We live in an era where the shortage in real estate has led to some unique design interventions that will become the blueprint for the ages. Designers are constantly coming up with new and improved ways to make small spaces seen open and spacious. So today, we’re going to share some tips on how you can maintain an openness in your HDB interior designs with these 5 easy techniques.
1. Lots of circulation
During the initial stages of your home interior design, when the designer provides you with basic furniture layouts, you’ll notice that there are lots of wide circulation spaces. While it may seem like a waste of space on paper, it’s important that you trust your designer and still go for them. They’re definitely not redundant and can help you maintain a sense of openness when the entire design has been executed.
2. Showing continuity
Emulating material continuity in your designs is an excellent way to highlight the openness of your space. This technique works best in open-floor layouts when a single space transitions into the other. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the media wall material continues into the corridor and the inbuilt shelving creates horizontal rhythm in the space. This is a great example of how you can articulate the concept the continuity.
3. Balancing lights and darks
Another great way to maintain a sense of openness in your interior designs is by balancing the lights and darks of your color/material scheme. For example, if you’re executing a certain portion in a dark color scheme, then it’s crucial that you balance it out with a bit of lightness in order to make it seen open and spacious.
4. Light colors with dark trimmings
Another way to maintain a spacious outlook in your HDB interior designs is by using mostly light color schemes. It can help emulate a light, breezy effect in your space. Of course you can add contrast by using trimmings, accessories, window coverings and even furniture in the overall design.
5. Lots of light
Using lots of lighting of the correct temperature is a good way to imbue a sense of openness in the space. However, make sure that you use warm-hued lighting. Cool lighting can make your space look stark, austere and unfriendly in the long run.