with strategic placement of cove-lights all around. Furthermore, the use of black marble in the media wall completely solidifies the element of luxury in this interior design.
2. Break out the marble
This living room interior design is understated in its elegance and luxury, most of which comes from the white, grey-veined marble used in the media wall. Coupled with the shabby chic area rug and the sliding door framing, the overall ambiance looks highly chic and sophisticated. There is zero over-designing, and the end product looks extremely gorgeous.
3. Mirror, mirror on the wall
Looking mirrors are an excellent way to make the most of a small space, and when most of your design is already decked out in understated luxurious tones, then using mirrors is the best way to double the effect. The reflection of the whole room creates the illusion of spaciousness and allows you to tinker with the original setting some more.
4. Lookout for the ceilings
Ceilings are an essential part of any interior design. Many people tend to think that using a statement ceiling is a good way to emulate luxury. While that may be true for large-scale houses, remaining elegant and simple for small-scale luxury is crucial. So make sure your ceiling design complements the rest of your interiors and remains as plain and simple as possible.
5. Large surfaces
Large surfaces decked out in plain materials are also an effective way to emulate luxury in small interior designs. Just make sure that the dark colors are adequately complemented by their lighter half to create a well-rounded and experiential space.